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Small Steps

Small Steps When you think of important people from the twentieth century, you’re unlikely to consider Norman Borlaug. In fact, most people probably don’t even know who he is. However, his dedication to small, quiet actions kept millions of people in Mexico, India, Pakistan, and multiple other countries from starving. Borlaug was born in 1914 […]

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Calling: Hiring the Right Person for the Job

Calling: Hiring the Right Person for the Job Maybe you’ve been in this or a similar situation: a collection of resumes accumulates on your desk as you begin to sift through the applicants to fill that open role. They all look comparable on paper, but often the hiring manager is looking for that extra spark.   […]

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Calling: What do I do with my life?

Calling: What do I do with my life? ‘What do I do with my life?’ It’s a question we all must wrestle with at some point. This foundational inquiry can appear in any season of life but feels particularly urgent when we cross that threshold into adulthood. A version of the Japanese concept of ikigai […]

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Gamifying Life

Gamifying Life I’ve often found that to see results, you have to make the process fun! Looking for unique approaches to make things happen oftentimes requires the ability to find simple, easy, and exciting ways to remove barriers of entry. Gamification can be included in many aspects of life, an example being the Piggybank Game. […]

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Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad! Today my dad celebrates his 85th birthday…and 78 years in public ministry! When most people his age are well into the rhythms of retirement, my dad continues to pursue his passion to move forward the mission of God’s Word. Every Child. He remains an active part of the ministry through visionary direction, […]

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5 Critical Objectives for Flat Leadership

5 Critical Objectives for Flat Leadership 1. Vision The communication of vision is the primary responsibility of the Chief Executive. The flat leader lives in the future and can transparently and consistently articulate the vision of success so that every team member and stakeholder has clarity about the organization’s Mission, Values, and DNA.  2. Strategy […]

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The Future is Flat

The Future is Flat In a knowledge economy, flat leadership allows success to rise. Flat leadership is all about providing equal opportunity for employees to grow and advance. But equal opportunity doesn’t dissolve structure, hierarchy, or translate to equal rewards. “Like every other institution that coordinates human efforts to a social end, the corporation must […]

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Easter in a Time of Digital Innovation

Easter in a Time of Digital Innovation I think we will always remember Easter 2020. Across the world, the body of Christ was quarantining at home and watching church online. Churches made quick pivots to make their virtual Easter services engaging and effective. While I am grateful for the digital innovation that was catalyzed during […]

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Acceleration in Spite of Disruption

Acceleration in Spite of Disruption Our world is becoming increasingly user-centric. Think of how you ordered a pizza 20 years ago. You probably called on a landline and waited in anticipation for your doorbell to ring. Now, you can digitally build your pizza on a mobile app and get updates on its progress. This modern […]

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Prayer: a Navigational Tool

Prayer: a Navigational Tool In the year 1854 a sailing vessel was becalmed in the vicinity of New Guinea. Seeing the distressed look on the captain’s face as he peered intently into the sea, a young Englishman inquired as to the cause of his anxiety. This was the reply: “A four-knot current is carrying us […]

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Prayer: the Faith Builder

Prayer: the Faith Builder As we’ve walked through 2020, this verse has been especially encouraging:  “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  Romans 12:12  I’m thankful that biblical hope is more than mere optimism or a glass half full mentality. The Lord will never leave or forsake us, and in that, we […]

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Corporate Prayer: Worth the Investment

Corporate Prayer: Worth the Investment For a few hours every year, the daily work of OneHope’s ministry comes to an abrupt halt. An intentional pause and recalibration. The OneHope team participates in corporate times of prayer. Although these gatherings cost thousands of dollars in manpower, they are undoubtedly worth the return on investment.  We meet […]

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