why aren’t we producing more leaders?

Good morning! We talk much about the dearth of leadership in our businesses, non-profits, churches, and governments. Yet we have leadership institutes in our colleges, we have thousands of blogs on leadership (including this one!), there are enough books on leadership to fill up a library, we have seminars, and on and on. Yet we … Continue reading why aren’t we producing more leaders?

do you see mission drift?

Mission Drift - it is a common issue among faith-based organizations - just think of Harvard and the YMCA. In their book, Mission Drift, Peter Greer and Chris Horst make the following statement: "Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. . . Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare organizations routinely drift from … Continue reading do you see mission drift?

mindsets of true leaders

Good Monday morning to you! Winter is not quite done here. The snow started melting last week, but the temps have dropped again. It's 15 with a wind chill of 0. I am about ready for spring!! Your mindsets are critical to how you live your life.They determine how effective you will be and how … Continue reading mindsets of true leaders

are you a bearer of hope?

Good Monday morning to you! One of the most important things that a leader does for his people is to give them hope. Not false hope, but true hope. We have to be honest with our team about the obstacles and difficulties ahead of us, but at the same time it is our job to … Continue reading are you a bearer of hope?

don’t restructure your organization – rewire it

Found this excellent article in Inc.com today. Too often we, as organizational leaders, think all we have to do is restructure our organizations to make things work - we treat them like some kind of machine with interchangeable parts. Guess what? An organization is a complicated network of people and their relationships - it's not … Continue reading don’t restructure your organization – rewire it

it’s your choice to make – what do you choose?

Good Friday morning to you. Still a bit nippy here. It was a minus 11 earlier this morning. A simple thought today. At Ambassador, we talk a lot about mindsets or attitudes. Four of the mindsets we feel are especially important are: 1. Trust 2. Dependency (on God and others) 3. Growth 4. Humility We … Continue reading it’s your choice to make – what do you choose?