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Leadership and Practical Spirituality

Ethan Raath, ThD. Why the call for spiritual leadership in the workplace? Work can be satisfying, fulfilling, and rewarding. It can also be soulless, uninspiring, impersonal, and lacking vitality. That is how many leaders and workers often feel. Surveys reveal … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons From My Bypass Surgery

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM MY BYPASS SURGERY It was spring – time to shake off the dormancy of winter and get back to the gym. But it wasn’t the same as before. I could only get through the machines once and … Continue reading

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Savor the Blessings of the Season

Winter is a natural time for rest and renewal. And yet we are busier than ever through the holidays with year end reports to be filed, obligatory parties to attend, out of town guests to entertain, and trips to be … Continue reading

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Resisting Burnout: A Mindset for Health Caregivers

Resisting Burnout: A Mindset for Health Caregivers Ethan Raath, ThD. Many enter the medical professions inspired by a passion to serve people in need. Theirs is a heartfelt desire to effect healing and wholeness in people’s lives. It is more … Continue reading

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The Impact of Leading From Behind: In Memory of Oscar

Oscar Franklin, my father-in-law, died the week before Thanksgiving. It is an honor to have known this gentle spirit as meaningful part of my life. He was and always will be daddy to my wife and granddaddy to my three … Continue reading

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What Leaders Can Learn From Playing in the Sand

I recently took my nine year old grandson on a road trip that included a visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. My idea was to show him the wonder of this amazing site. But when we … Continue reading

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The Power of Leadership Presence

I once played a in the musical show “1776” that told the story of the events surrounding the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. In several scenes a messenger arrives with dispatches from General George Washington to the congress, lamenting … Continue reading

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