Category Archives: values

On Earth as it is in Heaven: Your Leadership Challenge

“The truth is that challenge is the crucible for greatness. The study of leadership is the study of how men and women guide people through uncertainty, hardship, disruption, transformation, transition, recovery, new beginnings, and other significant challenges. It’s also the … Continue reading

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On Earth at it is in Heaven: Every life has a reason

People often profess “God, family, and service” or similar value priorities. God is not just the first priority among priorities; He purifies and gives purpose to everything. Leaders are servants committed to improving the quality of life for themselves and … Continue reading

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Called to Serve

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of … Continue reading

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Courage for Action

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not … Continue reading

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Success & Leadership

Not failure, but low aim, is crime. ~ James Russell Lowell Leadership starts with authentic self-expression that adds value through relationships; it is value-based, purpose-driven, and mission-focused; it is revealed in the nature of one’s desires, sacrifice and service to … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Character Like Nelson Mandela

Certainly, pray for changed circumstances. But do not resign yourself to prayer alone when God is expecting you to carry His covenant into those circumstances. Sure, you live in a place and time that surpass your understanding and abilities, but … Continue reading

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Tips for Testing Your Strategic Plan

Here are some questions I will be asking in the next few months, “tips” for my clients, new and existing, regarding strategy and execution.  Some are for-profit companies and some are non-profits. All have at stake their own success and … Continue reading

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Becoming the Value-Based, Purpose-Driven Leader

“If you are not self-reflective, how can you know yourself? If you do not know yourself, how can you lead yourself? If you cannot lead yourself, how can you lead others?” ~Harry M. Kraemer, From Values to Action: The Four Principles … Continue reading

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Pick a Value, Any Value

Everyone says they have Core Values, even though most people cannot say exactly what they are. Many people want to live by a well-articulated set of Core Values, but struggle with getting just the right ones identified, named or described. … Continue reading

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Dreams: The Intersection of Decisions and Values

Everyone should keep a journal of dreams, what I sometimes call a “Dream Inventory“, which provides a place to keep an ongoing list of the “stuff” you want to have, want to do, want to become…and, therefore, the things you … Continue reading

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