Defining moments. Every leader has them. Likely one or two come to mind just on hearing the phrase. Outcomes editor-in-chief W. Scott Brown asked Paula Fuller, Executive Vice President for People and Culture with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, and Bruce McNicol, CEO of Trueface, to reflect on how being rooted in relationships of trust has shaped their … Continue reading Defining Moments
BOOKS Register to attend The Outcomes Conference 2019 to hear directly from these authors (and more)! 1. The Softer Side of Leadership: Essential soft skills that transform leaders and the people they lead By Dr. Eugene B. Habecker (Deep River Books, 2018) Book Overview Dr. Gene Habecker will be the featured Men’s Breakfast speaker at The … Continue reading Books for Spring 2019
Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International on the “Rooted” theme of this edition of Outcomes magazine. The theme of this edition mirrors the “Rooted” theme of The Outcomes Conference 2019 in Dallas, April 16-18, where Mandy Arioto will serve as a keynote presenter. … Continue reading Have More Fun!
“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” (Psalm 78:72) King David’s leadership legacy is inspirational. Building on a heart of strong character and high values, he developed the skills to lead his people well. But it takes intentional effort to build that integrity of heart and skillful … Continue reading Your Leadership Legacy
Few of us would deny that our world is in the midst of a reformation – a radical change in values and dividing polarities. Whether it’s the tension between relativism and fundamentalism, liberty and security, justice and mercy, love and truth, or diversity and unity – these are the paradoxes of our time. These tensions … Continue reading Whole Leader Reformation
“Every generation sees the young people emerging into adulthood as a barbarian invasion. They feel untamable and chaotic.” Ken Wytsma, Founder, Justice Conference It’s been said that we are living and working in an age of change. We see this in the national conversation around politics and religion. We feel this in our businesses and … Continue reading Generational Diversity
Do you feel pressed for time, caught up in the swirl and white water toxicity of a never ending work culture? It doesn’t have to be that way. Words like rest, alone, a quiet place, and sacred space can and need to be operative realities for how we practice our leadership. For example, when Jesus … Continue reading Sacred Space
When someone asks me what I’ve learned as a CEO of two ministries, I quote Bobby Clinton’s The Making of a Leader (NavPress, 2012): “Leadership flows from being.” For good or ill, who I am is how I lead. Many of the leaders Clinton studied lived the narrative known as “The Hero’s Journey,” in which … Continue reading Canopies of Restoration
If I asked you what you believed was the greatest threat to your faith-based organization how would you answer? Would your greatest concern be financial—how will you raise the money to sustain operations? Would your fear be more driven by the political realm as you see federal, state, county and municipal governing bodies across the … Continue reading Underground Fires of Conflict
Laughter. The sound emanated from the mobile phone speaker, filling my office. This was the eighth phone conversation and the eighth response of incredulous laughter. Though I hadn’t expected it, I knew I had earned this response to my proposal. I was proposing an organization-wide rest and renewal study. I called strategic team-leaders in my … Continue reading Real Rest. Really?