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PASSION SERIES: A LEADER’S MOST VALUABLE ASSET

Passion born of noble purpose is the first quality of the leader, the primal source of sustained, effective leadership.  The Global Leadership Forecast 2011 identifies passion as a key measure of leadership effectiveness.  The term is used to describe leaders who are committed to and enjoy their leadership roles for the right reasons, and who […]

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A CASE STUDY ON A FLAWED VISIONARY: PART 2

Pierce was a catalyst for change in others, even on a remarkable scope and scale, yet he resented and resisted any attempt by others to make even the smallest change in his personal or professional life.  He was driven to meet the needs of a world, especially children, in pain and despair, hunger and homelessness.  In fact, […]

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A CASE STUDY ON A FLAWED VISIONARY: PART 1

In our book, The Art of Virtue-Based Transformational Leadership, Jim & I discuss a leadership model that inspires us to lead from the heart of character.  True transformation happens not because of leadership skill, but because of what is in a leader’s heart.  Ultimately the leader’s exercise of virtue is the critical factor in his or her […]

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THE ROOTS OF EMOTIONAL MALFUNCTIONING

  It took only one generation for Adam and Eve’s emotional brokenness to infect the lives of their children.  The story of their first son, Cain, and his younger brother Abel highlight the tragic consequences of the fall on the emotional life of humanity.  You can read the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis […]

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LEADING WITH PURPOSE

In classical Greek literature,faith is akin to fidelity, which signifies an honored agreement or bond of trust. Fidelity is faithful and lasting devotion to one’s duties and obligations, sacred loyalty to one’s commitments.  Faith is that which binds people together to a special purpose, a larger story, which calls upon each person to risk and sacrifice […]

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PURPOSE FUELS RESILIENCE

Resilience is derived from the Latin term resilire, meaning “to bounce or spring back.”  A resilient material resumes its former shape after being pressed, bent or stretched out of shape, much like a bungee cord or rubber band. Emotional resilience is the strength to rebound from loss or failure.  Some individuals possess the strength and […]

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THE POWER OF DIVINE PURPOSE

The pioneering research of Harvard sociologist Gordon Allport established a connection between our instinctive spiritual questing and the energy released through the Zeigarnik effect. Echoing Zeigarnik, Allport found that goals that are never quite fulfilled are the ones best able to direct attention, guide current striving and maintain unity and integration in the individual. Spiritual goals, according […]

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