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06
Apr

Presidential Address – 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

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A unique and significant part of NSLF each year is hearing from our political leaders about how their faith and values inform their approach to leadership and impact their lives more broadly. Although in a different context, we thought our Forum Alumni might be interested to hear US President Barack Obama reflect on these topics […]

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26
Oct

Longing for Something More by Steven Garber

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Some evenings simply mean more. Like one from a few weeks ago when Meg and I had dinner on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We were there for the Kindlingsfest, a wonderful hope that has become incarnate over eight years, celebrating imagination, intellect, and faith among a […]

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25
Oct

Seven Ways to Change the World by Jim Wallis

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With accolades from people like the Hon Gordon Brown MP, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tim Costello- CEO of World Vision and Bono- Seven Ways to Change the World is clarion call for justice, and aimed at people who are hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. It offers his plan for solving […]

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14
Oct

The Leader as Visionary by Jock Cameron

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During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal, which […]

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08
May

Don’t Look Back – Philippa Tyndale

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When David was left shivering at the end of a dusty road leading to a New Zealand orphanage at the age of nine it seemed his prospects could not have been bleaker, yet somehow this scared little boy managed to not only survive but flourish. At the age of fifteen David set up a his […]

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08
May

Lasting Influence – Jock Cameron

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Lasting Influence brings fresh insights and inspiration to the challenge of becoming a good leader. Drawing ancient wisdom from arguably history’s most influential person, Lasting Influence is an essential handbook for leadership practitioners in all walks of life, and for those hoping to become so one day. After consulting closely with political, business, community and […]

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14
Apr

The Art of Power – Thich Nhat Hanh

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Written by a vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, poet, scholar, and peace activist. Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have. Whether we want it or not, power remains one of the central issues in all of our lives. Every day, each of us exercises power in many […]

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14
Apr

Leadership & Self Deception – The Arbinger Institute

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In the book, Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, the Arbinger Institute presents a case in an easy-to-read business fable about a new manager in a company and how his self-deception is a problem he must tackle to adapt to the company culture.Throughout this book, you learn that when we end the practice […]

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09
Apr

Servant Leadership – Robert K. Greenleaf

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Below is an excerpt from Robert Greenleaf’s book Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. Full text can also be found at the Link below: The Servant as Leader by Robert Greenleaf Excerpt from ‘The Servant as Leader’ by Robert Greenleaf Leaders work in wondrous ways. Some assume great institutional […]

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16
Jul

The Role of Vision in Leadership – Jock Cameron

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There is an old Jewish proverb that says, “Where there is no vision the people will perish.” (Book of Proverbs 29:18) Or another translation of the Hebrew renders it, “Where there is no revelation, the people throw off restraint.” In other words, human beings seem to need some kind of motivating idea about the futurein order to live well. This motivating […]

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