by Mark McGowan When we hear the word “normal,” there are different meanings that come to mind. The medical world defines normal by looking at what is ideal for the human body. If we talk about normal body temperature, there is a commonly agreed standard of 98.6 F or 37 C. A normal blood pressure […]
As we fulfill the role of Direction Setter as leaders, we use a Strategic Plan. The process of strategic planning in closely linked to the Position Focus (PF) conversations we have with our team members individually and the People Meetings we have to determine how we prepare our people for future leadership roles needed on our plan. Roger Osbaldiston
This heart-searching post comes from Dan Higgins. As he processed his own transition, he wrote to other leaders who are experiencing and leading change. Dear Brave Leaders,This is something I have been pondering and felt led to put thoughts to paper. In the midst of challenging transition with our ministry, I have observed within myself
Roger Osbaldiston, from the Global Student Led Movements team, sent this message in his recent newsletter with excellent ideas and motivation for strategic planning (the key tool for the Direction Setter) and Personal Development Plans (PDP). He has generously agreed to share his insights with us here. It is written for the student ministry context,
Keith Spence and I (Ben Sparkman) recently had the privilege to teach a 20-hour graduate level course on the Leadership Framework to 47 leaders in South Asia. This proved to be a rich learning experience for all, and at the end of the course, we left with a desire to dive even more deeply into
DIRECTION SETTER | CHANGE AGENT | SPOKESPERSON | COACH/DEVELOPER How does the Leadership Framework apply to my day-to-day life and work? How can I grow and develop to better carry out the Roles and Responsibilities of the Leadership Framework? These are common and very important questions. Finding answers to these questions will give you greater confidence and
by Ray Wheeler (It a great privilege to introduce you to Ray Wheeler’s guest post. He was one of my MA professors at Azusa Pacific, and I was encouraged and challenged by his wisdom and warmth. I know you will appreciate those characteristics in this post. Terry Morgan) Engaging your task as a leader fully requires
“Who are your friends?” is the first question Dave Dishman (author of “GO”) asks when he visits team leaders. I wondered why he did not start with a more “strategic” conversation, so I asked for an explanation. His answer? Dave has seen the relationships of a leader determine his or her well-being and longevity in a
Leaders do not lead perfect faith-filled lives. They sometimes struggle greatly with God and their circumstances. Sufen Tsai shares a beautiful testimony of her struggle and renewed faith in this post. we hope you will enjoy her story and find encouragement and hope for your personal faith challenges. Becoming LOVE by Sufen Tsai I went bankrupt.
Marc Rutter has often said, “The heart of the matter is that leadership is a matter of the heart”. In one translation of the Bible, “heart” is mentioned 862 times. Gary Runn has written an excellent article included in the session on: The Heart of a Leader. Gary says, “the heart encompasses our mind, will, and emotions.
“Remember, when you select someone, talent doesn’t equal character. Their character will ultimately determine whether their talent is usable.” (Dr. Henry Cloud) Check out the Leadership Framework to help you grow in character and leadership skills. There are lots of FREE resources, PowerPoints and articles to help you become the kind of leader worth following.