“What do you mean my rating was ‘Does not meet expectations’?” “What do you mean my rating was ‘Does not meet expectations’? I have been receiving excellent reviews for several years now.” It was clear the employee didn’t understand why I had given him the performance rating of which I had just informed him and … Continue reading Ensuring Employee Success
Why dignity? I often am asked this question and further, how does dignity relate to leadership and workplace culture? Understanding dignity means to acknowledge and recognize the inherent worth of every human being. Because of this, everything we do, especially leadership, is an opportunity to make significant impact. Here is how it works. God made us in his … Continue reading Why Dignity?
Politics aside, we can all agree that we live in a time of economic uncertainty. This is a time when the need for influential leadership is paramount to organizational growth. Organizational growth only comes from leading teams that get results. Organizational growth only comes from leading teams that get results. Most organizations ebb and flow with … Continue reading Leaders of Influence
In your leadership, do you struggle with insecurity, irritability or being overwhelmed? Do you face toxic relationships, uncertainties or challenges that you are not sure how to address? If you’re reading this magazine, my guess is that you’re likely to believe that, through faith in Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit within us, as a … Continue reading Tapping into the Source
Each of us probably has a desire to grow in multiple aspects of our lives. The question is how do we do that and how much time will it take? Putting some structures in place can be helpful. Putting some structures in place can be helpful. While they may take more time initially, these structures … Continue reading Personal Structures for Thriving Leaders
Take a look around. Whether you’re an executive leader at a Fortune 500 company, an unpaid volunteer in the community or the coach of your child’s soccer team, it’s evident that competent, Christ-centered leaders are needed more than ever. It would be easy to assume that in the Christian nonprofit sector, this is a given. … Continue reading Developing Christ-Centered Leaders
We see leadership failures regularly, both on the news and in our immediate network. One business leader wrecks a company due to mismanagement; another is fired for mistreatment of staff. A political leader has an affair, a teacher abuses a child, a church leader is fired for embezzlement, etc. In every case, the sordid details … Continue reading The End of Leadership?
“It was going to be for the history books!” My team and I had just closed the door on what could have been the biggest advancement in Christian education in Latin America. After two years of hard work and progress, our dream of opening Karys College died. As the visionary leader for the project, I … Continue reading Rebounding From Failure
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” (Nelson Mandela) If you’re a ministry leader, you likely believe changing the world is possible. You may have dedicated your career to leading your ministry toward finding a way to fund your cause. Yet, the new challenges you face in today’s nonprofit landscape can make the outcome you’re … Continue reading Breakthrough Leadership
With a big smile, Jay stood up, notes in hand, and exclaimed, “OK, thank you. Now I am ready to really go for it! I love having these conversations!” We had just finished a conversation clarifying ministry objectives and individual development goals. I was curious. He’s a highly effective leader, who, from my perspective, already … Continue reading The Development Cycle