In God We Trust

For the Christian church in the world today, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times. Globally, the growth of the Christian church has never been greater. At the same time, persecution of Christians has never been more widespread. In these tumultuous times of extremes, these two realities best capture … Continue reading In God We Trust

Increasing Influence by Leading Small

Recently, Greg McKeown of Stanford University, convincingly re-established the case for essentialism. Essentialism argues that the disciplined pursuit of less will accomplish more. Long before McKeown, Jesus lived out this counterintuitive principle by leading small to accomplish greater influence – greater influence, in fact, than any leader in history. He modeled a leadership that had … Continue reading Increasing Influence by Leading Small

A Culture of Belonging

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Newt Crenshaw, President and CEO of Young Life. Newt Crenshaw brings extensive experience and faithful commitment to his role at Young Life, leading a global ministry with a presence in over 100 countries. Crenshaw is committed to Young Life’s 80-year mission of reaching young people … Continue reading A Culture of Belonging

Critical Inflection Points

The long-term success of all organizations can almost always be traced back to the ability of the leaders in the organization to effectively lead through critical inflection points. This may sound like a bold statement, but over the past 30-plus years in both business and ministry, I’ve come to believe it, because I’ve experienced it … Continue reading Critical Inflection Points

Blindside Transitions

We were going to build a lifeboat. The CEO and I knew our seven-store, high-end, retail jewelry chain was experiencing declining sales in the all-important Christmas season of 2007. We knew the bank was worried about our leveraged position and wanted assurances the credit line would be paid off. We knew that some stores would … Continue reading Blindside Transitions

Forging Vision

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Dr. John C. Reynolds, President of Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU) on this edition’s theme of “Vision.” Los Angeles Pacific University is an accredited, Christ-centered learning community that offers convenient and affordable degrees to students of all backgrounds. As part of the Azusa Pacific University … Continue reading Forging Vision