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Big Picture Focus By Rick Dunham

The Challenge of Keeping the Big Picture in Focus One of the most important—yet hardest—things is to keep the big picture front and center. It’s just so easy to get sucked into the immediate… respond to the stuff that screams for our attention… and to be overwhelmed by the flood of things that come our…

The Impact of One Decision By Scott Rodin

The One Decision Leaders Make that Drives Everything They Do In my work as a consultant for not-for-profit organizations, I ask one question to start almost every consultation: “How do you define success?” I have found that this question more than any other helps define an organization’s mission, values, and motivations. The same is true…

Ready or Not, Here Comes Change! By Alan G. Weisenberger

  Readiness for Change is up to you! Unless you’ve been asleep like Rip Van Winkle, you know that change is a constant in today’s world.  But just because it’s constant doesn’t mean we’re good at it. It would be easier if we all viewed it the same way.  But inevitably, while some are clamoring…

The Art of Strategic Thinking By William A. Horton

What is strategic thinking?  In Becoming a Strategic Leader, the authors state that strategic thinking can be defined as, “The collection, interpretation, generation, and evaluation of information and ideas that shape an organization’s sustainable competitive advantage.” Similarly, T. Irene Sanders in Strategic Thinking and the New Science, says thinking strategically involves a combination of an…

Shalom Leadership By Zenet Maramara

A Steward Leader Pursues Shalom Leadership The steward leader approach is closest to shalom leadership. Bakke Graduate University describes shalom leadership where the leader pursues reconciling relationships between people, people and God, people and their environment, and people and themselves. The leader works toward the well-being, abundance, and wholeness of the community as well as…

Cultivating Relationships By Howard Rich

Leadership is About Relationships As a leader, we influence best through relationships, not through position.  Without them, leaders cannot effectively and consistently address the issues of leadership development, ethics, fiscal responsibility, stakeholder relations, and stewardship practices.  Leaders deal with people; therefore, the best way to deal with issues is to learn to work well with…

Life on Loan By Dr. Scott Rodin

Steward Leaders Know Life is on Loan As steward leaders, we understand that all of life is on loan, and we respond by living lightly in this world as caretakers of that which is not ours. This results in a life of real freedom to which we respond with joyful obedience. These are the marks…

I am a servant By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

“I am a servant of the Lord,” an Invitation to Transformation  “I am a servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Mary’s words capture the longing of a steward’s heart – an invitation to transformation. In embracing an uncertain path, Mary embarks on the most important work of a…

Teaching Tips from Dr. Gary Hoag

Called to Teach God has gifted some of us to teach, but that does not make it easy! It gets complicated when we have to address controversial topics, when our audiences have a wide range of knowledge and varied expectations, or when God leads us into new teaching settings that take us far outside our…

Pride in Leadership By W. Scott Brown

  Pride in Leadership: The world’s perspective or God’s perspective? Pride is an ever-present temptation for leaders. In the world’s eyes pride in leadership may actually seem beneficial. Today, prideful leaders are often celebrated because they seem “successful.” By mere force of their seemingly self-assured personalities, they shake up the status quo and make change…

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