Dirty Oil – or Dirty Leadership?

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt 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...

Knowing When NOT to Lead

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt 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...

Eight Things to Love About Change

By Verdeen Bueckert Dan wrote of an intense experience with leading change in the last blog – here’s another perspective! Three years ago, I was handed a frightening assignment. An extensive change initiative in my unit at Foothills hospital had stalled, and it...

How to Change Things Without Getting Shot

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt I had not planned on being a “Change Agent.” Oh, I was good with vision that tweaked and refined. It was fun being in a growing church, adding programs and staff, building a new campus. We were the flagship church for our denomination, and our...

Why Change is Slower Than You’d Like

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt I was frustrated as I vented to a good friend, “What’s the matter with this church?  This is a great vision, biblically-based, and exactly what we need.  I’ve done the research.  I’ve laid it out in careful detail.  Why...

Do I Really Belong Here?

By Dallas Bidell Why is it that the harder I try to fit in the less I feel like I really belong? We are all fundamentally wired to feel a need to belong somewhere and with someone.  Even extreme introverts who love solitude, like I do, have a profound need to know...