Valued Leadership Stories

Karen Lehman, President/CEO, MHS “Many years ago I was part of a group interested in starting an elder college concept. The variety of ideas, the willingness to listen to each other, and the openness of all the participants to providing… Continue Reading…

Valued Leadership Stories

Tim Wiens,Executive Director, Jubilee Association of Maryland “Jubilee has always been known as a Mennonite organization, but in recent years we have become more explicit in talking to potential and existing employees about our identity as a faith-based organization and… Continue Reading…

Valued Leadership Stories

Patricia Y. Leaman,Board Chair, Mennonite Home Communities, Lancaster, PA “About 5 years ago at a retreat our board of directors learned about the home-based model of care for residents in skilled nursing. We were in the process of remodeling our… Continue Reading…

Valued Leadership Stories

Curt Stutzman,Curt Stutzman, President/CEO, Messiah Lifeways, Mechanicsburg, PA “Soon after entering the senior living field 18 years ago, at a previous organization we began a campus expansion that resulted in significant financial pressure. As a result, we had to modify resident… Continue Reading…

Valued Leadership Stories

Rod Mason,Executive Director, Swiss Village, Berne, IN “As a leader within a faith-based organization, I truly feel that I have been ‘called’ to this ministry. Because of that calling, I firmly believe that leaders have a due responsibility to test… Continue Reading…

Consulting Conversations

There are often times in the organizational life cycle when it is helpful or necessary to consider a new strategic position for the organization. A new strategic position may be needed when the organization is not able to keep up with… Continue Reading…

Consulting Conversations

MHS Consulting works with clients during many different phases of executive transitions: succession planning, interim placement, executive search, and coaching. We often find that, while planning and preparation for the transactional aspect of the executive transition are anticipated and thought out,… Continue Reading…

Consulting Conversations

It is hard to put down on paper all the “a-ha” moments I had while at the Holleran women’s retreat on November 27-29. To have 60 women representing the top senior living organizations in the country—including women leaders from influential… Continue Reading…

Consulting Conversations

At a training program about engagement, a healthcare employee stated: When I receive a call to work on my day off, I first ask — who is the team leader today.  If it’s Kim, I’ll rearrange my plans and will… Continue Reading…

Consulting Conversations

Many non-profit organizations are encountering challenges and opportunities as they seek to carry out their mission and maintain a viable business plan.  In a rapidly changing environment, a high functioning board in partnership with competent management is essential.  An effective,… Continue Reading…

2021 July

by Clare Krabill Engagement. It’s a buzz word we hear a lot lately. How do we engage our colleagues and keep them engaged? How do we engage our clientele in our services and our donors in our cause? How do… Continue Reading…

2020 July

Things to Remember: The number one reason why people do not donate to an organization is that they are not asked to do so. (Faith-based organizations — churches, etc. — receive 32 percent of all giving because they ask for… Continue Reading…

2021 July

Do you know your disaster risk? Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornados, are more likely to happen in certain geographical locations because of weather patterns and regional characteristics. Are you prepared? Your community likely has an emergency plan… Continue Reading…

2021 July

What is the best lesson you’ve taken away from meeting in virtual formats? That I really miss meeting in person. More challenging to pull yourself away from the the usual daily tasks when Zoom meeting in the office. Delvin Zook,… Continue Reading…

2021 June

by Karen Lehman, MHS President/CEO Burnout, exhaustion, stress, anxiety, depression or just an overall blah feeling are real issues that many of us are experiencing right now.  As pandemic restrictions are starting to lift and there is movement toward normalizing… Continue Reading…

2021 June

by Clare Krabill, MHS COO “If only I knew then what I know now.” This is something we all tell ourselves at some point in our leadership journey. Most likely, at many points along the way! When I was 36,… Continue Reading…

2021 June

After more than three years with MHS, Twila Albrecht, Program Manager, will be leaving to pursue a Masters in Conflict Management at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego in California. If you… Continue Reading…

2021 June

Who is your favorite professional development author? Richard Rohr and/or Brian McLaren Timothy Weaver, Chaplain at The Community at Rockhill John Maxwell John C. Maxwell, Founder-Author at Injoy Services Stephen covey Dennis Koehn, Principal at Koehn Consulting Douglas Stone and… Continue Reading…

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Marcy Johnson began as CEO at Prairie View Inc. on May 5. Johnson comes to Prairie View from Mirror Inc. where she served as the Vice President of Treatment/Chief Clinical Officer. She has over 18 years of experience in behavioral… Continue Reading…

2021 May

By Mim Shirk, President/CEO, Anabaptist Providers Group Leaders of Anabaptist nonprofit organizations are responsible to maintain organizational cultures that align with the organization’s mission and values. Regardless of how familiar the leaders are with Anabaptism, keeping mission and values alive happens… Continue Reading…