Servant Leadership

I find that most Christians long to use their time and talents to advance Christ’s purposes. Their understanding of the path to such service, however, is deeply influenced by the assumptions of our culture. According to popular leadership theory, we must use the majority of our talents in order to be successful. Many believe that … Continue reading Servant Leadership

Know Your Team!

Managing a team today requires us to cultivate an environment that values learning, where leaders have a positive motivational impact on the individuals within their team. James Champy, author of Reengineering Management (HarperCollins, 1995) stated, “we must hold fast to our faith in human beings: the knowledge and belief that we are all eager to … Continue reading Know Your Team!

Roadmaps for Success

Over the years, I have had the privilege of serving as a senior human resources executive in some of the world’s largest and most admired companies. During this time, I have observed that many companies and organizations spend significant resources and focus on building a robust leadership recruitment/selection process, but fail to invest adequately in … Continue reading Roadmaps for Success

Cultural Clarity

There’s an old adage commonly attributed to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Along with Drucker, other noted consultants, authors, and management gurus have affirmed that one attribute all great organizations share is a unique cultural dynamic which drives their corporate success. But what is culture, and how do we equip our teams to … Continue reading Cultural Clarity

Connected for Christ

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Jacinta Tegman, CEO of the Seattle-based CRISTA Ministries. They discussed Tegman’s vision for CRISTA, her thoughts on stepping into this new role, and this edition’s theme of “Giving.” In December 2018, the Board of Trustees for CRISTA Ministries announced the selection of Jacinta Tegman as … Continue reading Connected for Christ

Books for Summer 2019

BOOKS 1. When Money Goes on Mission: Fundraising and Giving in the 21st Century By Rob Martin (Moody Publishers, March 5, 2019) Book Overview 2. Giving is The Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and Joy By Randy Alcorn (Tyndale Kids, Sept. 3, 2019) Book Overview 3. The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant … Continue reading Books for Summer 2019

Awakened to Abundance

“Did my donation matter?” The first time I heard this question, it startled me. The second time, this question caused me to pause. After the third time, I started to dig deeper. How could a donor that once felt so compelled to financially support a nonprofit organization now question if their donation even mattered? I … Continue reading Awakened to Abundance

Donor Discipleship

When asked to cite a favorite Bible passage dealing with generosity, many pastors, ministry leaders and development professionals will point to the Apostle Paul’s instruction to the church at Corinth: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have … Continue reading Donor Discipleship