Tag: leadership

No Neutrality!

The thesis is that if and when Christians individually and as a community assert the kingship of Jesus Christ in the world (this present evil world, alienated from God, the Father), the world will not merely oppose such a confession…

More Than Money

Board Room More Than Money Bored Dumb Board Development Board Fundamentals This is the first in a series of articles that examine some of the analysis and solutions provided by the work of John Carver and his Policy Governance® model…

Leadership

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ A contemporary theory of leadership states that there are three basic ways that people become leaders. The first two explain the leadership development for a small number of people, the…

Grace, Not Luck

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ The business world mistakenly calls it luck or fortune. They commonly speak of being lucky or fortunate when things go well. Einstein knew better. He knew that “God doesn’t play…

Faulty Sales Technique

Salespeople are both a blessing and a bane to every industry. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. “How are you tonight, Mr. Smith?” “Fine.” “Glad to hear it! Mr. Smith, my name is Phil, and…

Do It Right!

I haven’t always lived up to this axiom, and occasionally have to re-learn its wisdom. It’s not easy to achieve compliance with this one. It’s like painting a room in your home. Once painted, the other rooms look worse in…

Christian Marketing

“Remember, everything we do gets hijacked by marketing.” That was the warning Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief Researcher John Gage had for developers working on emerging grid computing standards at the Global Grid Forum in Seattle in June, 2003. His comment…

Christ @ Work

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ The Foundation of All Truth The acceptance that anything at all can be true, that there is such a thing as truth and/or logic requires two things: 1) the acceptance…

Character as Job Qualification

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ Legend has it that Theodore Roosevelt and one of his cowhands found an unbranded steer on land controlled by Gregor Lang, a neighboring rancher. In accord with the usual custom,…

An Overview of Policy Governance®

Policy Governance® is a registered trademark of John Carver. A brief report of his book, Corporate Boards that Create Value, follows: I. Board of Directors Structure A. Authority, properly executed and observed, provides the necessary “glue” for policy governance. The…