A Vision that Endures

Christian leaders have long understood the importance of establishing a vision for the people they steward. Historically, when we examine a leader’s vision, we often focus on the ingenuity of their imagination toward an ideal future, followed by their ability to guide their organization toward the goal accordingly. However, developing an impactful organizational vision means … Continue reading A Vision that Endures

Vision as Your North Star

In a future world, where uncertainty is a strategic assumption, one factor still stands as the cornerstone of organizational sustainability: the organization’s core identity with the arrowhead of this identity being the organization’s vision. As important as mission, values, and core principles are for clarity of impact, vision is the leading and guiding light. It … Continue reading Vision as Your North Star

Crystal Clear Vision

It was a simple reminder about the importance of organizational vision: “If it doesn’t matter where you’re going, any path will get you there.” I first heard that statement as an aspiring young professional participating in a leadership development conference in Portland, Oregon. The presenter, from World Vision, made the point that clarity of vision … Continue reading Crystal Clear Vision

Talk Like a Teenager

I should have seen it coming. After all, communicating persuasively runs through her genes. My husband and I were adamantly opposed to my 16-year-old daughter getting a job – at least during the school year. We were fine with the occasional babysitting gig. What we didn’t want was for her family time/homework availability to be … Continue reading Talk Like a Teenager

Pursuing God-inspired Vision

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and Chief Executive Officer of Compassion International. Compassion International is a Platinum-level member of Christian Leadership Alliance. Compassion International is a Christian charity dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion’s supporters help empower local churches to provide individualized … Continue reading Pursuing God-inspired Vision

Visionary Leadership

Vision is the North Star that motivates people to come alongside and go in a new, ambitious direction. It may be at the highest organization-wide level or for a small team within an organization. Vision can bring sweeping organization transformation or focus on improving a small process that impacts just a handful of people. Many … Continue reading Visionary Leadership

Books for Spring 2024

BOOKS OUTCOMES CONFERENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR: 1. Healthy Leadership for Thriving Organizations: Creating contexts where people flourish By Dr. Justin A. Irving (Baker Academic, Dec. 2023) Book Overview  Christian Leadership Alliance has selected Healthy Leadership for Thriving Organizations by Dr. Justin A. Irving, Duke K. McCall Professor of Christian Leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological … Continue reading Books for Spring 2024