• Get up and try again

    Blog | April 16, 2015

    All of us fail. Absolutely no one is exempt from failure.

    It’s also true that while we excuse or spiritualize our own shortcomings, we look at and judge the failures of others with a much more critical spirit.

    As leaders, we have an incredible opportunity to influence and even empower others by sharing moments of failure. Great failures are, after all, part of many great success stories.

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    Picture Perfect Failure: Lessons from Kodak

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | April 09, 2015

    Ah, the “Kodak moments” of life… Many still remember the photography company’s commercials emphasizing the emotional connection people felt as they traveled to pick up those family pictures at the processing store. Most likely somewhere on your bookshelf, there’s a dusty photo album tucked away from “way back when” full of hard prints shot on Kodak film.

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    Making Room for Interruptions

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | April 02, 2015

    When was the last time you were interrupted?

    Was it at work by an employee who’s not on your ”favorite list”? Was it at home by one of your children or your spouse while you were trying to finish a project? Was it at the store by an acquaintance with whom you really had no desire to chitchat? Or maybe it was a detour that interrupted an otherwise well-planned trip.

    Life’s interruptions are frequent, and we tend to look at them as unnecessary, bothersome, annoying and counterproductive.

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    Desire for Control is Killing Your Organization

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 26, 2015

    Letting go is never easy.

    Many parents, for example, find it difficult to loosen the reins of control on their growing children — even in the face of startling statistics on the damage inflicted by controlling parents.

    As adults, 96% of people who had controlling parents worry and ruminate over confrontations. Close to 91% are extra sensitive to criticism, while 82% become perfectionists who are rarely satisfied with themselves.

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    Transformed Leader, Transformed Community

    Blog | Phyllis Hendry Halverson | March 20, 2015

    Earlier this month, I was asked by Dick Kunnert, a Lead Like Jesus Master Trainer, to speak to a wonderful group of pastors in Rockford, Illinois. Representing multiple congregations from a variety of denominations, this group is united around one mission to “Transform Rockford.”

    The vision of Transform Rockford is inspiring. They aspire to offer a superior quality of life for every resident, transforming the community from within by embracing their diversity, fostering a culture of unity, interconnection, inclusion, respect and generosity. 

  • Positive change is taking place in countries where character development is valued more highly than political correctness.

    The Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, celebrates humility and a devotion to servant leadership even among its government officials. So when history proves that Jesus is the greatest leader to follow, a country like the Philippines finds ways to share the truth with its people.

  • Ignite: A Spark in Uganda

    News | March 20, 2015

    The spark is catching fire and LLJ’s conference for a younger audience is gaining momentum in the African country of Uganda.

    2015 has turned into a busy year for Ignite, the course designed to help young people realize their influence and empower them to follow Jesus. At Ignite, high school students are trained to create a personal vision statement and develop their strengths and purpose, as well as to follow the model of leadership that Jesus demonstrated during his time on earth.

  • For the leaders of the future, training is in session. Every day they are learning, noticing, collecting information, and jotting down mental notes. Soon they will wear the suits in the state capitols, pastor the churches, invent unimaginable technology, and become the parents of our descendants.

    The youth of today will lead us into tomorrow. Now how will we prepare them?

    For Youth for Christ (YFC), a movement dedicated to raising up followers of Jesus, the role of leadership is imperative.