Leadership


The Love Imperative: The Best Way to Lead any Organization

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O69OoFpgJ9A] I am giving away one new copy of Joel Manby’s new book Love Works. To enter to win, please COMMENT on this blog post and I’ll be randomly selecting and announcing the winner on FRIDAY, JUNE 15. If I told you that leading with love is the best way to lead any organization, would you buy that? If you are skeptical of the concept of blending ‘love’ and work, you aren’t alone. That is why I am asking you to continue read the rest of the blog post because I think you are in for a surprise. It was around 7am ...

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Adopting the Mindset of a CEO

Harvard Business Review recently featured an article entitled “How Managers Become Leaders.” The article’s main premise follows: Few leadership transitions are as challenging as the move from running a function to running an entire enterprise for the first time. The focus of leadership passages changes and require them to develop new skills and conceptual frameworks. Michael Watkins, author of the best-selling “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels,” remarks the transition into an enterprise leader requires shifts in the ...

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Discovering the Leadership Algorithm of You

What sort of leader do you aspire to be? Perhaps someone like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, or Mark Zuckerberg? A plethora of research and literature in leadership development are deluging bookstores claiming they have found the secret recipe of success by outlining key competencies that made leaders like Jobs, Branson, Buffer and Zuckerberg. We, often, blithely absorb these key findings and emulate their characteristics. However, does imitating these leadership characteristics reallyguarantee it will work for you? MarcusBuckingham, renowned strength ...

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How One Woman Found God from a Grape-Grower in Napa Valley

Have you ever felt a disconnect when you read the Bible?  Have you often had difficulty understanding the message with your head but failing to understand with the same poignancy with your heart? If you find yourself struggling to answer the question with a convicting ‘yes,’ read on since you are not alone. Here's Margaret Feinberg, a godly woman gifted with such discernment and wisdom. The context by which the Bible is based on is one of an agrarian culture which starkly contrasts with today’s suburban culture filled with Costco, Safeway, and Fred ...

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Cultivating Intercultural Leaders: An Examination of 12 Prominent Korean Leaders

What key factors contributed to native-born Koreans (NBKs) rise to prominence as intercultural leaders? In the quest of discovering the common denominators of their success, Kyung Kyu Kim and Richard Starcher, two scholars in the field of Christian leadership.The participants of this research involved 12 prominent native-born Koreans who have overcome experiential, cultural, and linguistic barriers to achieve prominence as leaders in intercultural contexts. The participants were intentionally selected according from three leadership levels: Civic: Sukhee ...

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The 4C’s of Christian Leadership

Try googling “Christian leadership” and you’ll be inundated with over 10 million hits. Numerous Christian conferences have raised and attempted to answer the perennial question “What is Christian Leadership?” During this robust discussion, concepts of qualities, characteristics, capabilities and behaviors were addressed; however, a definitive answer never seemed to emerge in the end. Bruce Winston, professor at Regent University, provides a framework that emerged throughout a 10-hour automobile drive where the answer of this question began to emerge. His spouse ...

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Top 30 Books Every Young Influencer Must Read

It's almost a platitude that reading is used as a tool to inspire influencers to grow. If you want to know which top books every young influencer/ leader should read, please read below. You can download here the survey results in the PDF format. Below is a culmination of of what Jason Young and Daniel Decker embarked on - the definitive list of recommended books every young influencer must read. Over 200 people completed the survey, each sharing their top 5 recommended books. That’s nearly 1000 books we combed through and put into a simple, easy to ...

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How Roles Models Inspire You to Become the Best

Author Oliver Goldsmith said "People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy." The singular influence in the life of a person is another person who is worthy of emulation. Who is that role model in your life worthy of such emulation? Have you ever had this role model galvanize you to take the right action in crucial moments? A growing body of evidence in psychology suggests that when people are exposed to the role models at the right time, they will subconsciously motivate them to take the right action. Psychologists Hitrenda Wadhwa, profes...

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Sobering Remarks on Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Quotes FROM LISTENING TO SERVING "We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead." ~ by William Arthur Ward as quoted in Leadership . . . with a human touch. June 1,1999. p.11. "The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves." ~ J. Carla Nortcutt "Leaders we admire do not place themselves at the ...

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One Simple Tool that Helped Me Find My Top 3 Strengths

[Tweet "Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"] Benjamin Franklin is right. His insights into these very words has resonated profoundly with me in the last twenty five years of my life. In fact, for most of the my life, I truly felt that I was bereft of talent. I believed I represented quintessential mediocrity, if not an inferior superiority. Tough decisions, changing environments, and, insurmountable pressure debilitated my emotional and mental health in my early adolescence .  However, the year of 2001 has been a turning ...

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