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Judgment Calls By Mark L. Vincent

 Judgment Calls: dealing with organizational leadership scenarios Judgment calls are judgment calls. They aren’t exact. They aren’t easy. They don’t guarantee a successful outcome. What the leader can know is that to do nothing is also a judgment call. That is, the failure to exercise judgment is still a choice of what to do with…

Three Rules for Abundant Major Giving By Derric Bakker

THREE RULES TO GROW MORE ABUNDANT MAJOR GIVING If you are seeking to grow more abundant major giving at your nonprofit, you would be wise to consider these three irrefutable rules. I had to have a tough conversation with a client recently. A former sales guy turned nonprofit CEO, his perspective on fundraising is heavily influenced by his training…

When Fear Hits By Lee Ellis

When Fear Hits: 4 Tactics to Conquer it You’re in the midst of a leadership situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s true with people, too. But honorable leaders see fear coming and know how to handle it, right?…

Faith and Work By Dr. Gary Hoag

What is God’s design for the intersection of faith and work? The intersection of faith and work is a hot topic. Rightly so! Work takes up the largest sum of the waking hours of every steward. To borrow the language of Christian philosopher, Francis Schaeffer, we must ask and answer the question: “How should we…

Outcomes for Leaders Like You

The Outcomes Conference 2018 is for leaders like you. Christian leaders, like you, are radically transforming lives in this country and around the world. We know the challenges you face each day are great, but believe the power of God at work in and through you is infinitely greater. We know that all things work…

Do You Need Board Committees? By Michael E. Batts

Five Key Considerations for Establishing Board Committees Every organization is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all set of principles for determining whether an organization should have board committees. There are, however, common considerations in making such a determination. These considerations include: (1) Whether the board can devote sufficient time in board meetings to exercise appropriate…

The Greatest Challenge By R. Scott Rodin

A Leader’s Greatest Challenge It may seem presumptuous to propose that there is one challenge to leadership that is so universally experienced that it is consistently at the top of the list of reasons leaders struggle and fail. But a recent experience has moved me deeply and convinced me that there may be just such…

Filling the Gaps By Alex McElroy

Filling In The Gaps: Leaders Become Strong By Addressing Their Weaknesses A group of suppliers was given a tour of a mental hospital. One of the visitors in the group made some very insensitive and insulting remarks about the patients. After the tour was completed, the visitors were introduced and met with various members of…

Listening Leaders By Heather McCulloch

  Are you a Listening Leader? There is power in listening, as referenced in the well-known story in the Bible of Jeroboam and Rehoboam in the book of I Kings.   This is a perfect example of a leadership struggle and the importance of being a listening leader. Jeroboam was a wise leader at the beginning…

At the Core By Howard Rich

Steward leader development is at the core of it all. At the core of a steward leader is the knowledge that everything in his care is owned by God, and merely on loan for a short time. This recognition of true ownership compels the steward to move himself out of the way and joyfully develop…


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