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The Struggle with Strategy

The Struggle with Strategy

“No worthwhile strategy can be planned without taking into account the organization’s ability to execute it.” –From Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan It’s fairly common that when things go bad in corporate life there’s a tendency to blame the marketplace,… Read More
BOARD DIAGNOSTIC FOR CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS

BOARD DIAGNOSTIC FOR CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS

Spending time reflecting on governing boards and their work is an exciting adventure for me! Some of my friends consider this rather odd, given the pain all of us have experienced with some dysfunctional boards are various levels of size,… Read More
Leadership as Hospitality…biblically understood!

Leadership as Hospitality…biblically understood!

For several years I envisioned writing a book on the subject of “Spiritual hospitality and Christian leadership.” I included a chapter in the book, Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers (pages 207-215) on this theme. During a sabbatical… Read More
Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

The book, Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers, is intended to serve as a multi-lingual, cross-cultural, and baccalaureate-level Read More
Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU

Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU

Enjoyed returning to the beautiful Southern Nazarene University campus recently to participate in a Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU. Dr. Stan Toler is the executive director of the Resource Center. Read More
A Ministry-focused Leader Review

A Ministry-focused Leader Review

For years I have taken seriously the discipline of a structured yearly review by my supervisor and/or a committee of the Board of Trustees to whom I reported. Administrators who worked with me over the years at Mount Vernon Nazarene… Read More
Teaching and Leading for Transformation

Teaching and Leading for Transformation

The purpose of Christian leadership is to, by grace, participate with God in the reconciling and transforming of humankind, so that holy people may be equipped for a Christ-like ministry of service to others as they fulfill their vocational… Read More
Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully!

Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully!

During the past few years I pursued a fundamental question for Christian leaders in faith communities. How does my Christian faith inform and guide the way I lead a faith community — local church congregation, Bible College, Christian… Read More