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

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Please Tell Me We Are Returning From the Veil of the Unknown

By: on November 11, 2021

Throughout oral and written storytelling, the most widely favored tales follow the hero’s journey, whether the story is about Gilgamesh, Skywalker, Alice Kingsleigh, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Elizabeth Bennet, Dorothy, or Bilbo Baggins. In Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” the comparative mythologist defines a hero as someone who has given themselves over…

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles

By: on November 10, 2021

Myth: noun a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. any invented story, idea, or concept. an imaginary or fictitious…

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For Such Times As These, Heroes Are Needed!

By: on November 10, 2021

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, written by author Joseph Campbell, is deeply intertwined with elements of psychology and mythology and serves as a comparative analysis of the hero narrative. Breaking the narrative into three stages – departure, initiation, and return – Campbell differentiates these stages into 17 steps. As stated by the author, the…

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Leadership Development can be a predictable Process of apprenticeship.

By: on November 7, 2021

Eve Poole is a leadership associate in Ashbridge Business School, an author and theologian. She gives a fresh approach to leadership development in her book, Leadersmithing.[1] Leadership development is supposed to be a more precise ‘science’ of preparing leaders to be precisely job-ready and more effectively resourced for the challenges they face, which should result…

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Leadership is about positive change to both the followers and the leader.

By: on November 6, 2021

Simon Walker is a Christian author and teaches Leadership at Oxford University and trains social leaders in corporate, educational and Not for profit organizations in the UK. He draws his thoughts of  leadership from the life and death of Jesus, leadership which places exercise of vulnerability and self-emptying at its summit rather than strength and…

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The Leadersmithing Forge

By: on November 4, 2021

I enjoy reading well-researched historical fiction. To see a particular period of time and cultural context through the experiences of a cast of characters helps me to get a feel for life in that era—the common human challenges and joys and the elements that forge a person’s or community’s character. It gives me a different…

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The Leadership Apprentice

By: on November 4, 2021

Leadersmithing: Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership is an excellent practical resource on leadership. Right from the beginning, Eve Poole distinguishes this book from several others on the subject by identifying eight important stakeholders in the leadership ecosystem. These include leaders in training; learning and development practitioners; executive coaches; weary leaders; talents; leaders in transition;…

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Mastery Based Skill Acquisition for Leaders: “Leadersmithing”

By: on November 4, 2021

“Leadersmithing” by Eve Poole is a skill-based book to tackle to ever increasing challenge of raising up and equipping new leaders.  Her approach is practical, and flexible to meet the individual needs of the diversity among the leadership community.  The book itself is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and the Appendixes that outline how…

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Templating Works Best With Lemons…Salt Optional

By: on November 4, 2021

Lemons, huh, yeah. What are they good for? Absolutely nothin! Say it again y’all.  The last 24 hours of my life has been one big life box of lemons. However, as the narrator in Jane, The Virgin in the television show says, “but we’re not there yet.” The small blessing is that I read Leadersmithing:…

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Leadersmithing Takes Time

By: on November 4, 2021

In Eve Poole’s book, “Leadersmithing: Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership,” she proclaims her book is “for anyone who wants to improve their own ability to lead or to help others.” The book is divided into two parts. Part one is about leadership theory and part two is the application of those principles by putting…

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A breathtaking journey~

By: on November 4, 2021

Eve Poole, the author of leader-smithing, gained various leadership experiences in her life as she taught leadership and ethics as a professor at Hult international business school, worked for Deloitte as a consultant, and served as a board member for many organizations. This book on leadership was written in two parts: Part 1 discussed leadership…

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Not for the Faint of Heart

By: on November 3, 2021

Leadership is not for the faint of heart. Introducing Leadersmithing, Dr. Liz Mellon states, “Leaders bear great responsibility. They are responsible for creating wealth that sustains prosperity and thus life. They wield huge power and can make the lives of their followers a joy or a misery. We always need more and better leaders.”[1] Despite…

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Practice Makes (Im)Perfect Progress

By: on November 3, 2021

Eve Poole’s Leadersmithing provides a practical guide for leaders to grow regardless of the season they are in when they first open the book. Through 17 critical incidents, she identifies the key components that every leader needs to be versed and practiced in. Poole continues that these critical incidents are the foundational competencies for leaders…

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Smithing My Shortcomings as a Leader

By: on November 3, 2021

For Eve Poole, ‘leadership’ is a somewhat problematic term, as it is often associated with titles or status. [1] Opting for the term ‘leardersmithing,’ the author lays out the critical ways that a person can craft and practice leadership through four areas of meta-learning: leadership muscle memory, self-regulation, reflective judgment and learning to learn. [2]…

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This Is Your Brain on Leadership

By: on November 3, 2021

In the fable, “Prince and the Sheep,” a young royal took leadership after his father’s death. Drought, disease, and enemies decimated the land. The young prince escaped the danger and met his childhood friend, the king of a neighboring kingdom. His friend gave the prince one hundred sheep that he promptly lost to wolves. His…

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Read sensational News with skepticism but analyze for the objective truth.

By: on October 31, 2021

Tom Chivers is a freelance science writer, author and arts producer who has won several awards for his books and journalism including, the Royal Statistical Society ‘Statistical Excellence in Journalism’ award in 2018. David Chivers is an assistant professor of Economics at Durham university and formerly a lecturer at University of Oxford. The common stereo…

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Economic behavior is your choice, good or bad, only the successful admit.

By: on October 31, 2021

Daniel Kahneman who is an Israeli Psychologist and a professor of psychology and public affairs emeritus at Princeton University, won the Nobel memorial prize in economic sciences for applying psychological insights to economic theory. In his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman uses principles of behavioral economics to show how intuition and slow thinking shape…

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Has the Rights Movement been Hijacked?

By: on October 31, 2021

Shelby Steele is a liberalist turned conservative libertarian author, columnist, documentary film maker and a Robert J. and Marion E Oster senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is very well known for his specialization in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. In this sociology book, ‘Shame’, Shelby reveals how well…

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681,510…Is this a big number?

By: on October 29, 2021

The Chivers brothers, author of How to Read Numbers, examines our world surrounded by numbers, stats, graphs, and data. They were concerned “about how numbers were used in the media, and about how they can go wrong- and give misleading impressions.”[1] One popular career field growing in silicon valley is the area of big data…

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22 Ways to Misunderstand a Number

By: on October 28, 2021

In “How to Read Numbers,” by Tom Chivers and David Chivers, the reader is presented with twenty-two common mistakes both professionals and lay persons make when using and/or reading statistics of one kind or another. The authors’ stated goal is similar to that of Kahneman—to improve the reader’s quality of thinking and decision making. Chivers…

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