M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The Importance of Mission

Rich Stearns, President of World Vision, talks about the importance of having a mission statement that is understood and embraced by people throughout an organization, and why leaders bear responsibility for helping their organizations have clarity around the mission.

Developing the Future

Rich Stearns makes the case for succession planning and “developing the bench”—cultivating people who are ready to step into leadership when needed. Younger leaders need challenges to grow and be prepared for the future.

Who Will Teach Leadership?

Rich Stearns argues that everyone is responsible for developing leaders, and taking an active interest in young leaders. Leading by example is vital in addition to more traditional forms of teaching.

The World as God Sees It

Rich Stearns talks about “seeing the world through God’s eyes.” He suggests we remove the lenses through which we view our world and attempt to see and embrace the world in love, as God does.

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