Leading Others

Stop Being a People Fixer

Brayden has been working for months on putting together a convention with a limited budget and limited personnel.  He has worked an average of 90 hours a week planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing. The convention is for training of and cooperation between the faculties of independently-owned charter schools. This will be…

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Art of Healing

Motivate from Within

I don’t know about you, but I’d like to know the secret to motivation. First, because I’d like to do a better job of motivating myself and then I’d like to know how to motivate others. Why is this important? Because we all know that the level of productivity rises…

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Transactional Management at Its Worst

A friend of mine received a memo from his supervisor.  The memo was type-written on one of Microsoft Word’s basic templates, with the word Memo in thick black font at the top of the paper. It read: “Based on your performance, the position you were offered will not be available.” It…

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Importance of Recognition

I was with a group of friends who were talking about rewards. Someone said, “If a person receives any recognition or praise in this life, they can forget about receiving any kind of reward in the next life.” This seemed to me like an extreme point of view. If true,…

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In Defense of Logic

Leaders today are urged to trust their feelings  more than their rational thinking processes. I say this advice is devastating to leadership effectiveness. I do, however, believe in spiritual leadership as opposed to the cold and calculating leader who uses his or her logic to trample the emotions and needs of…

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What Is Spiritual Leadership Anyway?

George Washington was one of the greatest leaders of all time.  By many estimates, he was a real man’s man, able to command the respect of his troops and to take swift action against anything that would bring detriment to their success. But, there is another side to Washington that anyone…

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An Action Learning Revolution

Try this experiment. Ask your staff, how do people keep a bicycle upright when they ride it? You will get some interesting answers. But you’ll probably not get the scientific answer — the one that has something to do with centrifugal force and shifting the angle of the wheel in…

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The Searing Power of Words

Words are symbols. They point to something. Meaning lies within the common experience between two agents using the same words to point to that common experience. Insight happens when both parties find a close enough shared experience that meaning is created. Like fiery embers, words burn images into our minds…

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Starting an Action Learning Group

In a previous post I wrote about how American Higher Education is modeled after the Industrial Revolution and I introduced Action Learning as a possible alternative. In this post, I want to outline for you some guidelines about how to conduct an Action Learning Group (which Reginald Revans, the father…

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  • Psalm 119:30 July 21, 2019
    “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.”
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