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Is It Good to Be Radical?

  By Rebecca Hays As believers in Christ, if we look at the cross when it comes to generosity, I believe we can never be too radical. Consider the following definitions of radical – aggressively intentional; relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of someone or something; very new or different from what is traditional or…

5 Mistakes Organizations Make When Establishing Core Values

By Mark Griffin Today, we build on the two previous posts, on creating Mission and Vision Statements by discussing Core Values and creating your organization’s Value Statement, which completes the triad. When organizations desire to perform at the highest level, they leverage three (3) commitments—three commitments that set the stage for overall efficiency, growth, and prosperity.…

Leadership Lessons From A Life Of Ministry

By Judy Douglass Leaders are learners. At least that’s my experience. I’m a reader, so I learn a lot from the blogs, articles, and books I read. I also learn because I’m (by background) a curious journalist and I ask a lot of questions. And, hopefully, I keep my eyes open to absorb what I…

One Very Challenging Leadership Question

Dr. R. Scott Rodin Every once in a great while a question is posed that hits you right between the eyes. Here is one with which I have been struggling ever since I heard it, “do you consider stories in the Bible that tell about how God shapes leaders to be exceptions or the rule…

CLA Webcast 3.27.14: Building a Healthy High-Performing Executive Team

Did you know an organization is only as healthy as its people? Join us for “How to build a Healthy, High-Performing Executive Team” led by Founder Bill Frisby and Senior Partner David Rippey of Strengthening Leaders L3C. Tune in March 27 to discover: How to recruit the right leaders and develop a shared vision How…

12 Most Common Questions about the CLA Online Academy

The Spring quarter is rapidly approaching for the CLA Online Academy that is powered by Azusa Pacific Online University and sponsored by ECFA. This dynamic online menthod to of learning makes leadership development easy and accessible. Here are some of the most often asked questions about the CLA Online Academy: 1. What is a module? A…

Development Leadership

By Dr. John R. Frank, CFRE There are many aspects to leading and managing a development effort within a ministry. The management aspects are often written about. Managing the staff, the programs, strategies, and writing reports are just a few of the management tasks needed to make sure a development effort is successful. But what…

3 Mistakes in High-Performance Vision Statements

by Mark Griffin Today, we’ll look at the 3 biggest mistakes commonly made by organizations during the creation of their Vision Statement. As discussed in the last post, Organizations wanting to perform at the highest level do so by working to leverage 3 commitments. These commitments set the stage for overall efficiency, growth, and prosperity. Mission…

Exchanging Pride for Humility

  By Jenni Catron Personally I think Peter gets a bad rap. Many of us are too quick to judge Peter, who is famously remembered for denying Jesus three times. Our self-righteousness gets the better of us, and whether we admit it or not, we’re tempted to believe that in his shoes, we never would have…

Steward Leaders are Influencers

By Howard Rich When a person exerts consistent and continuous influence in another person’s life or the lives of a group, that person is a leader.  When a parent helps a child decide what courses to take during her freshman year of college, that parent is demonstrating leadership.  When a young man challenges his friend’s moral…

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