Agnes Hotay: How to Invest in the Leadership Potential of Young Women in Poverty

Agnes Hotay: How to Invest in the Leadership Potential of Young Women in Poverty

Having overcome poverty in her own life, National Director of Compassion Tanzania Agnes Hotay provides a unique perspective and understanding of what it takes for young girls in our program to do the same. For International Women’s Day, she shares some important ways we can invest in the leadership potential of young women in poverty.

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What’s the Most Strategic Thing a Pastor Can Do to Alleviate Poverty?

What's the Most Strategic Thing a Pastor Can Do to Alleviate Poverty?

There are many efforts behind which a pastor can put his or her energy and resources, but one action stands above all others to alleviate poverty.

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Joel Macharia: The Best Wealth Kenya Has is its Human Capital

Joel Macharia: The Best Wealth Kenya Has Is Its Human Capital

Director of Compassion Kenya, Joel Machiara shares his perspective on his diverse nation and where its true wealth and potential for change lies.

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Tsehaywota Taddesse: How Shepherding Prepared Me for Leadership

Tsehaywota Taddesse: How Shepherding in Ethiopia Prepared Me for Leadership

Most kindergartners learn their shapes, numbers and alphabet. But Tsehaywota Taddesse, Compassion Ethiopia Country Director, had a different experience in rural Ethiopia: “I attended my kindergarten in a meadow, learning the languages of the sheep and cows.”

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Jimmy Mellado: What Leadership and the Decathlon Have in Common

Jimmy Mellado: What Leadership and the Decathlon Have in Common

I have constantly found that my athletic experience informs my leadership. Winning, losing, discipline, goals, character, strategy, focus, disappointment, set-backs, victories, teamwork, injuries, resource allocation, time-management, energy management—they’re all a part of leading an organization.

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Life Without God is Meaningless

At 12 years old, Edgar made a commitment to God and decided to give Him his future. Since that time, God has been accomplishing the purpose He set for Edgar.

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Welcoming Our New President and CEO, Jim Mellado

After a three year process and much prayer, our President and CEO Wess Stafford is passing the baton of ministry leadership to Jim Mellado. For 20 years, Jim served as president of the Willow Creek Association and will become the fifth president in our 61-year history.

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Oneness: A Place of Genuine Encouragement

God and the people encouraged Joshua. The biggest encouragement for anyone is confirmation from God and the people around him.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up!

Leaders do not have a monopoly on great ideas. The best suggestions for change sometimes come from people on the ground.

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Unfaithfulness

Nothing speaks to others more loudly than a leader’s faithfulness. Effective leaders gather for others and then give away.

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Lead with Love

It is very easy for leaders to see people’s strengths through love. Love even makes it easier to correct or discipline the people you lead.

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How Can Teen Leaders Influence Others?

Although he’s young, Axel is very mature and respectful in the way he talks and treats his friends. He is a good and intelligent child. Other teenagers follow him and respect him.

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