Ending Well

I am privileged to serve mission-centered organizations in my leadership career. While starting strong is important, I discovered that ending well determines the nature of a leader’s legacy. What follows are some strategies I learned from my own transitions, and from others who successfully served God’s purposes in their generation (Acts 13:36). 1. Update Your … Continue reading Ending Well

Welcoming the Wave

When an organization considers the term “diversity,” differing dogmas come to mind. One could think of race, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, etc. At the end of the day, we live in an enormously diverse world. While the idea of diversity is not a new concept, many organizations and nonprofits continue to contemplate the value of … Continue reading Welcoming the Wave

Recharge As You Lead

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

Transformational Leaders

Leading a faith-based nonprofit organization requires a unique set of circumstances and skills. Competent management skills, effective leadership skills, and a biblically-based spiritual foundation comprise key ingredients to an executive leadership assignment and outcome. To be transformed is yet another thing, beyond effective management and leadership. Personal transformation is a matter of the heart, a … Continue reading Transformational Leaders

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