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Seminary Promotes Agile Leadership in Times of Crisis and Change | Bethel University

seminary promotes agile leadership in times of crisis and change | bethel university

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When 2020 began, the world could not have predicted what headlines would be written mere months later. From global environmental disasters to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary and challenging conversations about racial equity—these are only a few of the most influential events of 2020. 
The one thing United States citizens had predicted was the 2020 presidential election, and it’s even more apparent that in a state of emergency, people look to leaders to guide them through uncertain times. “It is the calling of the leader to help people be able to hear God’s truth in the midst of the cacophony of competing voices,” says Peter Vogt, dean of Bethel Seminary. Leaders impact every aspect of society—both nationally and neighborly—and there are certain qualities that define good leadership, especially when encountering crisis.
At least, that’s what Professor of Christian Thought David Clark and Program Director of Transformational Leadership Mark McCloskey teach in their seminary classes. Last spring, they had a conversation about what it means to be a good leader with a strong biblical foundation. Here is what they had to say:
David Clark: When I went to seminary, Mark, honestly, we did not really discuss leadership at …

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Dealerware appoints veteran DevOps leader Denise Iglesias as Vice President of Engineering

dealerware appoints veteran devops leader denise iglesias as vice president of engineering

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dealerware, the leading connected car platform for automotive retailers, appoints Denise Iglesias as Vice President of Engineering. With over 20 years of experience leading software and hardware engineering teams, Iglesias brings a proven track record of defining and delivering high-growth hardware and software products. The newly-created role underscores Dealerware’s rapid expansion and reinforces its commitment to delivering the central platform of the connected retail fleet.As Vice President of Engineering, Iglesias will cultivate Dealerware’s technical environment, leading the company’s engineering team and spearheading platform optimization and performance. Iglesias will also sit at the helm of Dealerware’s long-term technological vision to streamline and scale the existing product, while rapidly bringing new features and services to market.”The automotive industry is undergoing some of the most prolific shifts in its 125 year history. Being able to continue to develop products and features that help dealers realize a more profitable, customer-centric future is why we come to work every day. It’s all about taking an empathic approach and simplifying change,” said Iglesias. “I’m excited to join such a strong team that’s laser focused on expanding our product capabilities, growing our ecosystem, and ultimately building products that customers love.” “Denise brings …

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MCHD press release regarding change in leadership

mchd press release regarding change in leadership

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MARSHALL COUNTY — The following press release was issued by Marshall County Health Department (MCHD) Health Officer Dr. Byron Holm regarding Ashley Garcia’s exit as MCHD Administrator:As some of you know, Ashley Garcia is no longer employed with Marshall County Health Department. I would like to let you know that I will be taking over many of the management duties in the interim. The Marshall County Health Department will continue to meet the needs of the community, as it has in the past. As you know, we continue to see a rise in numbers as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across our county and State. We are asking everyone to take part in masking up at all times and sanitizing your hands. In addition, we have again locked down our nursing homes and other nursing facilities for visitation in an effort to protect the residents who are most vulnerable for COVID-19 infections. We continue to work diligently with our schools so that we might keep in person education alive and well. The administrators, teachers and students are doing an excellent job at keeping this controlled.In the near future, we will hopefully have some heated outdoor testing sites available to …

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