Tag Archives : management


@HarvardBiz and the UMC: The Right Mindset for Success

One of my favorite podcasts is the HBR IdeaCast. Episode 283, The Right Mindset for Success, focuses on the distinctions between a fixed and growth mindset. One of the most helpful portions was about supervision and management. This list, from Carol Dweck, describes the methods and message that a manager or leader could give to […]


Pastoral Excellence: Strategic Planning

There are many things that I hope to do well as a pastor. One of those is strategic planning. The Wikipedia contributors define strategic planning in this way – “Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people.” This process […]


Chick-Fil-A Leadercast: May 6, 2011

While enjoying a chicken sandwich at my local Chick-Fil-A on Saturday, I discovered the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast. It looks to be a great leadership event, with excellent speakers and sites across the country. Here is a rundown of the speakers, from the website: Voices of Influence Seth Godin – Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, & Best-Selling Author of 12 […]


You Are Invited: Young Adult Meetup at Leadership Institute 2010

One of the best parts of Leadership Institute is the opportunity to make and continue friendships near and far, to that end I invite you to a young adult meetup at Leadership Institute next week. Who: Young adult (35 and under) leader What: Meetup at Leadership Institute 2010 When: Thursday, October 7 from 8:00 AM […]


Speedlinking – July 6, 2009

Beginning Another New (Appointive) Year is an excellent reflection on the appointment process and one leader’s experience. I appreciated the guidance at 10 Ways to Create Margin. I want to always be able to say, “I do not counsel people. I teach them to pray.” Three Months with Twitter chronicles @ashleealley’s venture into this media. […]


Discover Your Conflict Management Style – Review

This is a review of Discover Your Conflict Management Style by Speed B. Leas, a resource from The Alban Institute. Main Themes This is a simple workbook style publication designed to help you, as the title suggests, discover your conflict management style. A self-assessment tool aids in determining your conflict management tendencies from among the […]