Shadows and Light 03: Battlefield

Welcome to our mini-series Shadows and Light in Leadership. Last time we talked about viewing life through metaphors.  Metaphors are a powerful way that we interpret and explain life. They bypass our mind and connect right to our heart. We feel it in our gut even...

Shadows and Light 02: Metaphors For Life

“A leader is someone with the power to project either shadow or light on some part of the world and on to the lives of the people who dwell there.” ~Parker Palmer~ Last time we saw how shadows and light are linked to identity. Identity is often revealed in...

Blueprint to Effective Living

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt The other morning while reading Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, the thought came to me that Jesus was, among other things, describing how people mature in his kingdom. Take a quick read through His amazing description of life in his...

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,...

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...