Our desks become heavy-laden with papers and notes when we don’t understand our institutions’ priorities. As we begin a new year, it’s time to discern what’s important.
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These school children in Honduras are among the 3.5 million people in 55 countries who now have safe water thanks to Water Mission. Photos courtesy of Water Mission
Water Mission had the engineering expertise to become a leader in installing water systems in developing countries around the globe. But just as important, the nonprofit realized, was an active focus on its core values and workplace culture.
It’s popular to romanticize networks over against hierarchies. But thinking of the two together invites Christian institutional leaders into a more life-giving and sustainable vision.
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Laura Everett talks to airline executive Marty St. George about the importance -- and practice -- of instilling shared values across an organization.
The more our vision and our imaginations are remade by resurrection, the more we should refuse to accept things as they are and insist on seeking new ways waiting to emerge, writes a Baptist pastor.
Clarifying mission is just the first step. Leaders must then align strategies with the desired impact, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Congregations and institutions must name a vision and choose priorities that support it. Otherwise, they risk muddying their missions, weakening their impact, and confusing stakeholders, funders, and staff, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Monica, a 2015 graduate of the ZOE in Kenya, has her own tailoring business that now employes four orphans from her community. Photos courtesy of ZOE.
A U.S. Christian relief organization changed its approach from charity to a sustainable effort to lift poor children out of poverty.
Many times institutions have traditions -- such as the Sunday service time -- that are preserved without a reason for doing so.
Leaders must be able to articulate why an institution does what it does. Is it a matter of history, or is there a reason? writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.