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Humility, Brokenness, and Leadership

The relationship between humility, brokenness and leadership in the real worked often presents conflicting expectations and multiple demands for the leader.  In these situations, how do we lead Christianly, consistently and with vision and courage?  How can we… Read More
Integrity Matters

Integrity Matters

Integrity has been defined as honesty, consistency and coherency. The same inside and outside. It is the number one trait people want in leaders. It’s what members of churches or companies assume they will receive from… Read More
Prerequisites for Leadership

Prerequisites for Leadership

Dr. Harold W. Reed Olivet Nazarene College, President 1949-1975 The International Reed Institute was founded by the late Harold W. Reed,… Read More
Leader and Presence

Leader and Presence

  I have been thinking recently about an earlier blog that discusses leadership and acceptance. In the book, CROSS CULTURAL CONNECTIONS, the author states that “what John 3:16 is to the unbeliever, Romans 15:7… Read More
The Pastor as Leader

The Pastor as Leader

What a delight recently to return to Mount Vernon Nazarene University to teach a one week intensive module on the subject, “The Pastor as Leader: Leading a Christian Community of Faith.” This is the fifth time… Read More
Legal and Program Audit

Legal and Program Audit

You may notice a new blog banner with this post. It highlights the increasing emphasis of the blog on leadership and board development. In the months ahead, I plan to focus on the critical issues of governing board effectiveness, and… Read More
Does a liberal arts education make any difference?

Does a liberal arts education make any difference?

 Nazarene Student Government Association Leaders As Education Commissioner I often hear the question asked in the title of this article. Recently, I had the opportunity to respond to the… Read More
Tribute to Dr. William Greathouse, 1919 – 2011

Tribute to Dr. William Greathouse, 1919 – 2011

Dr. William Greathouse was my theology professor and college president. He was also my Wesleyan theology professor and Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) president. Yes, he signed both my… Read More