Vision and Love

The act of following vision is not unlike the act of falling in love. As leaders, we try so hard to manufacture motivation for those we are called to lead. However, in reality, our main job is to simply create the environment and conditions that draw followers to the vision that God has given us. … Continue reading Vision and Love

Thriving Workplaces

Flourishing, energizing, life-giving, meaningful and purposeful, having impact – what a way to describe work! As I reflect on three decades of nonprofit work those words come to mind, along with trying times fraught with trials and challenges. I’ve seen the highs and lows while leading Human Resources with Chuck Colson and Prison Fellowship for … Continue reading Thriving Workplaces

Building T.R.U.S.T.

Is your leadership style depleting your energy and preventing you from stewarding your followers well? If you are a leader like me, you are incredibly detailed, thorough, cautious, and a recovering perfectionist-a-holic. The DiSC personality profile labels my personality as a “C” which means a conscientious personality. A conscientious leader is often concerned that the … Continue reading Building T.R.U.S.T.

Sizing Up

My husband, Todd, and I moved to Mexico in 1997 with our savings account, hoping to meet orphans, learn Spanish, and follow a call to make a difference. Twenty-plus years later, Back2Back is in nine locations around the world, managing an annual budget of $11 million dollars. The learning curve between there and here has … Continue reading Sizing Up