Making Decisions at Scale

By ABBA Admin / August 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Making Decisions at Scale

  Decisions can be difficult, even at a small scale, when the outcomes of those decisions only effect a few people. Those same decisions become increasingly more difficult as you increase the number of people impacted by the outcomes. Andy Stanley has often said that he attempts to make decisions to “do for one what…

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Work Trauma

By ABBA Admin / July 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Work Trauma

The majority of my education and training in pastoral counseling focused on major issues within the family system and systemic oppression.  Cycles of abuse, neglect, childhood formation, gender roles, physical trauma, and so many other GIGANTIC issues that impact our psyche and leave us spending most of our adulthood either perpetuating these dysfunctions, rebounding through…

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A Crisis of Forgiveness

By ABBA Admin / July 6, 2020 / Comments Off on A Crisis of Forgiveness

Christ, the epitome of a servant leader, humbled himself to the depths of human pain in his death on the cross.  His death was the ultimate lynching. Even still, he forgave us all. He gave us an example of how we are to respond.   Lynchings, mob killings in which the victim is denied humane treatment…

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Turning Concern into Confidence

By ABBA Admin / June 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Turning Concern into Confidence

  In times of crises, words are especially important. Across America today there is both a public and private crisis of confidence, due in part to a war of words taking place in the public square.   Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Do our…

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Decisions During a Storm

By Rich Carney / June 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Decisions During a Storm

This past month, I have interviewed more than 30 senior leaders: pastors, CEO’s, Owners and Nonprofit leader.  Everyone is looking for answers but as the song goes: in all the wrong places.  There are so many conflicting messages from the media and government that it’s easy to become confused and disoriented.   So where can…

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Leading Through Confusion

By Jennifer Mazzola / June 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Leading Through Confusion

  “Consistency is the key to success.”   While attributed to a variety of authors and speakers, this sentiment has been around for ages.  When aiming for a goal most any size action, done over time, in a healthy rhythm leads to success.  We know this applies to all branches of leadership – the results…

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