DLGP

Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Did God give me the authority to lead?

By: on November 28, 2022

Introduction What is an undefended leader? An undefended leader is someone who has put in the work as well as has experience so that their gut reaction to any situation they are faced with is the correct response. The leader should act as a guide in their known to individuals that do not know the…

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An Ever-Learning, Always-Moving, Sustainable Tortoise

By: on November 27, 2022

The term “smithing” indicates a process whereby a material is shaped, molded, formed, and improved over time. This is exactly the idea behind Eve Poole’s book entitled, Leadersmithing, Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership. In her opinion, strong leaders are shaped, molded, formed and improved over time, growing into their potential as stronger and more…

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Everyone is on a journey to seek the Truth.

By: on November 27, 2022

As I read two books, “Maps of Meaning” and “The Psychological Significance of The Biblical Stories” by Jordan B Peterson, a psychologist, I must admit that I was conflicted. I found myself in a defensive posture and wondering whether Peterson was equating Jesus, the Creator of all things to a mythological hero.[1][2] Time, travel, and…

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“Serendipity” Strikes

By: on November 27, 2022

Imagine my dismay when I sat down to write this blog post and realized I read the wrong book for the week’s assignment. I was prepared to write about Tempered Resilience by Tod Boslinger only to discover I actually needed to read Leadersmithing by Eve Poole. After a few choice words and a very late night, I…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

By: on November 27, 2022

Bounded Rationality: A Precursor to Systems 1 and 2 Herbert Simon, an economist, and political scientist coined the phrase “bounded rationality” in 1947 in his work The Administrative Behavior. He was interested in decision-making and questioned the concept of perfect rationality that had dominated common and scientific knowledge.[1] Simon redefined human rationality and, at the…

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Perfection is easier if you are never board…

By: on November 26, 2022

Kahneman set out to “Continue to improve the ability to identify & understand errors of judgement & choice in others & eventually in ourselves by providing a richer & more precise language to discuss them.” (1) That ultimately led to him wining a Nobel peace prize in economics. The first Nobel Peace prize organization started…

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Overcoming Leadership Bankruptcy

By: on November 26, 2022

We are living in a time of “leadership bankruptcy,” therefore, there has never been a greater opportunity for leaders to step up and claim their position.[1] Bankruptcy is an unfortunate reality for many corporations and the responsibility frequently rests in the hands of leadership. Leadership can “make-or-break” an organization and I would argue that it…

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Hallmark Movies and a Yeti… What more could we want?

By: on November 25, 2022

The formula to success on a movie or book, has a repetitive cycle that seems all to familiar to all cultures. Campbell breaks down the journey through an 11 part formula. Now that Campbell has uncovered the premise to every movie… when I watch anything through his lens I feel like I watching the predictable…

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How much proximity do you need to master a threshold concept?

By: on November 24, 2022

Is threshold concepts a threshold concept for you yet? Robert Coven made a note during his Ted talk that “Questions are more important answers.” (1) This made me reflect on people that I know that are asking questions. Right now I have a gaggle of kiddos running around which leads me to my first inquisitors…

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Two eyes, Two ears, One Mouth….

By: on November 22, 2022

When I grew up my North Star in my family to me was my grandfather. I was extremely lucky in that I got to spend a lot of time with him. I always knew he was different than everyone else in my family and his demeanor was extremely alluring to me. It wasn’t until I…

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Is America Still Beautiful?

By: on November 22, 2022

Shelby Steele’s Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country is a great reminder of the many issues we face as Americans in place that claims freedom depending on our your race, religion, and political party. Segregation, has not gone away, it is something that is not brought up in conversations or discussions. Unfortunately if…

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Uncomfortable Growth

By: on November 22, 2022

We are extremely blessed in the culture we live in the U.S. We have incredible homes, furnishings, comforts that many cultures or ethnicities never face or understand. We work and provide so are children can have it a little easier than we had it. But we must ask, are we hurting our children rather than…

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But Test Everything that is Said

By: on November 22, 2022

Eve Pooles book on Leadersmithing is a great read that inspires leadership development in Romans 5:1-5. [1] As Christians we must be careful to not look to the world for answers but look to Christ. We must have a Biblically  world view and see knowledge through the lens of the bible. To test knowledge against…

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A Book That I Have Been Living

By: on November 22, 2022

What do you do when you find yourself in in a leadership position? Read a book. While it does sound counter-intuitive, this book may be the one worth reading. That is what I was thinking as I read Leadersmithing: Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership [1]. More to the point, I was thinking, “this is…

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Are Leaders Born or Made?

By: on November 21, 2022

  Can you imagine Julius Caesar reading a leadership book? What about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln or a more present day U.S. leader Barak Obama? This was an initial question that was posed that really makes you dream. Eve Pool, author of Leadersmithing has made navigating leadership roles more definitive with several years of research…

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I Hope You Fail

By: on November 18, 2022

“Every year I pray that she would experience failure.” These are actual words that came out of my wife’s mouth when we were talking about her now 11 year old niece. I wasn’t sure how to feel about it at the time and filed it as an orange flag, not quite a deal breaker but…

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Apprentice Leaders

By: on November 18, 2022

How it Differs From Other Leadership Books. Why Leadersmithing? Eve Poole believes current leaders differ from the staunch, stiff-upper-lip Churchill types of old. Leaders today need to be more self-aware, have lots of practice, take themselves less seriously, and pay more attention to others.[1]  This is not easy. To be a leader requires lots of…

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Leadership comes directly from God

By: on November 18, 2022

Eve Poole’s Leadersmithing has great insights for leaders and everyone aspiring to become a person of influence in one way or another. Leaders come in different shapes with differing abilities, is anyone born a leader, or is leadership a skill to be acquired with learning and mastery? Eve Poole and a couple of other great…

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Zero to Hero

By: on November 18, 2022

The existential problem of evil has been a wrestling match humanity has participated in since the dawn of time.  It is this very existential question Jordan B. Peterson attempts to tackle in his book Maps of Meaning : The Architecture of Belief. Relying heavily on the principles of the hero’s journey outlined in Joseph Campbells…

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