Nancy James is a leadership development trainer who has developed dozens of customized learning experiences for corporations across the world, including serving as a program director for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. She has been associate dean for executive education at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and more recently has been a human resource executive for the United States Postal Service. She has been a member of the faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) since 1995. At one time she managed CCL’s most popular program, Looking Glass Experience. James holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Mississippi State University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business. She is a Eucharistic minister and lector in her parish in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Leaders need to be aware of the mental blocks that prevent them from being open to new perspectives and ways of working.
Conversations about solutions often begin with what isn’t possible. But starting with what you love about possible options can energize and motivate your team.
Executives who can articulate what they learned from failed choices can recover and move on. The key to learning to do that is to ask for and offer clear feedback.
A new grant is available to support endeavors that help children come to know and love God and grow in faith.
The Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative aims to support programs that help congregations strengthen worship and prayer practices that respect how children experience God and express their faith, include children with disabilities, draw upon the arts, create opportunities for Bible storytelling, and connect worship to the daily lives of children and families.
Sign up for an information session on Feb. 26 or 27 to learn more about eligibility and application guidelines.