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

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Goal Mine

By: on January 11, 2023

Sometimes when reading I think about movies that I have watched. The movies may not be one hundred percent congruent to the topic but just a reminder or a flashback. When reading this book, I thought about a movie from 1985, “The Goonies”. As silly as it may seem I started thinking about how they…

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Crazy Christmas

By: on January 11, 2023

Christmas 2022 was seamless despite the worry that I would not be able to get things done. My expectations were that I could be a part of a Christmas bazaar, give a toy giveaway, and have my home ready for my personal Christmas. I successfully with the help of others, pulled it all off plus…

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Why Are Dinosaurs Extinct?

By: on December 16, 2022

In his book Tempered Resilience, Tod Bolsinger explains the leadership development process using the analogy of steel being tempered due to blacksmithing. Bolsinger uses the metaphor to describe what is needed today for leaders to grow into the type of person who can be “resilient and adaptive in order to cut through the resistance and…

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The Tempered Resilience of Judith Lee

By: on December 11, 2022

The book that had the greatest personal impact on my leadership journey this semester was Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger. The brilliance of Bolsinger’s work was that he used the metaphor of a blacksmith shaping and molding hot steel into a new tool and related it to the journey of a leader being formed by…

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Tempered Heartbreak

By: on December 7, 2022

I was excited to read Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger. Kristy Newport recommended this book to me earlier in the semester as a positive resource for my NPO and she was correct. This was the perfect resource for my portfolio project and also the ideal read for my psyche this past week. Life has been…

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Are Racial Equality Programs Racist?

By: on December 2, 2022

My Personal Take on Racism   It is no secret that America has a long and complicated history with race. For centuries, America was home to slavery and racism, two issues that continue to plague the country to this day. This history has created a divide between the races in America, and segregation can be…

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The Shame

By: on November 29, 2022

Quick Summary of Shelby Smith’s Shame The civil rights movement of the 1960s was inspired by “classic” Jeffersonian liberalism, which sought freedom for the individual above all else.[1] However, since that time, whites, fearful of being labeled racist, have created a plethora of social programs and identity politics, all of which have crippled the individual…

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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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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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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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An Incredulous Compendium

By: on November 12, 2022

How to Read Numbers by Tom and David Shivers uncovered many statistical perspectives, and anomalies depending on the point of view. The book was insightful, and detailed, and provided a beneficial recap of many math courses from my past. I enjoyed unraveling statistical positioning however I noticed a variant in my personal synopsis almost immediately.…

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Healthy Dose of Skepticism

By: on November 11, 2022

How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) was written as a clarion call for journalists and other professionals who regularly use numbers to report and inform the public to be more intentional in their statistical math accuracy. Tom Chivers, a science writer for UnHerd, a…

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Leadership Endorphins

By: on November 5, 2022

Leading Out of Who You Are by Simon P. Walker is a must-read for leaders. As a clergyman himself, Walker’s advice is noticeably grounded in his faith, however, his insights are powerful and valuable for anyone in a leadership role. Dr. Walker brilliantly identifies characteristics of leadership from a variety of perspectives and personality types…

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Content of Their Character

By: on November 4, 2022

In his book Leading Out of Who You Are, Simon Walker addresses the undefended leader’s character. The leader’s character sets one apart for genuine and authentic leadership. He describes the undefended leader as one whose character is morally upright due to being birthed by severe trials. Although he doesn’t specifically mention crucibles of fire, his…

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Cadence of the Modern Thought Process

By: on October 27, 2022

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman was a thought-provoking “read” for me. I chose to listen to the audiobook while building a very long fence over a handful of days. I enjoy this type of project and the weather was beautiful – which is odd for late October in Michigan. Everything was seemingly set…

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S on my Chest

By: on October 26, 2022

Campbell introduced us to ” The Hero’s Journey”. He explained that there is a start or “call to adventure” that starts mans journey. Campbell goes on to explain that there are several other steps that follows this start. In the midst of the journey challenges and temptations come. He explains that proceeding these challenges there…

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Near Panic

By: on October 26, 2022

The morning I left on my trip to Africa, I was in a state of near panic. I had an hour and half from my drop off at the airport curbside until I needed to get to the gate where my plane would be waiting to take me to Newark, New Jersey.  I did not…

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Childhood Heroes

By: on October 22, 2022

I graduated high school as an agnostic, believing God’s existence could not be proved or disproved. During my last year of high school and throughout my years in undergraduate school, I buried myself in mythology. As an English Literature major in undergraduate school, I enjoyed reading the Odyssey, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Dante’s Inferno as…

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