Feb 27, 2013

Seeing God in the Stars

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer, author, and speaker. She has been seeing God in the stars ever since she was a child. As an undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology , she co-discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff . As senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at...Read more +
Feb 24, 2013

Eisenhower on Leadership

In World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the Allied Forces. He oversaw D-Day. Later, he was president of the United States. Eisenhower knew something about being a leader. And he could be blunt in his definitions. He said: "You do not lead by hitting people over the head—that's...Read more +
Feb 20, 2013

"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 +
Jan 31, 2013

The Role of Character in Leadership

The best leaders aren’t always the smartest or most innovative ones, says Jim Gentry, business manager at McKinney Memorial Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas. The best leaders are those with integrity and those, like our own Howard Butt Jr., who are transparent about their weaknesses. Gentry has heard Mr...Read more +
Jan 9, 2013

Choosing an Executive Coach

At some point in every leader's vocational journey, he or she slams into the limits of their strengths and/or the destructive power of their weaknesses. It's at these times that an executive coach can offer guidance for getting back on course. The High Calling asked two seasoned executives when a...Read more +
Dec 26, 2012

Best of 2012 Leadership

At The High Calling, 38% of our working readers are in positions of leadership in their organization. They are managers and CEOs, presidents and directors. If you are not in that group, don’t worry! We think of you as an aspiring leader. Most leaders spend the majority of their careers...Read more +
Dec 23, 2012

Walt Disney on Celebrity

Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, Disneyland, and founded the Disney Empire. Once someone asked him, "How does it feel to be a celebrity?" "Feels fine," Disney said, but he didn't stop there. "Feels fine when it helps get a good seat for a football game. But celebrity status never helped...Read more +
Dec 12, 2012

Emotional Intelligence for Everyday Leadership

Two Theories; One Goal Some leaders seem to instinctively understand people: what motivates them, what frustrates them, what inspires them. Other leaders don’t. They are blind to the emotional landscape around them. These leaders lack what is commonly known as “emotional intelligence.” EI can be defined as “the ability to...Read more +
Nov 21, 2012

Recapturing Innocence With Ang Lee

Recapturing Innocence The sound of a baby’s laughter. A six year old’s wide-eyed wonder on Christmas morning. The moment you first believed. Who doesn’t want to relive innocence like that? For Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee , recapturing innocence in life, in filmmaking, in the cinematic experience is at the...Read more +
Nov 14, 2012

A New Kind of Heroine

The protaganist of Disney/Pixar’s newest feature film " Brave " is an unlikely heroine. The Scottish princess confronts and overcomes what she views as a constricted future for her life, but she also learns that her own unfettered dreams can be both limiting and dangerous. The film's producer Katherine Sarafian...Read more +