Entries by Gary Runn

3 Critical Components for Developing Leaders

Organizational culture is comprised of the assumptions, beliefs, and practices of an entity or organization. Culture is reinforced through symbols, rituals, the stories that are told–and through what gets reinforced by way of training and development. In an age in which leadership is touted over and over again as a critical variable in defining the […]

Out of Africa . . . and Leadership Joy

Joy is defined as a source or cause of delight. Joy is different from happiness. Happiness is circumstantial. Joy can be experienced regardless of circumstances.  I just returned from my second trip to Uganda in the past seven months. Our church has a partnership with a Ugandan-led church in Pader. I was privileged to lead […]

5 for Leadership-March 19th

Here is a new 5 for Leadership for the end of Spring Break in Texas. There is something here for you that will enhance your leadership. Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Woman: 5 Leadership Lessons on the Way to Diversity My friend Cas Monaco has written an excellent piece on this important and timely topic. […]

Passion and Compassion

Passion is defined as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something. Compassion is defined as a feeling of wanting to help someone. It is a conscious sense of another’s distress and a desire to alleviate it.  A leader can be a person who possesses either one of these traits. A leader can demonstrate influence […]

5 for Leadership-February 27th

5 for Leadership is a collection of leadership posts from this past week. The topics this week cover the power of delegation, the necessity of listening leadership, the critical trait of self-awareness, a brief biography on Jackie Robinson, and a key infographic on readiness to lead. Take a look at one or more. Infographic: Most […]

5 for Leadership-February 20th

In this week’s edition of 5 for Leadership, there is an emphasis on generational leadership. But there are also posts on making a good first impression and creating a great leadership culture. First Impression and Lasting Impressions “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know; which carries a lot of weight in today’s highly […]

Quarter-Life Calling: A Book Review

Paul Sohn has written an excellent book that provides very tangible principles for the Millennial generation that is seeking fulfillment and meaning in life. But don’t be dismissive if you were born before 1980. The sticky parts of this work will resonate with anyone trying to discern their calling in life and how they can […]

5 for Leadership-February 13th

5 for Leadership is a collection of thought-provoking posts on the principles and expression of leadership. Take some time this Valentine’s Day weekend to embrace your leadership. There is something here for you. The Heart of a Leader “Conversations about leadership are plentiful these days. I enjoy the many perspectives, wisdom, and insight I glean […]