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We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other (

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other
Author: Heidi Grant Halvorson

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot.  The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire.  Idiots are very rarely any of those things.

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday and Happy New Year

We the family and staff at Crystal Key Ministries wish everyone a continued joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year. As we enter into 2017, we will be looking forward to expansion and to the opportunities that are afforded to this ministry. God sees fit to minister to God's own  people in various formats. We will not be looking back to the old, as we venture onward towards new things in Christ.

30 Lessons I Have Learned in Leadership Through Leading the Same Organization for 30 Years

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ESPN produces a series of documentary films entitled 30 for 30. They highlight important people and events in sports history. Each of these is powerful and highly engaging.

Today, I want to share with you my own 30 for 30. I want to call it 30 LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED IN LEADERSHIP THROUGH LEADING THE SAME ORGANIZATION FOR 30 YEARS. Many people have led organizations for 30 years. Yet, only a few have led the same organization for the past 30 years.

How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts

Author: Rebecca Knight (

You did everything you were supposed to do: Invited all the right people, sent out an agenda in advance, and got everyone’s agreement on the process. Despite your diligence, your meeting is being hijacked. How should you handle a persistent interrupter? Will it work to just ignore the person? And how can you get the meeting back on track?

Not Taking Risks Is the Riskiest Career Move of All

Author: Anne Kreamer (

3 Ways to Make Less Biased Decisions

Author: Howard J. Ross (

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the family and staff. We pray for God to continue to show His abundance as we continue to give thanks for everything.

Curtis L. Brewington,  Sr.

Pastor and Executive Director 

(914) 297-8501

What to Do If a Feud Threatens Your Family Business

What to Do If a Feud Threatens Your Family Business (
Author: Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer

Overcoming the Toughest Common Coaching Challenges

Overcoming the Toughest Common Coaching Challenges (
Author: Amy Gallo

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover (
Author: Carolyn O'Hara

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without burning important bridges?


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