• Catching Us Doing Good Things

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | March 22, 2018

    Something in a recent post by Seth Godin caught my attention:

    “You might also notice how easy it is to notice people who are much worse at driving than you are--but that you almost never recognize someone who's driving better than you are.”

    There’s a reason the news media highlight the negative things happening all around us everyday: it’s easier to notice and it’s what catches our attention (which is their objective).

  • Leadership is Influence

    Blog | Patti Garibay | March 21, 2018

    Over the last three decades of teaching leadership qualities to my children and the members of American Heritage Girls, I have encountered thousands who claim they are not leaders.  Many say they are “not chiefs but Indians” or “behind the scenes type of people.”  These individuals believe that leaders are line leaders, always in the front, expecting others to follow.  I beg to differ.

    Leadership is influence.

  • Redeeming Others (and Sometimes Ourselves) in Times of Conflict

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | March 20, 2018

    Hardships and conflicts have a way of testing a leader’s mettle. I have witnessed the scene play itself out many times in the workplace; but it could just as easily take place at home, church or anywhere else. An employee believes that they have been wronged; perhaps, they were passed over for a promotion, didn’t agree with their performance evaluation, or they didn’t get to attend a training that others in the office attended.  Regardless of the reason, the employee believing they didn’t have a way to resolve their concerns, files a complaint.

  • Titles

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | March 15, 2018

    “Mom! Dad! I got the job!” Our son proudly announced his first summer employment position. Because of his love for golf, he had decided to see what might be available at the nearby golf course. Of course we were thrilled for him and asked what his job would be. “Cart Relocation Technician!” was his reply. Now it didn’t take me too many seconds to realize this was a glorified title for “cart boy.” But if it made him feel important, I wasn’t going to step on his youthful pride. He was looking forward to moving those golf carts around for the next few weeks.

  • “Entrust your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

    A core principle of the Leading Like Jesus movement is: Jesus is the best leadership teacher and role model of all time. It’s a pretty basic principle, but it’s also a pretty easy one to forget if you don’t ground it in your approach to living.

  • Psst...

    Blog | Kim Rider | March 08, 2018

    I remember being in youth group at church and playing the Gossip Game.  We would sit in a circle and the youth pastor would whisper a sentence in someone’s ear and that person would tell the next person what they heard.  It could only be said once – no repeats!

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.