Feb 16, 2006

Giving Servant Leadership the Works: An Interview with Ken Melrose

An Interview with Ken Melrose, Toro Company's former CEO: Does faith go to work with you? And if it does, what does it look like? Toro Company’s former CEO, Ken Melrose , answers with a book on servant leadership. Ken’s faith at work showed up in his spirit of service...Read more +
Jul 6, 2014

I Want What They Have

Ben had a job, but two other people on his work team got the perks. And that bugged Ben. So he made up his mind to complain. “Boss,” he said, “Jacob and Sharon get upgrades on flights, upgrades on hotels, upgrades on cars. What gives?” Fortunately for Ben, his manager...Read more +
Jun 19, 2014

"What Does It Take to Be a Manager?" - Boyd Clarke

"What Does it Take to be a Manager?" - Boyd Clarke
The essence of business is understanding how to balance; you have a responsibility to your customers, to your employees, and to your investors, and there's often a tension between those. It's managing that tension that is the core of management.Read more +
Jun 19, 2014

Leadership Influence: My Vision Problem

I’ve been wrestling lately with this whole idea of vision. Or perhaps more accurately, with the lack thereof. And it’s odd because several years ago, I delivered a speech in Toastmasters on this very subject. I began by quoting the familiar proverb, “Without vision the people perish.” Advice from the...Read more +
Jun 17, 2014

Leadership Influence: One Thing I Learned about Leadership

My senior year of college I was named as editor of the student newspaper. I couldn’t believe it. I would oversee about 70 to 80 other students and the five-day production of the newspaper. I didn’t sleep much that year. I dreamed of horrible things happening: that we’d print a...Read more +
Jun 17, 2014

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Jun 20, 2014

Leadership Influence: Leadership That Matters

When my kids were little, I sometimes used what they called my “Loud Voice.” It often came out when we needed to hurry. One morning, I was hurrying us out the door so I could get to work. Because i was tired and frustrated, my Loud Voice entered into the...Read more +
Jun 18, 2014

Leadership Influence: The Leadership Influence of Mothers

I’m sitting in a quiet corner of the living room with an open book on my lap, not reading. The book is a decoy, the pages still turned to the place where I haphazardly opened them. What I’m actually doing is eavesdropping. There are a dozen teens out on the...Read more +
Jun 16, 2014

Leadership Influence: A Generation of Esthers

When I approached Esther, the new twenty-something, beautifully blonde staffer for our Navigator campus ministry, I didn’t know exactly what it meant to be “discipled.” But I knew the longing to be known. The longing to grow. To be okay. The longing for someone to guide the way. We started...Read more +
Jun 15, 2014

Leadership Influence: Beyond the Stereotype

The word leader comes from an ancient Indo-European word, leit , which means “to go forth and die.” It was the title of the guy assigned the job of carrying the flag in front of the army. With the leit’s sacrifice of his life, the rest of the army knew...Read more +

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