Tag: Leadership

Book publishing in 9 minutes

Book publishing in 9 minutes

Read this in 1 min I stumbled on this video today while doing some research. It offers an inside glimpse into the book industry through the lens of Penguin Random House. While IVP is significantly smaller, pretty much everything you see in this video is mirrored in the way we carry out or publishing mission. Enjoy!

Surviving a crisis

Surviving a crisis

Read this in 1 min I almost drowned once. No, I wasn’t caught by a rip tide. I didn’t lose my bearings and drift out to sea. I’m speaking metaphorically. I served in the leadership of an organization that went through a terrible ordeal—a conflict I’ve never seen the likes of elsewhere. And it almost killed me. Drowning—metaphorical or not—isn’t a pleasant …

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What to do when you cannot say anything…

What to do when you cannot say anything…

Read this in 3 mins Leaders will occasionally find themselves in situations where, for a variety of reasons, they are unable to speak publicly about a matter that is directly related to them. It’s not an easy spot to be in. After all, most of us who serve in leadership roles value the opportunity to use words to describe both the situation and they way forward. When a leader is not able to do this, it can be both frustrating and energy-sapping.

[New Series] How to get stuff done for pastors – 1

[New Series] How to get stuff done for pastors – 1

Read this in 3 mins My first year on the senior staff team of a large church has been exhilarating and pretty challenging. One of the biggest challenges has been learning to coordinate ministry initiatives across the church. This coordination requires effective communication and often meetings form the starting point for that communication. In a given week I usually lead …

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Three observations on the World Vision debacle

Three observations on the World Vision debacle

Read this in 3 mins It’s difficult to draw a lot of conclusions from the outside about how this change in policy was mishandled. It’s clear that the board’s deliberations, decision, and subsequent communication of that decision were flawed. Three leadership lessons stand out for me.