From The Director’s Desk ~ October 2017

Edward D. Hess, a writer for Capital Business, authored an article dated April 28, 2013 on Servant Leadership.  His findings, and greatly to his surprise, indicated that charisma and vision, though important, are not the most important traits for leaders who want to develop teams that are high-functioning.  His research stated that high-functioning teams are […]

From the Director’s Desk ~ January 2012

The Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development (SLD) is expanding its offerings in 2012 for its officers and soldiers. Some of the current courses and those under development will be made available to any interested person. Inherent in the curriculum is a holistic approach to leader development that will address spiritual formation, interpersonal, business, and […]

From the Director’s Desk ~ March 2012 ~ Exciting Days!

We are in exciting days at The Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development!  The opportunities for leaders to move forward personally and professionally continue to be created. In October, 2011, SLD launched its first Ministry Cohort with 19 officers and 9 staff.   The cohort worked through the Leader Breakthru material of Dr. Terry Walling as facilitated by […]

From the Director’s Desk – September 2012

From the Director’s Desk: This month the School for Leadership Development will focus attention on Emotional Maturity in Leadership.  Maturity is not just an important component.  It is a necessary element in our leadership. There are many definitions of maturity but one that I heard verbalized in a classroom captured my attention and has given […]

From the Director’s Desk – October 2012

Emotional Intelligence “IQ and technical skills are important, but emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership” Daniel Goleman                 In 1998 Harvard Business Review featured an article entitled “What Makes a Leader?”  Daniel Goleman, author of this article, has done significant work in the area of Emotional Intelligence. In fact, he coined that […]