May 17, 2016

Everybody is Asking These Questions

Here are questions everyone is asking. You may not phrase them exactly like this; you may not even have put them into words. These are the deep questions of the heart, the wonderings so profound that you feel them in your gut.
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February 5, 2015

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”.
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May 27, 2013

Eight Things to Love About Change

One of the most requested subjects we get at the Masters level in CREST is how to bring change in organizations. Positive change is at the core of all visionary leadership, and yet it is one of the most difficult things to carry out. This blog is the story of one of our CREST Master in Christian Leadership grads and her reflection over tackling a tough change assignment.
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January 21, 2013

Navigating Dangerous Curves

The North Yungas Road in Bolivia used to be known as the Highway of Death. Hundreds of people went over the edge every year. Mid-life can also be dangerous.
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June 5, 2012

Who Moved My Sweet Spot?

Ah, the sweet spot. If you’re in it, you know it. You work with passion, build, innovate, move the organization forward and inspire others to join you. You love doing this! Sweet spots are the midlife reward for years of hanging in there to develop character and competence.
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March 29, 2012

Why it’s good to feel a bit disoriented at midlife

At CREST we’ve been working with midlife leaders for ten years. Studying midlife … teaching … dialoguing … coaching … experiencing the journey ourselves. Paying fierce attention to midlife matters has helped us develop clarity around this issue. Here’s one thing we have noticed: everyone that signs up for CREST expresses one or more of these feelings: (Note: these comments come directly from students, actual quotes) ...
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March 23, 2012

Strange things happen at midlife

A strange thing happened to me after years of good work. I began to feel … well … unsettled. And yet I had been doing the same thing for almost two decades. You’d think I would be settled by now. Everything was going well; it’s not that I was having ‘escapist’ feelings. I remember one friend saying, ‘Well Dan, you are in a good spot. Congratulations.’ Yes, things were good. I did notice, though, that I was feeling ...
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