Ken Blanchard on The Biggest Leadership Challenge of Our Day

Ken Blanchard is: Co-author of the breakthrough best-selling book, The One Minute Manager Co-founder the global leadership development organization, Lead Like Jesus An A+ communicator with 3 timeless leadership insights for you! The Question While sitting with Ken Blanchard, there were at least 500 questions I wanted to ask him. Yet, with limited time, I…

I’m Sorry: 5 Powerful Ways to Sincerely Apologize

Have you ever felt –or dealt – the bitter, lingering taste of a failed apology? I bring this up because it doesn’t have to be this way – when you know the solution. The Challenge The looming possibility of mis-apologizing to someone can seriously affect both your relationship and your broader reputation throughout the organization. You don’t…

How to Develop Your Leadership Like Willow Creek

I want to give you one of the clearest, proven links between a flourishing culture and an effective, successful organization: developing outstanding talent. It comes your way today, courtesy of one of the most knowledgeable, respected leaders I know in the area of people management and development. I’d like to introduce you to Tara VanderSande, staff…

5 Practical Principles for a Trust-Based Organizational Culture

QUESTION: Is there a trusted way for your organization to get more done at a greater speed and at a lower cost? The answer is, “YES!”   The Challenge In his book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says that a cohesive leadership team is the most important thing any organization can have. And the glue that…

In Case You Missed It: Top Posts & Podcasts of 2016 (So Far!)

Most read. Most listened to. Most popular. Here they are, our top-ranked blog posts and podcasts from the first half of 2016! These timeless truths, practical insights and inspiring stories from gifted Christian leaders show you how a thriving, healthy culture is essential to organizational success. We’ve even broken out the list by industry, so you can…

Staff Recognition: Simple but Powerful

Employee recognition is not just a nice thing to do for your staff. It’s a communication tool that reinforces and rewards the most important outcomes people create for your organization. Employees who feel appreciated: Often go above and beyond what is expected of them Are more productive and motivated Are more likely to stay with the organization…

Joni and Friends’ 4 Pillars of Sustainable Strategy

Culture and strategy are inextricably intertwined. The two must work together in harmony for us to fulfill our organizations’ God-given missions. No one knows this better than Doug Mazza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends, whose sustainable organizational strategy catapulted the international ministry from $6 million to $30 million in annual revenue.…