An Invaluable Leadership Lesson

As a young leader in a national role many years ago, I learned an invaluable leadership lesson. I had just finished casting a vision for a new ministry. Immediately, experienced staff began pulling me aside to privately ask questions. While I had stressed where we were going, I failed to emphasize what we were taking with us.

Why "Navigators Neighbors"?

Of all the names we could have selected for this Mission, why Navigators Neighbors? Of course, there’s rich and deep biblical meaning behind the word neighbor. Most notably, Jesus said all of the Law and Prophets hang on two commandments—to love God with your whole being and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).

Communicate, communicate, communicate

In the midst of change, most leaders under-communicate. That’s why change leaders emphatically challenge: “communicate, communicate, communicate.” In the midst of The Navigators' recent structure change and launch of the Nav Neighbors Mission, you need to know where Nav Neighbors is going and how we intend to get there. Thus, welcome to my blog—the first of a number of blogs to unpack our Guiding & Defining Ideas.