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

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Bad Choices Make Good Stories … or Do They?

By: on April 17, 2024

INTRODUCTION Chris and I were at Target looking for something, I can’t remember what, and I spotted a t-shirt that had the words, “Bad Choices Make Good Stories.” Knowing that Chris would understand the double entendre, I grabbed it and held it up for him to see. He smiled. “Would you wear it?” I asked.…

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Waking up to a New World

By: on April 17, 2024

It was a Wednesday night. I preached at our young adults’ service at church. I felt encouraged by the response, but I was tired and eager to get home. I was feeling under the weather. But I wanted to push through and deliver the sermon I had worked hard on. Driving home at 9:15 PM…

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Inviting God to Safeguard Me from My Defaults

By: on April 17, 2024

Shane Parrish begins his book Clear Thinking by revealing a common misconception we often hold. We mistakenly believe that the future will work out if we get the big decisions right. Guilty as charged! However, Parrish argues it’s the ordinary moments that determine our future. [1] In Clear Thinking, Parrish draws lessons from the wisdom…

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Build The Life You Long For

By: on April 17, 2024

A few years ago, Wendy and I put on our backpacks and walked the Camino de Santiago. The Camino Frances is an 800-kilometre journey beginning in St. Jean Pied de Port, France and ending at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. How do you walk 800 kilometres? One step at a time. One day…

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I Never Said My Life Was Pretty.

By: on April 17, 2024

The one thing I do know about myself is that I will take responsibility for my actions. The other thing that I know about myself is that I have lived in a fantasy land where everything is going to be okay, and I made decisions based on positive thinking rather than reality. So, this is…

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Who is Responsible for a Leader’s Wholeness?

By: on April 17, 2024

In Daring to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations and Whole Hearts, researcher and storyteller, Brene Brown, inspires her audience and readers to lead bravely through her accessible insights.  As I write my last post for the semester, I am reflecting on how profoundly grateful I feel for who we are as a doctoral student cohort extraordinaire.  Thinking back…

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Let me Think about this

By: on April 16, 2024

Shane Parrish has a lot of information packed into his book Clear Thinking. His premise is that individuals  have the ability to shape their future by taking control of their actions one small step at a time.[1]  As a businessperson and entrepreneur, he draws on his many and varied experiences. Throughout the book he relies…

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Keep Moving Up

By: on April 16, 2024

My last blog post. We are getting close my friends. What an incredible journey this has been. As I look back over the past three years, I am so very grateful. I know I am biased, but I think we have the best cohort ever. I have learned so much from each of you and…

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Courage Dear Heart

By: on April 16, 2024

“What, if anything, about the way people are leading today needs to change in order for leaders to be successful in a complex, rapidly changing environment where we’re faced with seemingly intractable challenges and an insatiable demand for innovation?”[1] This was the question Brene Brown and her researchers started with when conducting interviews with senior…

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Midnight Thinking

By: on April 16, 2024

Clear Thinking was a great book to end the semester on. It was a quick, easy read and applicable to many different situations. Shane Parrish builds on his experience within the Canadian Intelligence Agency and shares how to think through problems clearly, allowing oneself to make good, consistent decisions. He encourages good decision making by…

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Applying Good Judgment to Everyday Decisions

By: on April 16, 2024

Every day there are decisions that require the application of wisdom, or good judgment. Do I say yes or no to this speaking engagement? What 2 or 3 things are most important for me to accomplish today? What personal rules guide me away from impulses? Ultimately, there are so many decisions that we have to…

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BOLD, ARROGANT, AUDACIOUS, COMPELLING

By: on April 16, 2024

Before recalling five moments in this book that make it the best read of the semester, let’s deal with the author’s introduction. I am writing this blog on a long-haul flight and notice that the airline does not boast about its quality, service and experience, it lets the current flight and personnel try to convince…

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Experience over Theory

By: on April 15, 2024

Annabel Beerel is a consultant who specializes in leadership and ethics. She has written many books on various subjects and on leadership. Rethinking Leadership is a comprehensive book about leadership’s interdisciplinary and multifaceted requirements and how to attain those capacities to develop effective leaders.[1] As great as this book was, it did not capture my…

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Joy and courage are like peanut butter and jelly

By: on April 15, 2024

What an awesome, amazing, exhausting semester! Thank you, my dear cohort friends, for the courage to wrestle with the texts and with one another, and for the  vulnerability of “showing up” even when not everyone agreed. Thank you for your encouragement, prayers, and support. I’m blessed to have been put in THIS cohort. Our time…

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Courageous Leadership

By: on April 15, 2024

Six years ago, the staff at the school where I taught music was asked to read Brene Brown’s book, “Dare to Lead.” As a staff, we went through each chapter and shared all that we gleaned from the book. It was a rich time of discussion and insight. Our principal was so enamored by the…

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Courageous Emotional Intelligence

By: on April 15, 2024

In Dare to Lead[1] Brené Brown covers a wide range of challenges that leaders face to diagnose why they are hard and to give some quick strategies for mitigation. Some of my favorite areas were around combating shame with empathy and living into our values. Brown has made a very successful career by unpacking psychological…

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Top Seven Takeaways from Dare to Lead

By: on April 15, 2024

Brene Brown wrote Dare to Lead so that her readers would have a well-researched practical framework for “what it takes to be a daring leader” in their places of work.[1] I first heard the name “Brene Brown” maybe a decade or so ago. The term that comes to mind when I think about Dr. Brown’s…

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Knowing Your Vision

By: on April 15, 2024

I have been married for nearly twenty-six years and have four beautiful children.  Just over thirteen years ago, I sat down and wrote out a vision. I started it As a follower of Christ  Jesus, I want to have my family impact the world in a way that brings glory and honor to Christ, I…

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