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Author: Jim

14 Nov

The Leadership Course Experiment

A few months ago, a team of us designed a 9-week leadership course with an in-class component and a guest-speaker component. During the in-class time we focused on Andy Stanley’s book, Next Generation Leader, and followed with our Speakers’ Forum that featured a 45 minute...

13 Oct

Sharpen the Saw

This phrase is from Stephen Covey’s classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and is actually quoting Abraham Lincoln. The book is a must-read for everyone--if you don’t have the book, you need to go and get it! Covey’s 7th habit is Sharpen the Saw,...

07 Oct

Welcome The Plateau

As much as the indicators of organizational plateauing, left unattended, are harbingers of bad things to come, even the best of leaders meets them from time-to-time. When you’re actually waiting for the warning light on the dashboard to start flashing, its appearance will most certainly...

30 Sep

The Dreaded Plateau

Many leaders recognize that growing and developing, as well as plateauing and declining, are part of the natural growth cycles that occur with any living thing—both organic and organizational. These growth cycles may refer to intimacy within a couple’s marriage experience, sales numbers in a product’s...