Sharpening Leaders

Resources to Lead Different

A Dashboard for Life

  Your car’s dashboard is a tremendously helpful tool!  A brief glance at the gauges can give you a fairly clear overview of the engine’s operation and vehicle’s health. Whatever your mechanical aptitude, the dashboard provides a more objective level … Continued

Who Was Right – The Tortoise or The Hare?

Editors Note – In keeping with the theme of this post, we will be changing our posting rhythm for the summer months.  We will post just once in July and August as we work on some other writing projects and … Continued

Check Your Gauges

Guest Post – Chris Wignall is the Executive Director of the Catalyst Foundation as well as a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program’s Executive Stream.  When I first heard Chris teach this tool, I was very impressed by it’s simplicity … Continued

Victory Rests With…

I recently came across one of my old journals.  Here is an excerpt from the last entry: “After Tuesday night’s deflating, confusing and frustrating meeting, I returned home very weary and emotionally fragile. Before heading to bed I looked in … Continued

The Idol of Accomplishment

Guest Post – Randy Isola serves as the KidsWorld Pastor at Christ Community Church in Illinois. Randy is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program – Emerging Stream. Early on in my Arrow journey, I realized that an undeniable … Continued

An Indispensable Oil for Leaders…

Guest Post – Rev. Phil Styles serves as Lead Pastor at United Baptist Church in Minto, NB. He’s also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. In the fifteen plus years I’ve known Phil, I’ve always been encouraged and challenged … Continued

Fighting Fear

Fear comes in all shapes and sizes. Heights, public speaking, snakes, spiders, the dark, flying and dying are all common fears.   We can all relate to the feeling, power and impact of fear. It’s a very common theme in the … Continued

Stewarding Physical Health

  The statistics on physical health are staggering.  Here are just a few: More than 35% of American adults are obese, another third are overweight and the numbers are climbing (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) 31% of Canadian children … Continued

Special Request

Dear Sharpening Leaders Subscribers: I’d like to invite your recommendations! As we launch two new classes of the Arrow Leadership Program in 2013, I am inviting you to recommend Christian leaders in your sphere of influence. Maybe you would be interested … Continued

Overcoming The Encouragement Deficit

There is an encouragement deficit in most workplaces. In their book, 12 The Elements of Great Managing, Gallup’s Wagner and Harter note: “In the perception of employees generally, praise is painfully absent from most companies and the workgroups within them.  … Continued