Sharpening Leaders

Resources to Lead Different

My soul finds rest in…

Guest Post – Karmyn Bokma serves as Youth and Children’s Director at The Sanctuary in Oakville, Ontario.  She is a graduate of the 29th Class of the Arrow Leadership Program – Emerging Stream. My soul finds rest in God alone … Continued

Submitted and Shared Discernment

Guest Post – Prayerful discernment in community is critical for godly leadership. This guest post from David Chotka guides you to some practical resources to equip you and your team. David serves as Lead Pastor at Spruce Grove Alliance Church, … Continued

What’s Your RQ?

Trouble is heading your way. There are no two ways about it. Jesus promised, “In this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33) This trouble seems to only get magnified for Christian leaders. Follow the life of any leader in … Continued

Seven Steps for Authentic Confession

This guest post is from Jim Van Yperen.  Jim serves as the President of Metanoia Ministries, a ministry that specializes in restoring broken places in the church.  He is the author of Making Peace and is part of our faculty … Continued

Lessons From The Back Row

You can learn a lot from the back row. Over the last eight years I’ve had a great back row seat to learn from many gifted presenters, trainers and facilitators for the Arrow Leadership Program. Photo Credit: loop_oh via Flickr … Continued

Follower First

Leadership matters. Leaders are a strategic leverage point for wider influence, change and transformation. This is the reason ‘leadership’ is in Arrow’s name. It’s why we have specialized for over twenty years in developing, mentoring, resourcing, encouraging and praying for … Continued

Keys to Engaged Staff and Volunteers

  What can we learn from Gallup’s research of 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries and conducted in 41 languages? Takeaway number one from Gallup’s 12 The Elements of Great Managing is that employee (and volunteer) engagement … Continued

The Power of First Impressions

We had just moved across the country with our two small children. We didn’t know anyone in the area besides my new ministry colleagues at Arrow Leadership. We longed for community and eagerly wanted to get connected to a local … Continued

Two Overlooked Meeting Maximizers

Meetings matter. The costs (time and money) are sizable.  The potential significant. For leaders, there is only one thing worse than being part of a bad meeting – leading one. Since meetings are a primary platform for moving ministries and … Continued

An Unforgettable Olympic Moment

It’s an unforgettable Olympic moment. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Great Britain’s Derek Redmond had advanced to the 400 meter semi-final. It had been four long years since an Achilles injury forced a last minute pull out from … Continued