• Harvard and the Holy Word

    Time Tested Leadership Principles – 2nd Edition

    Blog | Craig McAndrews | March 06, 2018

    When it comes to authority on leadership and leadership development it is easy to identify Harvard as one of the premier institutions in the space.  According to Wikipedia, the Harvard Business Review was founded in 1922 with the intention of being the highest type of business journal that the school could produce.  Over the years the publication has captured the attention of leaders from around the world.  It has consistently positioned itself as second to none when it comes to sophisticated research and practical techniques to influence modern business.  When the Harvard Business Review s

  • I, Me, and Mine

    Devotionals | March 05, 2018

    How often do you find yourself using the words I, me, and mine during the day? When these words dominate our thinking and conversation, it can be a warning sign that we are being driven by self-centered pride and fear. On the other hand, have you noticed that each step of Lead Like Jesus EGO’s Anonymous 12-Step Process begins with I? Listen for how you use the words I, me, and mine. Do you use them to claim privilege or to humbly, God-confidently accept responsibility and choose to lead like Jesus?

  • Starting Point

    Devotionals | March 02, 2018

    Leading others begins with rightly leading ourselves. How could it be any other way? Hence the importance of spending time alone with Jesus to prepare ourselves to lead. As we bring ourselves to the Lord, He reshapes our motivations and perspective on life; our words and actions and habits begin to reflect His values and priorities. This is the starting point for any and all influence we have with others. If you desire to be influential in the lives of others, start by investing in your relationship with God. Allow Him to shape you into a leader who leads others well.

  • Blindfolded to Belief

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | March 01, 2018

    Where did that come from? is a question we might ask when things don’t go exactly as we planned, we might feel blindfolded, blindsided or groping in the dark. We might wonder, What have I done to deserve this? We feel desperate and plummeting downward in a nosedive; can’t seem to get our bearings. When we are in the middle of a blind, helpless descent, why me? is the query we ask our Creator as we beg Him to stop the pain. 

  • Tempted to Compare

    Devotionals | February 28, 2018

    None of us are immune to the temptations of pride and fear. As Peter walked with Jesus after being freshly commissioned by Him—with Jesus’ words “Follow me!” still ringing in his ears—Peter turned to compare himself with another disciple. Was Peter’s question prompted by fear in light of Jesus’ warning about the suffering his service would entail? Did it spring from pride in being commissioned by Jesus Himself? What about you? Where are you tempted to compare yourself with others? Where is Jesus calling you to follow Him?

  • Virtues in Action

    Devotionals | February 26, 2018

    Paul urges believers to let their relationships with one another be characterized by Jesus-like virtues: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, bearing with one another and forgiveness (Col. 3:12-13). As vital as practicing each of these virtues is to building Jesus-like relationships, one virtue stands supreme: love. Love, also, must be consciously chosen and actively put into practice. In all of this, we follow Jesus, our leader. As Jesus chose the path of love, so we consciously choose to live as new creations in Him and reflect Him in our relationships with others.

  • Self-Control

    Devotionals | February 23, 2018

    The temptation to take shortcuts, to pull a power play and bend to the world’s methods “just this once,” can gain a foothold in our motives under pressure. When this temptation arises, it can take all the self-control we can muster to keep our hearts fixed on Jesus. Paul reminds us that the source of humble, God-honoring self-control is the Spirit. It is this type of Spirit-empowered self-control that Jesus demonstrated throughout His life, especially as pressure mounted against Him. What pressures are you facing?

  • God-Grounded Confidence

    Devotionals | February 21, 2018

    In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he spends time defending his apostleship and ministry. Regardless of what people had to say about him, Paul (like Jesus) knew whose he was and who he was. He knew what God had called him to do, and he pursued it vigorously in the face of opposition. What about you? Do you know what God has called you to do? Is your confidence grounded in yourself and your own abilities or in the person and power of God at work in and through you?

  • Danita Bye: Becoming an Effective Mentor and Coach

    What Millennials really want from Boomers

    Podcast | February 20, 2018

    Successful business leaders see their experienced leaders retiring soon. Panic strikes when they see how few millennials have the leadership and sale acumen to fuel their business growth or transition.

    In today's podcast Sales & Growth Expert and a Business Consultant, Danita Bye, shares what Millennials really want from older generations. Danita unveils that Millennials don't want a traditional boss, but a coach and a mentor who is transparent and authentic.

  • Discipline

    Unpleasant but Necessary

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | February 20, 2018

    A few days ago, my wife and I were watching Good Morning America. Michael Strahan was interviewing Logan Paul, a celebrity video blogger on YouTube.  Paul has been in the news lately for his poor decision in airing controversial footage showing the corpse of an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest.