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  • People Not Platforms

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | October 27, 2016

    "I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies." Lawrence Bossidy

    Successful American executives were recently asked the question: " What do you think are the top five issues that every CEO faces these days?"

    "The number one issue is talent acquisition, development and retention." says Kenneth Freeman,Allen Questrom professor and dean of Boston University School.

  • Love-Driven Accountability

    Blog | Hector Murrieta | October 13, 2016

    Jesus’ leadership model is perfect; it’s those of us in leadership positions who are the imperfect ones.

    Our imperfection is due, in part, to a misunderstanding of, or sheer resistance to, the teachings of Jesus and their practical application in our jobs. Jesus’ call to all of us, in leadership positions and not, is quite simple: to love one another as He has loved us (John 13:34).

  • We Are One Nation Indivisible Under God...or Are We?

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | September 20, 2016

    Imagine waking up every day to a world of “same.” A world where coffee and soda taste the same. A world where the sun, grass, ocean and sky are all the same color. All flowers look alike; there are no differences among animals. It would certainly make car buying easier; but, that is not the world God envisioned.

    Every day we wake up, reborn, into a world filled with diversity.

  • Why Do We Judge Others?

    5 Tendencies that Ambush our “Better” Thinking

    Blog | Mick Ukleja | September 15, 2016

    No matter how much we think we shouldn’t judge others, we are conditioned to do it. Making quick judgments can lead to regrets. We narrate and share stories about others – usually without most of the facts. We know that caution should be used when making judgments about someone’s character or choices. Largely these are based on surface information leading to skewed impressions and outright mistakes. The result? Damage – personally and relationally!

  • Being a Gentle Leader

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | August 11, 2016

    Gentleness isn’t the first value you’d consider pairing with leadership, is it? Sometimes we view gentleness as slightly wishy-washy or weak. But it’s really not. If you look at the definition of the value of Gentleness, you’ll discover a new perspective…

    Gentleness:  even-tempered; considerate; honorable, strength under control.

  • Phyllis

    Simon Says: Do What Jesus Says!

    Blog | Phyllis Hendry Halverson | August 03, 2016

    One of my favorite childhood games was “Simon Says.” The leader has so much fun telling people to do silly things: hop on one leg, pat their heads and stomachs at the same time, or turn around ten times just because “Simon said.”

    However, the greatest part of the game was when the leader could catch people off guard. In a hasty moment, they would do something without Simon’s permission and have to leave the game. The person who listened carefully and only did what Simon said won the game.

  • There is a most precious resource, of which we are universally poor.

    It’s not gold. It’s not silver. Regardless of how hard we might try, we can never have enough of it – and we certainly can’t buy more.

    That resource, of course, is time.

    And the craziest part about time is that we have no clue how much of it is left. As a haunting song lyric from Anna Nalick reminds us, “Life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table.”

  • Can I Meet Jesus?

    Blog | Karen McGuire | June 07, 2016

    I was listening to the radio on a drive home recently and part of the early evening programming included a 15-minute segment on the story of Peter Cartwright, an early evangelist in the western U.S. As the story progressed through difficulties and trials, a young man named Claude became part of the narrative. Cartwright felt a great compulsion to share the Gospel message in whatever circumstances in which he found himself, and Claude heard the story of Jesus. He was so convicted by the message that he asked Cartwright, “Can I meet Jesus?”

  • At the age of 69, engineer Joaquin García was slated to receive a special commendation from his boss for his longtime service to the company.  There was only one problem. When they went to deliver the award to his desk, no one could find him.  

    In fact, Joaquin hadn’t shown up for work in more than six years – and not a single person had noticed!