Category Archives: leadership

The Value of Community

I had the opportunity to eat lunch with a great group of people today at Millwood, Inc. Every Tuesday and Thursday they have lunch prepared in their cafeteria. Today they had delicious cheeseburgers on what seemed like pretzel buns… delicious. … Continue reading

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Hype Hype Hype!

Every year, I get to work with teenagers at a summer camp. When I was a teenager myself, I was a volunteer team member that helped plan and execute the services each night. We stole this idea from a youth … Continue reading

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Is Silence the Enemy of Integrity? part 3

We’ve already established that as a leader, integrity may be your most valuable resource. Without it, you have no foundation with the other leaders in your organization, no influence with your followers and not a lot of sustainably opportunity with … Continue reading

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Is Silence the Enemy of Integrity? part 2

Just because silence can sometimes lead to a hiccup in vision doesn’t mean that a leader has to go around just spouting off random information. There’s a difference between speaking and communicating. Sometimes it’s good to be quiet and realize … Continue reading

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Is Silence the Enemy of Integrity? part 1

As a Religious Studies Minor in college I was a part of several class room debates. I learned that people can get very aggressive and crazy, even belligerent. Also, I learned that if you are quiet and wait patiently for … Continue reading

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Integrity – A Leader’s Most Valuable Resource?

Over the past week, I’ve been faced with evidence of a principle I’ve always known: As a leader, integrity is your most valuable resource. You can’t be an effective leader without showing great character and integrity. You might be able … Continue reading

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Tutoring, Fruit Snacks, and Flash Cards

I was reminded tonight of why I love my job so much. If you just follow this blog and you don’t know a lot about me, I am the director of a non-profit ministry called Refuge Ministries that focuses on … Continue reading

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