seven ways to strengthen the soul of a leader

7 Ways to Strengthen the Soul of a Leader

7 Ways to Strengthen the Soul of a Leader Could a sixteenth-century monk, whose spiritual depth translated into a publishing phenomenon, give today’s Christian leaders the inspiration and hope they’re looking for? Leaders are currently beset with workplace potholes and pitfalls. How can a historical figure provide some spiritual direction in this hour of uncertainty?…

3 Business Tips for COVID-19 Recovery

3 Business Tips for COVID-19 Recovery Google “COVID-19 business recovery” and you’ll get 958 million results. A better, faster solution would be to savor the three, striking observations from Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12 Group, the largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives throughout the U.S. Which of these three statements,…

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Why Innovation is Crucial for Survival

Why Innovation is Crucial for Survival “He who hesitates is lost.”             — Joseph Addison, 1712 “He who hesitates is lunch.”             — Anonymous, 2020  The evidence now emerging is both chilling and hopeful. As the current pandemic spreads, nervous organizations who keep to the status quo and maintain, “We’ve always done it this way,”…

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3 Things Employees Need in a Critical Hour

3 Things Employees Need in a Critical Hour If your organization is trying to make it through the current crisis, then perhaps the person we should pay attention to is Mary Lou Casey who said, “What people really need is a good listening to.”   While listening is right up there, there are actually three things employees need the most during…

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Forced to Downsize? Here’s a Checklist: Phase One

Forced to Downsize? Here’s a Checklist: Phase One Is downsizing in this season unavoidable? If so, what do you do? How do you tackle the uneasy reality of layoffs that will impact both people and the organization? Here’s a grounded, go-to checklist for wise decision-making when people and their lives are on the line. Consider…

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7 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

7 Tips for Managing Remote Employees Nobody asked for a pandemic. And now, there’s the challenge of managing remote employees. Ministry organizations and businesses have been forced to radically adapt to their stay-at-home work staff: launching your first video conference call (“We can’t hear you. Unmute!”), tracking the progress of staff who aren’t around, addressing…

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How to Communicate Major Decisions in a Crisis

How to Communicate Major Decisions in a Crisis What’s the biggest decision currently facing your organization in this time of the COVID-19 crisis? How you communicate can build new levels of trust and unity within your organization and with stakeholders. Especially in a crisis, don’t take your eyes off culture.  It’s all about developing healthy…