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Preparing for the Future, Now: How Do We Grow? Part 2

Preparing for the Future, Now: How Do We Grow? Part 2 Data is everyone’s business Data simply gives more insight into making better decisions. Anyone who leaves important numbers on the table is turning away from valuable knowledge. How are you supposed to improve and grow if you don’t accurately know where you are at? […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: How Do We Grow? Part 1

Preparing for the Future, Now: How Do We Grow? Part 1 We embrace ecosystems I’ve been reflecting on an article published by McKinsey & Company, The Nine Traits of Future-ready Companies. It’s serving as a road marker for me as I think about OneHope and where we are in our journey. This has looked like […]

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Global Youth Culture

Global Youth Culture Working with children and youth for over 30 years now, I can confidently say that today’s teens are a generation like no other the world has ever seen. Our recent Global Youth Culture research proves just that. Today’s teens are distinct in that they are unwilling to say that truth can be […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 3

Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 3 Our talent is scarcer than capital We’re operating in a knowledge economy. As individuals grow with your organization, they become specialized and increase in their knowledge and expertise about the specific function and structure of the company. That’s why when someone leaves, the team […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 2

Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 2 We turbocharge decision making Everyone makes hundreds of decisions every day. Some are small and fleeting–whether you put cream in your coffee. Other decisions are life-altering.  At work, let individuals make decisions in relation to their expertise and ability. Empower them. A fair warning […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 1

Preparing for the Future, Now: How do we operate? Part 1 We are ‘radically flat’ I’ve been reflecting on an article published by McKinsey & Company, The Nine Traits of Future-ready Companies. It’s serving as a road marker for me as I think about OneHope and where we are in our journey. This has looked […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 3

Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 3 Culture is our ‘secret sauce’ It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes attributed to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” OneHope team members live all around the world. If we have a strong and healthy culture, it shouldn’t matter if you’re meeting […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 2

Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 2 Our value agenda is clear If I walked into your organization and struck up a conversation with an employee at random, would they be able to share with me how your company is adding value to others? It’s imperative that the answer is yes! When […]

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Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 1

Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 1 Purpose is our ‘must have’ I’ve been reflecting on an article published by McKinsey & Company, The Nine Traits of Future-ready Companies. It’s serving as a road marker for me as I think about OneHope and where we are in our journey. This has looked […]

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Management: Leading a Kingdom Community Part 2

Management: Leading a Kingdom Community Part 2 A leader can and should be friends with others who are skilled in different areas, with the ability to learn from someone who is at a higher level than you and has already paved the way. My peers are beside me, iron sharpening iron. In addition to discussing […]

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Management: Leading a Kingdom Community Part 1

Management: Leading a Kingdom Community Part 1 We love a little bit of friendly competition around the OneHope office, and occasionally during lunch, we will break out the backgammon boards. Vice Presidents will go head-to-head, moving each piece hoping to be declared the victor. The leadership team may play against the youngest members of our […]

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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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