“Letting Your Voice Be Heard in Heaven” with Dr. Barry Black

“Letting Your Voice Be Heard in Heaven” with Dr. Barry Black

February 2, 2017

U.S. Senate Chaplain and Rear Admiral Barry Black, keynote speaker for the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 2, 2017, spoke on “Letting Your Voice be Heard in Heaven”. His challenge was to pray for all people and particularly for those who govern.

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Leading the Leaders Seminar – Part 3: Character and Values in Leadership and Conflict Management

Leading the Leaders Seminar – Part 3: Character and Values in Leadership and Conflict Management

January 31, 2017

What are the most practical tools for leaders and managers? What are the most important qualities to model to your team? What are the primary sources of conflict and how can we make it work for us instead of against us?

The Leading the Leaders seminars are designed to develop current and next-generation leaders and managers. The third seminar, held on January 31, was led by Barry Bowater, a Certified Adizes Associate with Adizes Institute Worldwide, for an audience of diplomats.

Barry discussed the differences between leadership and management; and what leaders should know about themselves, about working with others and about how to strengthen their leadership style.

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33rd Christmas Dinner: The HEART – A Leader’s Most Valuable Asset, with David MacLean

33rd Christmas Dinner: The HEART – A Leader’s Most Valuable Asset, with David MacLean

November 29, 2016

We welcomed almost 200 diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders to our 33rd Christmas Dinner. David MacLean, Chair for The Executive Committee Canada, gave the keynote address: The HEART – A Leader’s Most Valuable Asset. He identified the fundamental qualities of an effective leader using the acronym HEART:
– Humility
– Empathy
– Authenticity
– Risk
– Tenacity

David went on to say that with the birth of God’s Son on earth, God offers to all people the greatest free trade opportunity in history. Jesus’ birth opened up the exchange of:
– a hard heart for a heart of flesh
– a broken heart for a healed heart
– a proud heart for a humble heart
– an angry heart for a kind heart
– a passive heart for a passionate heart
– a weak heart for a strong heart

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Leading the Leaders Seminar – Part 3: Character and Values in Leadership and Conflict Management

Leading the Leaders Seminar – Part 2: Working With People Who Are Different From You and Strengthening Your Leadership Style

October 25, 2016

Barry addressed the core management capabilities of the four leadership styles, asking, “What do we need to know about ourselves and those with whom we work?” He pointed out that leadership styles impact work pace, relationships, expectations, perceptions of reality, communication and decision-making. He also gave insights on how to recognize different styles and how to communicate most effectively with others of each style.

Leadership is becoming a thumb. Like a thumb in relation to the other fingers on a hand, an effective leader integrates the individual parts toward a common interest. A change leader is an “integrator” or a “thumb”, able to integrate a group of people with differing management styles to make effective, quality decisions and to discern common interest for the purpose of implementation.

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Leading the Leaders Seminar – Part 3: Character and Values in Leadership and Conflict Management

Leading the Leaders Seminar – Part 1: Management versus Mismanagement and Understanding My Leadership Style

September 20, 2016

Presenting time-tested principles developed by Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes, Barry Bowater focused on the basics of leadership, the roles of leaders versus managers and how to navigate the unavoidable presence of change in our careers and personal lives. Each person in attendance was invited to work through a short Management Style Questionnaire in order to identify what makes them “tick” as leaders. The results will help them understand how to build complementary teams and how to increase their effectiveness.

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The Trinity Forum

The Trinity Forum

“Contributing to the transformation and renewal of society through the transformation and renewal of leaders”

The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate and engage leaders whose integrity and vision will renew culture and promote human freedom and flourishing, ultimately helping to transform society. They provide access to classic and thoughtful writings designed to facilitate conversation and reflection around some of society’s most intriguing questions and themes. This is accomplished through unique programs and publications that offer contexts for leaders to consider together the great ideas that have shaped Western civilization and the faith that has animated its highest achievements.

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La Red Business Network

La Red Business Network

La Red Business Network serves business leaders and has influence in the government sector and the educational systems of the world. Discover the powerful advantage of values and ethical leadership in business and government through forty principles, in the areas of self-government, productivity, management and leadership.

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Flying Bow Music Ministry

Flying Bow Music Ministry

Musicians and artists called by God to encourage others to discover and worship Jesus. One of these artists, Trevor Dick, is a popular electric and acoustic violinist has acted as a Compassion Canada artist since 2005 and actively promotes the cause of child poverty at his concerts.

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Arrow Leadership

Arrow Leadership

A leadership development program that helps leaders grow from the inside out, recognizing that strategic investment in leaders helps transform both that leader and their community. The Arrow Leadership program seeks to strategically invest in the character, calling and competency of leaders, helping them to be led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus.

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Roundtable: Transformational Generosity

Roundtable: Transformational Generosity

September 1, 2016

Bishop Hannington’s story is one of the power of faith and the strength of self-help; a story he has told in a dozen countries throughout the world.

In 2001, western Uganda was invaded by rebel forces that destroyed villages and farms, forcing over 80,000 survivors into refugee camps. As the war raged on, hope along with the moral fibre of the people faded, leaving the people asking the all too common question, “How can the people from the west help us?”

But there was one who chose to inspire through generosity and gracious giving. He inspired his people to ask a different question, “How soon can my people rise to the challenge of funding not only our immediate needs, but our futures as well?”

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