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5 Rules of Engagement for Ministry Marketing

By Shannon Litton Mission-minded ministry leaders often overlook (or choose to set aside) the important job of building a sustainable and effective brand. Ministries must not underestimate the important role brand management plays in engaging and sustaining relationships with those who make their work possible. Your audience today requires authenticity. The shiny, perfectly packaged messages…

8 Great Reasons for Job Descriptions

 By  Mark A. Griffin “Job descriptions (JDs) are just so 1980s,” a young HR graduate recently commented to me, He could not be more wrong. Having worked in HR for over 25 years, I can tell you that some things just don’t change—and shouldn’t change.  New technology consistently bombards us; faster, better, and sleeker processes…

This Week: Two Live Conference Calls with Dr. Henry Cloud

 The 2013 Christian Leadership Alliance Annual Conference is less than a month away from happening in Anaheim, California. Today we’re excited to let you know of  an opportunity to connect this week with one of our featured keynote speakers, Dr. Henry Cloud. Dr. Henry Cloud is a psychologist, leadership consultant, best-selling author and speaker whose…

Holly Moore: Thoughts on Authentic Leadership

Authenticity is Built on Trust The leaders who impacted me the most, early in my career, led with authenticity. I was open to their influence because the relationship was built on trust and open communication. Now, I am trying to emulate their example and continue to grow in my ability to lead authentically. It makes…

Seeking the Right Applause

 R. Scott Rodin A bookmark of mine carries a thought that has stayed with me throughout my years in leadership. It reads, “It doesn’t matter if the world knows, or sees or understands, the only applause we are meant to seek is that of nail-scarred hands.”  Leaders are exposed to opportunities to generate applause.  It can…

More on Leadership from Dr. Wess Stafford

CLA President and CEO Tami Heim shares the rest of  her interview with Dr. Wess Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International. Dr. Stafford, CLA is honored to have you as a keynote for CLA’s 2013 Conference themed “The Authentic Leader.”How important is authenticity? People hunger for authentic leaders. As a follower of Christ, living without integrity is not an option.…

Talking Leadership with Dr. Wess Stafford

CLA President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Dr. Wess Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International. Stafford, an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty, is author of Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute. He has announced his upcoming retirement after 35 years of service at Compassion, including the past 19 as…

10 Great Reasons Why Performance Reviews Matter

 By Mark Griffin Most employees loath them; many managers avoid them. High Performance Organizations have them, and they do what they’re designed to do—evaluate precisely the performance of each employee. Feel like you don’t need them? Here are 10 great reasons that should change your mind. 1. Aligning performance to goals and objectives Most organization…

The STEW of Steward Leadership

 By Mark L. Vincent A stew is either a mess or good eats. One has to look at the context to know which it is. Even more, over or under rationing the ingredients, or not inserting them at the proper time, and a fine meal becomes toxic. The STEW of a steward leader is much…

5 Reasons Why The Big Picture Matters

By Rick Dunham 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 way throughout the day. When that…

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