Jeremiah Ethics 3: Can Adventists Run with Horses?

I run 5k races and once I ran a 10k with my daughters (only because there was no 5k event). I don’t run long races. I can’t handle it. As such, God’s question to Jeremiah hits a sensitive spot: “So, &hel...
by Duane Covrig
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Jeremiah Ethics 2: No More Ethical Cowards

There is a big difference between wise caution and cowardice. One will help you make better decisions. The other will thwart great innovations. One will lead you to heaven. The other will take you straight to hell. “But t...
by Duane Covrig
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Jeremiah Ethics 1: Moral Irritation

Living moral truth often means going against the status quo. It means “standing up for the right though the heavens fall” (White, 1903, Education, p. 57). It is evident when a person seeks sexual purity or promotes heterose...
by Duane Covrig
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More Moral Leadership in Our World

Most of us need more exercise. Most of us want more money. We all could use a little more love. But the greatest need and want is for moral leadership. I have been on a twenty year journey of using …
by Duane Covrig

 
 

They Follow Me

One of the great temptations in life is to think you are the ultimate leader, you are in control of the ultimate outcomes, and to forget there is a God, and you are not Him. The other great temptation is …
by Duane Covrig

 

 

Moral Leadership: Seeing and Meeting Needs for Deeper Healing

As a faculty member in the department of leadership, I can say all of us agree  that leadership is an important skill that can be learned. Our responsibilities include helping people become better leaders. However, we don̵...
by Duane Covrig
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Moral Leadership

Moral Leadership: Lessons from Naaman and the Little Maid

My favorite Biblical passage on general and moral leadership is 2 Kings 5: the story of Naaman’s healing.I would urge you to read  more about  leadership. Although the major theme of the story is on Naaman and Elisha,  i...
by Duane Covrig
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Leadership Mentoring and Pruning Time

Human being, animals and trees need pruning to bear good fruit. Winter is the best time for pruning trees. The weather is cold and the dormant condition is right for pruning without killing the fruit tree. I learnt about prunin...
by Duane Covrig
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Ethical Leadership: What is it? How to develop it?

I teach LEAD645 – Ethical Leadership at Andrews University.  In LEAD 645, we explore what ethics is and what leadership is and how  both-concepts can be developed together.There is a dual relationship to the concept. Fi...
by Duane Covrig
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Moral Gyroscope–Using Haidt’s 6 Moral Foundation Model

In 2014, a doctoral student of ours did a wonderful dissertation describing the dynamics of innovation and how leadership works with tensions to create better outcomes, new products, and new ways of doing things. Dr. Eddy Witze...
by Duane Covrig
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Power, Authority, Morality

The power play unfolded as most do. The clerk questioned the leader’s ethic in using company resources for personal use. The leader, ruffled by the challenge,  appealed to her superior position over the clerk and spoke of he...
by Duane Covrig
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Following, Leading, and Managing: Roles of Administration

The chair of my department and soon to be Dean of our School of Education, Robson Marinho, reminded me that American higher education has more faculty governance than higher education in most other countries. As an internationa...
by Duane Covrig
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Car Brakes

Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, part 2

In Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, part 1, we examined the importance of the ordinary, mundane experiences that shape the life of the leader as found in Reggie McNeal’s, A Work of Heart: Understanding ho...
by Alexander Voigt
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