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    FOCUS ON THE DESTINATION

    Posted by Laura DeVries on May. 29, 2019

    “Mind the gap” echoed through the colorfully tiled RATP Metro as I stepped from the platform to the train on a journey from Paris to Geneva.  My focus briefly diverted from the excitement and joy of the journey to the necessary caution ahead me.  Each time the train door opened,  the same voice reminded me to mind the gap in several languages.  I recall glancing at the gap at my first stop, being amused as passengers stepped over it at the second, and growing deaf to it by the third, as my focus shifted to the exciting journey ahead of me…

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    Topics: Vision

    THE POWER OF A GRANDER VISION

    Posted by Mike Bussey on Nov. 7, 2016

    Many times, I find myself working with nonprofits who are facing a time of transition. Perhaps their organization is undergoing a change in leadership. Perhaps their community is changing. Perhaps new needs and challenges are calling for a change in programs or ministries.

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    Topics: Leadership, Case For Support, Transition, Vision

    OWN IT

    Posted by Sara Luke on May. 17, 2016

    “The dog ate my homework.”

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    Topics: Leadership, Vision, Accountability, Transparency

    IS YOUR VISION BIG ENOUGH?

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 22, 2016

    As a sufferer of myopia since the 3rd grade, I’ve been wearing glasses a long time. Perhaps it’s my nearsightedness that has me often trying to focus on the trees and missing the forest – the big picture. But, while the details are important, it’s the bigger vision that inspires.

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    Topics: Case For Support, Vision

    RESOLUTION: DREAM BIGGER

    Posted by Thom Peters on Jan. 20, 2016

    I’m not great at resolutions. I have great intentions, just lousy follow through. After all my years I have learned that the higher I set my sights, the less opportunity I have to succeed. So I keep expectations low and generally feel better about how things turn out. I may not be a better or healthier person, but I won’t have failed so often in my goals.

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    Topics: Leadership, Stewardship, Vision, Board Leadership, Planning, Church Stewardship

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