The Crest Blog
We all yearn for music in our soul. Well, there is a “practising” element that we will need to engage for that music to fully emerge. Here’s one practise that can really help.read more
The blueprint for an effective life.read more
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”.read more
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.
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:read more
Most leaders have deeply embedded assumptions and values which must be challenged and replaced with more effective beliefs and practices.read more
Even the best leaders have less than brilliant moments. This is why we need the (Saint) Peter Principle.read more
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.read more
Feeling overwhelmed by endless responsibility? Here are some practical things you can do about it!read more
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!read more
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…read more
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 …read more