Navigating “In Between”

By Jim Neudorf A job posting had come up and I was pursuing it.  The process was going like it was supposed to:  a strong resume, my networking was connecting, the telephone interview went well and led to the in-person interview.  Everything was fitting together for a...

Your Mission in One Sentence

By Jim Neudorf How much do you know about your mission field? I was caught by surprise with the question.  Immediately my mind went to missionaries overseas in dangerous dark jungles, and that I was not a missionary.  My response however did not fit the context of the...

Midlife? Male? Something new for you …

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt For 10 years CREST has been hosting midlife leadership development groups across Canada. These typically consist of around 15 students, a mix of ministry and marketplace people, men and women — all serious about making their life count,...

Five Reasons to Share Your Power With a Team

By Verdeen Bueckert What makes a great leader? Most cultures and organizations assume it’s strength, autonomy, brilliance, vision and power. But these values produce – at best – isolated, exhausted leaders. All too often, the results are more toxic:...

The (Saint) Peter Principle

By Verdeen Bueckert You’ve planned, prioritized and developed a team. Now it gets interesting: expect mistakes and missteps when you involve others. The Peter Principle states, “Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence.” This phrase was coined in a 1969...

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy #3

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt In earlier blogs we described the first two steps to take when you are already busy: Blog 1 – Plan well Blog 2 – Prioritize ruthlessly But planning and prioritizing won’t be enough. When you lead in an organization, you cannot — you must not...