February 5, 2015
0 Comments

Navigating “In Between”

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 mid-life career change … and then the phone call, “Sorry, we went with the other candidate”.
Continue Reading

April 15, 2014
2 Comments

Your Mission in One Sentence

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.
Continue Reading

November 5, 2013
0 Comments

Midlife? Male? Something new for you …

Eric Lowther is a CREST Board member and graduate of the CREST program. He has a heart for men busy in leadership, and needing a way to re-think life and leadership. Here is a new delivery method offered by CREST:
Continue Reading

October 16, 2013
0 Comments

Five Reasons to Share Your Power With a Team

Most leaders have deeply embedded assumptions and values which must be challenged and replaced with more effective beliefs and practices.
Continue Reading

October 7, 2013
0 Comments

The (Saint) Peter Principle

Even the best leaders have less than brilliant moments. This is why we need the (Saint) Peter Principle.
Continue Reading

September 23, 2013
0 Comments

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy #3

When you lead in an organization, you cannot -- you must not -- do everything. The task and vision of the organization will be more than you can do alone. This next step is crucial to your leadership.
Continue Reading

September 9, 2013
0 Comments

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy #2

Feeling overwhelmed by endless responsibility? Here are some practical things you can do about it!
Continue Reading

August 19, 2013
0 Comments

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy

Life is full already, so adding in leadership - especially volunteer leadership - is difficult. The most common response to busyness is to increase your activity – just put your head down and plough through it. Don’t do that!
Continue Reading

July 8, 2013
0 Comments

Dirty Oil – or Dirty Leadership?

In October 2010, 551 ducks died in the tailing ponds of Syncrude oilsands in northern Alberta. “Pictures of dead and dying birds flashed around the world and Syncrude was cast by its critics as an environmental pariah,” reported the National Post. How did a company respectful of its workers and the environment forever tarnish the reputation of Alberta oil sands? Recently my wife and I enjoyed a fascinating conversation with a retired Syncrude team leader, a guest of our our bed-and-breakfast. Here’s the rest of the story…
Continue Reading

June 24, 2013
0 Comments

Knowing When NOT to Lead

That’s right – good leaders know when NOT to lead. Most of the time leaders are responsible to stand up, speak up, and show the way. However, there are also times to step back. I remember twice in my tenure as pastor when it was better to let someone else lead ...
Continue Reading

  • Why Midlife Matters

    (3 Minute Video)

    Click here to watch a quick video about midlife.

  • New Cohorts


    Join us in a new cohort to explore your life and leadership.

    Alberta

    Masters Degree

  • Tour to Israel

    Join Dr. Dan Reinhardt on a tour to Israel, an in-depth two-week exposure to the biblical Land of Israel, through Jerusalem University College. The dates are June 19-July 2, 2017. Click HERE to find out more.
  • Subscribe to our Blog!

    Enter your email address to receive occasional short emails from CREST.
    Twitter Follow us on Twitter

    Facebook Like us on Facebook