As an aspect of leadership thinking, trends have always fascinated me. For example, throughout the 1990s and 2000s, there were a number of business leadership perspectives that found their way into the church and/or faith-based world. Over the last 10-15 years, we’ve also seen leadership principles within the church find their way into secular industries.…

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In the Midst of War: Faith & Prayer Gets Real Keep praying! Intercessory prayers from all over the world are being answered. Continue to stand in faith, believing God for protection and provision. The faith of the people who are in the middle of everything is strong, even among the confusion and chaos being left…

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Over the first couple months of the year, we have tackled timely leadership topics like Succession Planning and Leadership Styles. I do not want to get too far into the year without looking at one of the top three leadership challenges, which is dealing with change. Many leaders are able to hire well and set…

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The Wrong Place at the Right Time A Story of Redemption While driving back to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, I’m doing my best to avoid the grandiose holes in the road. To call them potholes would deny their reality. I knew the next stop would be particularly difficult. One more winding mile of road and…

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It’s time to let go of the baton. For those of you in the same season, release it from your hand to the other runner, your successor. You can do it. I know you can and I also know that it is a challenging time for you. I’m still personally experiencing the challenge. However, I…

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The importance of communication is the final topic on Success in Succession. I hope that you will take one or two of the recommendations from this series and utilize them when you are faced with the opportunity of succession. I pray that it’s been a blessing to you and, if so, please let me know.…

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In the previous two Success in Succession articles, I talked about identifying a successor, the sequence for preparing that person and the team for the change in leadership, and the recommended timing.  Now comes the tricky part, which is the actual process of handing off the baton. Talking about passing on your leadership role is…

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SEQUENCE Identifying your successor, the process in which you mentor him/her, as well as the sequence in which you place team members alongside, is critical to success in succession.  Have you Identified your Successor?  Here are 4 questions to ask yourself: What is the plan for mentoring him/her into the leadership role? Is the board…

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An Unlikely Story of Hope This is Arsen’s Story Arsen’s life began like any other. His parents fell in love, got married and set about having children. But trouble began brewing early in Arsen’s life — even before he was born. Those troubles led him to a world of violence, but a chance conversation with…

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Succession occurs in every organization and in every leader’s life; it is inevitable. It should be anticipated and managed well. Over the next few months, I’ll lay out some of the key parts in the process of succession. I believe it will help you when the time comes. This transition in the life of a…

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