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Photo by Riza Nugraha

Photo by Riza Nugraha

By Vivian Mabuni

Leadership. Our ability to stay the course and maintain perspective amidst the stress, the demands, the spiritual warfare, and the misunderstandings has everything to do with the type of people we choose to be around. This post originally was shared over at SheReadsTruth. (more…)

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Photo by Cassandra Rae

By Debbie Gin

Keeping company with seminary presidents and deans this year, I’ve had an unusual opportunity to watch how top leaders in theological education function — how they make decisions, what connections they forge, with whom they cultivate deep relationships, why they work against the grain for particular projects, and how much they divulge and in which circles.  For the most part, authenticity and transparency are highly valued.  And, for the most part, I agree with this high valuing. (more…)

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Photo by Nayu Kim

Photo by Nayu Kim

By Debbie Gin

I begin this blog with the question: What have you seen that makes a good leader?

Let me offer my own couple thoughts.  A church friend and I have been in an extended conversation about the Myers-Briggs (or Keirsey-Bates) Temperament Indicator and how this is related to good leadership.  (more…)

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Posed by Chloe Sun

People in leadership positions need to let others know who they are, what ministries they are involved in, what they have accomplished, and how others can support and join their causes. In a way, leaders need to sell. Some leaders do it naturally and skillfully without making people feel uncomfortable, but this is not always the case. Some come across as too self-promoting. Others do it too business-like or too “humbly.” For me, I find it difficult to promote myself in general but in some contexts, people expect you to. I am interested to hear how others let people know who they are without coming across as self-promoting? (more…)

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Photo by Laszlo Ilyes

Photo by Laszlo Ilyes

By Vivian Mabuni

My husband, Darrin, and I have a mixed marriage. He is half Japanese, a quarter Portuguese and a quarter Native Hawaiian. He grew up in an Asian majority city and state, Hilo, Hawaii. I’m Chinese and I grew up in a majority Caucasian city and state, Boulder, Colorado. (more…)

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Debbie in APU Office

Photo by Sun Ju Kim

Now that I’ve experienced half my expected life, there are several things I wish somebody had coached me on earlier.  Of course, following this list will not guarantee success in leadership positions, but they are a dozen tangible things you can do to change both your own perceptions and the perceptions of those around you.  (more…)

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Photo by Cyril-Rana!!

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By Vivian Mabuni        

After graduating and entering my first years as Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) staff, I found myself sharing with the men on my staff team that I had a “conviction” about women not initiating and therefore would never call them on the phone and would only return calls – even ministry-related business calls. (more…)

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