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How to Be a Courageous Leader Like David

How to Be a Courageous Leader Like David

We live in an economy of fear and uncertainty. An economy that tempts us to be afraid, taunts us when we think about generating excitement and often keeps us from leading well. I want to remind you to be strong and courageous. Remember that we serve a God that is not bound by our economy and a Savior who is never unsure about our future. Take heart, and do not give up! I know that it is challenging right now, but often where there is fear, there is also great opportunity. Courage Like David ...Read more »
Great Leadership Starts with Being a Great Follower

Great Leadership Starts with Being a Great Follower

So much has been written about leadership. But how much do we hear about being a great follower? How can you be a great leader if you never learned to be a great follower? Let's begin by asking ourselves some important questions and see how Jesus answers these questions by being a follower first. Great Leaders Focus on Others How do we stay focused on our goals, our reason for existence, our plans, and not become focused on ourselves? Jesus’ life clearly models this and the success that ...Read more »
Great Leadership Starts with Being a Great Follower

Great Leadership Starts with Being a Great Follower

So much has been written about leadership. But how much do we hear about being a great follower? How can you be a great leader if you never learned to be a great follower? Let's begin by asking ourselves some important questions and see how Jesus answers these questions by being a follower first. Great Leaders Focus on Others How do we stay focused on our goals, our reason for existence, our plans, and not become focused on ourselves? Jesus’ life clearly models this and the success that ...Read more »
How You Stifle Growth by Putting People in Boxes

How You Stifle Growth by Putting People in Boxes

The other day someone said to me, “You see the glass half empty.” The comment kind of startled me, I certainly wasn’t expecting it and it was not helpful to the conversation. Honestly, I didn't know how to react. It made me wonder why he would say that? Certainly, there is a time for self-reflection and consideration of how others see us. However, I see this trend of putting people in boxes more and more often. Because it’s easier to put people in boxes with blanket stat ...Read more »
Can I help you set important goals for 2019?

Can I help you set important goals for 2019?

“A goal without a plan, is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery  “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.” Abraham Lincoln We all know how important it is to plan. Yet, often we fail to act and therefore do not bear the fruit of a life lived on purpose. It’s a new year. Today is the day to start asking yourself questions that will lead you to live the life you were born to live ...Read more »
Do donors want to give more when you listen?

Do donors want to give more when you listen?

"The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people."  — Woodrow Wilson Major gift fundraising is more about listening than talking. You’ve seen it and know it's true. The fundraiser who talks too much tends to fail. At times it is hard to draw a line between expressing our passion and including people into our vision. We tend to talk more, where we feel in control and comfortable. But we soon find that we’ve left everyone behind—including the major ...Read more »
4 Ways to Achieve Epic Success by Writing Down Your Goals

4 Ways to Achieve Epic Success by Writing Down Your Goals

We live in a day and age where it seems there is never enough time. I think we are starting to believe time is working against us, when really it may be a lack of direction getting in the way. Here is the thing. I meet a lot of people in this business who are passionate about what they are called to do.  Most of the passionate people I meet would verbalize that goals are an important tool to meeting mission objectives. However, the majority of those same people do not commit their goals t ...Read more »
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