Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Valerie Bell, CEO of Awana. With an unwavering commitment to the gospel, Awana reaches nearly five million kids every week in 126 countries, making disciples of children and youth from every background and leading them to know, love and serve Jesus for the rest of … Continue reading Recharge and Accelerate!
Effective leadership requires intentionality in planning and actions, as well as in times of restoration and renewal. And like communicating, influencing, and supporting, effectively recharging necessitates a multi-directional approach as we lead: Ourselves Our teams Other leaders Recharging Ourselves “It is God the Creator who made limits, and…placed them within us for our protection. We … Continue reading Recharge As You Lead
“What then are we afraid of? Can we have too much of God? Is it a misfortune to be freed from the heavy yoke of the world, and to bear the light burden of Jesus Christ?” – François Fénelon Can we have too much of God? What a question from this French theologian to ponder … Continue reading Take My Yoke
From Roy’s journal during stage-four lung cancer: “A significant mind shift happened this week. Margaret and I were walking, and as usual, she was thinking ahead of me. She asked me what my plans were for getting stronger and healthier. By the next day, I determined that I’d been operating in survival mode. It was … Continue reading Inside-Out Leadership
As I survey the inner landscape of the market and ministry leaders that I work with regularly, most are discouraged, drained, depleted and depressed. It seems the ways in which we’ve sought to navigate political discord, racial tensions and a global pandemic are not sustainable. Add to that, our personal lives, stresses and schedules. Most … Continue reading A Resilient Life
If there is one thing the last 23 years of serving kingdom organizations and leaders has taught me, it is this: the most powerful influence on earth (outside of God’s hands-on work or intervention) engages when a faithful man or woman finds purpose in a clear calling from God that requires a wholehearted investment of … Continue reading The Power of Purpose
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” said no one in 2020. It has been the worst year for many of us. Unprecedented It began with such promise. The economy was expanding. Nonprofits were thriving. Business was booming. And then…not so much: COVID-19, shutdowns, protests, isolation, and racial tension. Then … Continue reading Generosity in Uncertain Times
The year 2020 has been the most interesting, ever-changing and challenging year for me as a Human Resources Executive. Back in March of 2020, I was finishing a wonderful ministry trip to our office in Brazil, when I was informed that a virus was spreading across America and the world. At first, I was in … Continue reading Recharge, Reset and Refresh!
It is no secret that the year 2020 has been hard. In an economy rocked by the pandemic, nearly 40 million Americans were out of work at some point, and almost everyone’s jobs, businesses and traditions have been disrupted in some way. Given this upheaval, you may be surprised to learn that we are coming … Continue reading Help Your Team Thrive
The sounds are deafening. New message alerts combined with colleagues (or kids) talking outside your door make it difficult to focus. You open Facebook and your feed screams contrary messages, while clients keep calling to demand your response to the latest social issues. We struggle to hear ourselves think, and we wonder if we are … Continue reading Narrow Your Focus