• Megan Pacheco

    Doing the Right Thing...Even When It Hurts

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | May 10, 2016

    “It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity, you will never be one.” Zig Ziglar

    In May 2005, Andy Roddick, the top seeded U.S. tennis player, was playing a match in the Rome Masters against much lower seeded Fernando Verdasco. Fernando had already lost the first set and was about to lose the second. As Fernando served for what seemed his last opportunity to save the game, the umpire called his ball out, giving the match to Roddick. By all accounts, Andy was the winner.

  • Phyllis

    The #1 Sign You’re Edging God Out

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | May 05, 2016

    Warning signs are important: a light on your car’s dashboard; the sound of a siren behind you when you are driving; distant thunder before a storm hits. Doctors take your temperature and blood pressure to look for warning signs about the state of your health. We also must check for signs to alert us that our hearts may be out of alignment with God.

    What are the warning signs that we may be falling into the trap of pride or fear? And what safeguards can we leaders put in place to prevent this from happening?

  • Heather Day

    7 Deadly Phrases that Kill Collaboration

    Blog | Heather Day | May 03, 2016

    Collaboration. It seems like a brilliant approach to life and business … until you realize it entails working with other people.

    If you’re anything like me – and I like to assume that everyone is – life would be so much simpler if you could just get your work done without having to navigate all the scheduling, political and relational complexities of functioning within a team. Because collaboration is hard. Really hard.

    Yes, “they” say collaboration is a good thing, but is it really worth all the headaches?

  • In God We Trust

    Blog | Karen McGuire | April 28, 2016

    In God We Trust.

    These words are listed as the official motto of the United States, though not without debate – and certainly not without controversy. It appears on most of our money, both coin and paper. It was originally chosen to replace “E pluribus unum” or “Out of many, one.” It is reflected in music, poetry, writings, etc.

    What does it mean?

  • No Man is an Island

    Communion as a Leadership Principle

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | April 26, 2016

    An Afghan proverb says; “if you think you’re leading and no one is following, then you’re only taking a walk.”

    It was never God’s intent for us to live isolated or alone. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him (Genesis 2:18).”

    It was never God’s intent for us to live isolated or alone. 

  • Complainer or encourager

    Complainer or Encourager

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | April 14, 2016

    ​​At a recent celebration, we played a little game to get to know one another. We chose three candies from a bowl. Then we were informed that each colored candy – there were five colors – represented a different question. The question synced to the orange candy was: "Who do you admire?" 

    One woman's answer to this question was poignant. She admired her husband.

    Why? Because he never complained.

  • How’s Your Heart Today?

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | April 12, 2016

    In the Lead Like Jesus Encounter leadership workshop, the heart is the first of the Four Domains we discuss to be aware of what makes a leader. Understanding the role of the heart involves an in depth awareness of the importance of motives: “Effective leadership starts on the inside — it’s a heart issue. If you don’t get the heart right, then nothing will make you a leader like Jesus.”

  • Phyllis

    Who’s in Your Penalty Box? The Super-Natural Act of Forgiveness

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | April 06, 2016

    Humanly speaking, forgiveness is impossible.

    Probably everyone on the planet has been hurt by the actions or words of another person. The experiences of hurt come in a variety of ways, from broken trust to broken people. A partner sabotages your business; your spouse has an affair; a family member turns others against you; members of your church criticize you; a person you love is abusive; or someone injures a loved one. As followers of Jesus, we are taught we must forgive.