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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 As a leader, you have dreams. When the work to fulfill a dream begins, God reveals more of what He wants to do through you. Dreams take time to become reality and God rewards your efforts along the way with victories. Some are small, and some are large.  Use them to remind yourself that you…

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Full Circle Redemption in the Light This is Sandra’s Story As a young girl, Sandra watched her family disintegrate, ripped apart by her father’s alcoholism. Completely consumed by addiction by the time she was 22 years old, her own life seemed destined for destruction as well. Teen Challenge provided the help she needed to build…

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Libby and I hosted Kansas City, Missouri Teen Challenge adolescent girls’ home staff members recently, taking them on a tour through the administration building and sharing both the U.S. Southeast Region and Global Teen Challenge history as we went. Over and over in the conversation, the word “excellence” kept coming up. What do you think…

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Hope Blossoms in the Light This is Ashley’s Story By the young age of 21, Ashley had reached a point where she could no longer see a future for herself. Although she started out as a smart, beautiful girl from a good family, she had missed her teen years to drugs and could envision no…

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