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Catalysts

Catalysts Never underestimate how seemingly small incidents, circumstances, or experiences can end up changing your world. All of history is built from small catalysts. A young Peter the Great found a small British skiff in his family’s palace storage that had been given as a gift long ago. He restored it and learned to sail […]

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You Can’t Outgive Your Mentor

You Can’t Outgive Your Mentor Great mentoring relationships require abundant generosity…from both sides. We’re not meant to keep score, but instead, live a life of radical generosity. When you are both adding value and building up the other person, you’ll avoid parasitic mentorships.  To do this, reverse mentorship is necessary. Even if the person is […]

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Mentorship vs. Accountability

Mentorship vs. Accountability Mentorship is not for accountability. You should have other people and structures in your life for accountability. In fact, you should actually consult those you are accountable to before adding a new mentor or mentee. In my case, I’m held accountable by several parties. There’s my presidential care team, my wife, and […]

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Building Up the Next Generation of Leaders

Building Up the Next Generation of Leaders The next generation is growing up in a very unique time in history–technology, globalization, and connectivity contributing to their dynamic formation. The global Church spans every generation, and as believers, we all contribute toward fulfilling the Great Commission. I’m particularly expectant that young believers will make their mark […]

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Pursue, Pursue, Pursue Your Mentor

Pursue, Pursue, Pursue Your Mentor It’s your job to pursue your mentor, not the other way around. Take the initiative to start the conversation. Be willing to try again if you don’t succeed the first time. Show how you can add value to that person. When a mentor does say yes, you may need to […]

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Symbiotic Mentoring

Symbiotic Mentoring All mentorship should be a two-way street. You should both be benefiting. Mentoring is a symbiotic relationship, not a parasitic one.  Watch out for the signs of a parasitic mentorship.  They use your influence or standing for their own gain, but never offer any value to you.  They aren’t flexible or understanding when […]

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5 ways to get involved with Change Your World

5 ways to get involved with Change Your World   Change Your World hasn’t even officially been released yet, but I’ve already been overwhelmed by the amount of support that John and I have received on this exciting initiative.  Many of you have asked how you can help us launch the book and share the […]

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Mentoring 101

Mentoring 101 Mentorship is vital whether you are a young professional just starting out, or a seasoned veteran in your field. Maintain a variety of mentoring relationships to boost your professional competencies.  Look specifically for these three types… A person who is older/wiser: someone who has more expertise than you because of their past experiences  […]

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The Potential of a Seed

The Potential of a Seed By Kim Hoskins One of the most enjoyable experiences of Rob’s and my life has been to go back together to visit the places where we both grew up. For Rob it’s the Middle East and France; and for me it’s Central and South America. It is fascinating to relive […]

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Dream Again

Dream Again When the clock struck midnight New Year’s Eve, it felt like society let out a collective sigh of relief. We left 2020 behind. While that doesn’t mean there will be an absence of roadblocks in the days ahead, it gives us a fresh start — space to dream again.  2020 was nothing like […]

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Accelerate

Accelerate Sometimes progress looks like inching along, when it’s an uphill climb to go anywhere. In other seasons, we’re trekking up the mountain full speed. OneHope is in a season of acceleration, with a goal to add value to the lives of 135 million children and youth in 2021.  How did we go from one […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 2

The Gifts of 2020: Part 2 As my reflections on 2020 moved from personal to professional, I recognized values took on a new meaning. We are metaphorically squeezed during challenging times, and what’s inside comes out. The pandemic amplified the values of others, either negative or positive. Leaders reacted based on their true values.  I’m […]

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