Sharpening Leaders

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Six Key Focus Areas You Don’t Want to Miss

Focus is hard right now. For starters, COVID fatigue is real. It’s hard to keep focused in the midst of what’s becoming a long-term grind. Just tuning out and ducking for cover in the increasingly ugly battles on social media … Continued

A Leader’s “True North” for Health

It was a warm summer evening when eight of us found ourselves sailing off the coast of Vancouver Island in the middle of the night. A group member took on the role of instructor and proceeded to show us how … Continued

Snapshots of Jesus-Centered Leadership: Josh Stewart

Our world desperately needs Jesus-centered leaders! We trust this interview with Josh Stewart (Arrow Class 30), Lead Pastor at Bedford Community Church in Bedford Hills, New York will encourage and equip you to be led more by Jesus, lead more like … Continued

Harnessing the Power of Perspective

Perspective is critically important for leaders. It’s easy to lose sight of the forest when you are in the midst of the trees. A different perspective can change everything. I love drone-camera video of familiar sights. The view from above … Continued

Snapshots of Jesus-Centered Leadership: Peter Lim

Our world desperately needs Jesus-centered leaders! We trust this brief interview with Peter Lim (Arrow Class 22) who serves as lead pastor of 4Pointes Church of Atlanta will encourage and equip you to be led more by Jesus, lead more … Continued

Two Powerful Prayers for Reflecting on Injustice

The juxtaposition of two separate events—in the same week—is just mind-boggling. The first event took place on Monday, May 25, 2020. That Memorial Day evening George Floyd had his neck pinned to the ground by a police officer’s knee for … Continued

Six Questions You Should Be Asking as COVID-19 Shifts

The last few months have been a hard grind for everyone. For some, the last few months have been brutal. Hard decisions, long hours, personal risk, job loss, financial ruin, loneliness, sickness and even death have been uncommonly common. In … Continued

Five Simple Practices for Better High-Stakes Meetings

Like it or not, meetings are prime time for leaders. Meetings matter. Meetings are where next steps are discerned and big decisions happen. The move to virtual meetings and dispersed teams has added new challenges at a time when the … Continued

Seven Practices to Keep Your Head Clear

Keeping your head clear is incredibly important. You need to think well to lead well, especially in times of crisis and challenge. Yet it’s really easy to find yourself frazzled and fatigued—and to find your headspace foggy—rather than focused. Despite … Continued

Five Questions to Discover Opportunities in the Midst of Crisis

Times of crisis and uncertainty usually bring constraints. In the case of COVID-19, there are a many unprecedented constraints. Public gatherings and movement have been restricted. Staff and volunteers may be limited. The ability to physically meet with people is … Continued