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...

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy #2

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Feeling overwhelmed by endless responsibility? Here are some practical things you can do about it! Step 1: Plan well The last blog tackled the first step: get control of your own life. We showed you a rhythm of planning that really works. But what...

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt This is a very common challenge for anyone in leadership. 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...