Valued Leadership Blog

Leading with Anabaptist Values

Vision Without Egos

Karen Lehman, President/CEO, MHS “Many years ago I was part of a group interested in starting an eld…

Being Intentional About our Identity

Tim Wiens,Executive Director, Jubilee Association of Maryland “Jubilee has always been known as a Me…

This Change is Widely Appreciated

Patricia Y. Leaman,Board Chair, Mennonite Home Communities, Lancaster, PA “About 5 years ago at a re…

Courage to Address Difficult Situations

Curt Stutzman,Curt Stutzman, President/CEO, Messiah Lifeways, Mechanicsburg, PA “Soon after entering…

Leaders Have a Due Responsibility

Rod Mason,Executive Director, Swiss Village, Berne, IN “As a leader within a faith-based organizatio…

Multipotentialites

When your organization is one person, there is a lot of freedom, but there is also a lot on the line…

Painting A New Picture

A conversation about change and culture with Jeremy Kaufman VL: The word we’ve chosen to talk about …

Slowing down to connect

Slowing down to connect A conversation about culture with Mark Leinbach VL: Can you describe a time …

Check your personal agenda at the door

A conversation on collaboration with Amy Bennett from Adriel School. Adriel School Inc., the ministr…

The Push to Stay Grounded

A discussion on character with Rachel Swartzendruber Miller…….. VL: What do you believe …

Going off the Script

Long before I became a leader in the Anabaptist community, the story of the My Lai massacre shaped m…

Cultivating an Abundance Mentality

When I was a young man on the staff of Young Life, a para-church organization dedicated to reaching …

Succession Planning: Could it be Too Little Too Late?

“The next ten years will prove to be the most challenging in our history…they always do.…

Wounded Leaders

I think Character might be the most important of the 4Cs. Before I tell you why I think that, let me…

Who are these Anabaptists and What is <em>Valued Leadership</em>?

First, the Anabaptists are not the anti-Baptists, nor was their founder “Anna Baptist.” I have heard…

Flying Over Okmulgee

I love reading life stories. No matter how dramatic or mundane, personal stories touch our souls and…

The Great Call for Today’s Workplace Leaders

The tides of life take us many places. Often we are in such a hurry we miss opportunities to serious…

The Big 4Cs

I was asked to write one of the keynote (inaugural) Valued Leadership blog posts for this program. “…