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 the first time Brayden’s school has ever hosted this event. One morning he gets an email from the convention president asking him if he has…

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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 as the motivation rises. Of course, all organizations have to deal with constraints, but these can never completely subvert the power of human motivation. So…

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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 ended with, “I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” The memo was left in the employee’s mailbox to be discovered at the end of…

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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, we should live lives of such mediocrity as to ensure we do not incite the praise of anyone. Heaven forbid the quality of our work…

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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 people only to acquire their personal goals. It’s important for leaders today to be both logically and emotionally intelligent. I often hear people setting logic…

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  • Colossians 3:15 November 22, 2019
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
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