Tag Archives: visionary leadership

Investment Strategy

Once upon a time there was a rich investor, and she had a very successful portfolio of investments.    One day she determined that she would have to go on an extended business trip, and she called three of her managers to her office. She explained to them about the business trip and that she…
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Legend of the Fire Maker

Once upon a time, in a far away land, a wise man made a discovery.  He discovered fire and with fire, he could be warm, cook his food and have light through the dark of night.  He had heard of a people across the mountains; the people who lived on the plains and he wondered…
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The New Scorecard – Church

There is a chronic issue that is burning out pastors and church leaders all over North America.  It creates the environment for workaholism and often seriously sidelines many genuinely called and gifted ministers of the Good News.  The root of much of this toxicity has to do with the way many evaluate and judge the success or failure of Church communities. …
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My Plumber Thinks I Should Pay Him

With tongue in cheek, the Rant begins… I think everyone ought to know plumbing. Really! No, not just know a little something but competent to do all things plumbing. Fathers should teach sons and daughters everything there is to know about plumbing. After all,there’s not much to it, lots of books available, the internet and don’t forget the code…
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Compassion in Leadership

As we continue in our Character of Leadership Series, we will explore the trait of compassion.  Compassion is our ability as people and as leaders to see the world through the eyes of another, to understand what motivates and inspires others, what gives them joy and what weighs heavy on them. It's different than empathy,…
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Change is a Process

As leaders, we need to come to grips with the fact that everything is in a process of change continually; as we live life, build, create, sell or renovate things are changing.  Even when things are left alone, the reality is they too change, they decay, time has a way of changing everything!  To come to…
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Measurable Outcomes Keep Us on Target

Setting specific, measurable goals and objectives is key in project management - like planning a road trip, you know where you want to head. You take the time to plan;  you map your route, where you will grab meals, re-fuel and where you will spend the nights.  It is really helpful to set specific mid-way…
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Challenges Ripe with Opportunity – Leadership

Whether we realize it or not, all of us are leading in a multiplicity of ways all the time and while we may lead well verbally, our actions and posture may be saying something else!  Leading well is as much an art form as it's models and strategies.   One such example of this is how…
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Don't be Too Quick to Share a Good Idea

If you are like me you get lots of ideas!  Ideas about a lot of different things - how things can be improved, made more efficient, add more depth to life - lots of them.  I have to admit though, not all those ideas have been good ideas!  I have my fair share of bad…
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Creating a Culture of Care

This photo (although a little creepy) does represent the traditional organizational structure most widely used in the world. When we look at organizational structures we often see them representing the hierarchy of authority, responsibility and influence. They do represent all of these, however, it is also important to look at the structure representing the flow…
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