The Path of Integrity

The Path of Integrity Even Jesus’ enemies recognized Him as a man of integrity (Matthew 22:16). What was it about Jesus that established this reputation even among those who opposed Him? Life’s Journey Leaves a Telling-Tale Living in the Northern Hemisphere, I see the very same celestial heavens as David when he tended his flocks […]

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Live with Integrity

What is the value of integrity? Why is Integrity so important? What does it mean to walk with Integrity? Lack of Integrity is an Achilles Heel Achilles was a mighty Greek warrior/hero of mythology who was defeated when an arrow was shot into his heel. An “Achilles heel” is a vulnerability that leads to a […]

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13 Things To Do Well

How Well are You Doing? Drawing from my extensive background and research, I have found 13 things that successful people and effective leaders do well. 1. Honest Communication: Speak the Truth in Love 2. Walk My Talk: Carefully Walk a Reputable Path 3. Credible: Do the Right Thing 4. Trustworthy: Trusting and Trustworthy 5. Self-Accepting: […]

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Leaders Facilitate

To Facilitate is to Make Things Happen It is the role of the leader to facilitate, to enable and help things to happen, to serve as a resource for decision-making, and groom and develop other leaders within the team. A leader helps clarify goals, identify options, redefine requirements, evaluate strategy, empower and accept accountability. To […]

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Leading is a Matter of the Heart

Leading Requires Heart Good shepherding begins and ends with the “shepherd’s heart.” Care and companionship are rooted in his soul. The great leader has a heart for his team. He leads by investing himself, working to move the team toward its goal. Leading Requires Respect In the tradition of the shepherd, a leader earns the […]

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What does it take to Lead Well?

To Lead Well Takes Balance To lead well, a Great Leader finds a balance between the boldness and power of leadership, and the humility of service. That balance is found in the personal character of the shepherd. At his core, the shepherd/leader described in Psalm 23, is both tough and tender possessing strength and prowess […]

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Credibility is Earned

Be precise, reliable and believable. Speak what is right…true…and just. Proverbs 8:7-8 Integrity is based on accuracy “It’s not the crime (error or mistake) it’s the cover-up” How often have we seen leaders fall, not because the made a mistake or made a poor choice, but lied to cover it up? There are many ways to […]

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Nine Factors of “Pro-Active” Leadership

Our work and research have identified nine rational, emotive categories regarding the thinking of effective leaders. These categories represent 100 specific, uniquely powerful ideas that drive the thinking of effective people. We have summarized these into nine clusters/categories in the acrostic, PRO-ACTIVE

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Root Cause Problem Solving: The Tactical Plan

A Problem is not Solved until the Tactical Plan is in Place A Tactical Plan details the implementation of solutions. To complete the problem-solving task, the team must develop and implement a Tactical Plan. The Tactical Plan Step identifies the resources necessary to implement the solutions, organizes the resources, establishes a timetable and assigns responsibility […]

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