Crystal Key Min... - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:53
It's been a while since our last posting because there have been many things going on behind the scenes.
Our leadership workshops over the past 6 years were met with enthusiastic participants. Like everything else in life and as directed by God, we have ceased offering these free workshops to the general public. Future workshops will be by demand and request. The word states to cast your bread upon the waters (Ecc 11), and we are heeding the call...
Crystal Key Min... - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:56
Just a note from our family to you, wishing all of our subscribers and members a blessed holiday season.
We are trusting God for the increase and for new things and his promises being fulfilled in 2018. Stay tuned for the many new things that we will be bringing forth in the new year.
Curtis L. Brewington, Sr.
Executive Director and CEO, Crystal Key Ministry Solutions
(914) 297-8501 (voice) * (914) 662-6002 (fax)
Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:57
The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees
Author: Christine Porath (hbr.org)
For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.
Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:54
You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow
Author: Rebecca Knight (hbr.org)
Having a good boss — someone who stands up for you, who buffers you from interoffice politics, and who competently represents your team to the rest of the company — is a wonderful thing. Except when it’s harmful to your career. If you aren’t visible to others in the company, you’re unlikely to have a strong network, expand your influence, and move up in the organization. How do you come out from behind your boss’s shadow?
Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:49
Recovering from an Emotional Outburst at Work
Author: Susan David (hbr.org)
It happens — we all get emotional at work. You might scream, or cry, or pound the table and stamp your feet. This is not ideal office behavior, of course, and there are ramifications to these outbursts, but they don’t have to be career-killers either. If you take a close look at what happened, why you acted the way you did, and take steps to remedy the situation, you can turn an outburst into an opportunity.
Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:46
Make It OK for Employees to Challenge Your Ideas
Author: Hal Gregersen (hbr.org)
Kodak. Sears. Borders. The mere mention of any of these companies brings to mind the struggle to stay relevant amid today’s technology and boundless alternatives. But behind each of them lies a deeper story of at least one leader who is or was “sheltered” from the reality of their business.
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:06
To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It (hbr.org)
Crystal Key Min... - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:47
Courtesy of malphursgroup.com
Churches without leadership accountability have a one-way ticket to organizational implosion.
This isn’t an overstatement. It’s the truth. When pastors in leadership lack effective accountability, eventually the ministry will fail.
This doesn’t always mean a moral failure. But it could mean gross mismanagement, high staff and volunteer turnover, high member attrition, or fiscal insolvency.
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:14
How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work
Author: Amy Gallo (hbr.org)
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:09
How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide
Author: Laurence Minsky