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Authentic Leadership (Part 1)

by Jeff Johnson The authors of “Crucial Conversations” conducted a social experiment with one of the author’s sons and some of his friends. The son paid his friends a dollar to participate in a taste test. The test was between two brownies. The first was made from his favorite grandmother’s home recipe; his recently deceased…

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May I Have Your Attention Please?

by Terri Burnett, Executive Director of ProvenWay Ministries In an article written by Forbes magazine this year specifically to men on the benefits of female leadership, I found this Darwin-influenced paragraph very interesting: “What is the key to species survival?  It is not a function of how strong the species is, or how smart, or…

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Time, Talent, Treasure

by Emily Yancey, Social Media Intern One of the challenges in corporate America is standing out amongst the crowd as different. Not just as a leader or a hard worker, but as an ambassador of the gospel. As a young professional myself, there are “3 T’s” that I keep in mind in my workplace as…

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Can We Do More?

by Dañia Heffington Have you ever stopped to think about all the good work that is being done in our city?  Over the course of the last week, I have had the privilege of sitting in on some amazing conversations and have been reminded that this is a city full of people wanting to make…

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What is Community?

By Dr. Ritche L Carney Hello Austin!  Austin Bridge Builders Alliance (ABBA) is just that “a bridge” to community.  We like to say “Connecting our Community – Transforming our City”.  But what is community? Cities are vast, complex, interconnecting webs of peoples, cultures and systems.  Such complexity can often lead people to isolate from one another. …

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Thank You NetMinistry!

by Dania Heffington When an organization takes the time in this get-on-to-the-next-big-thing world to provide excellent service, they should be celebrated.  So here’s to you, NetMinistry.com, for doing just that! Oftentimes the words “excellence” and “ministry” do not go together.   Not so with NetMinistry.  What does excellent service look like you might ask?  Below are…

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What Makes a Great Leader?

Emily Yancey, Social Media Intern First things first, allow me to introduce myself. I am Emily, the new Social Media Intern at ABBA and am so excited to get started with this awesome group. Yet today I’m writing to introduce you to the Director, Rich Carney. As the new kid on the block, I’ve done…

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Testing Calendar Event

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