Category: Leadership

Challenge of the Week: Write a Mission Statement

Mission Statement In a previous Weekly Challenge, I encouraged you to gather all of your institution’s strategic documents. These could be mission and vision statements, strategic goals, master plans, white papers, letters from the board or directors, or anything else that may help you begin to articulate a strategic plan for your department or shop. Refer back to these documents regularly to keep your work aligned...

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Leadership Series: Praiser

This is the last of a six part series on leadership by Geoff Van Berkel from Calvin College and Eco Green Supply. Read the previous installments below: Introduction Visionary Accountability Empathetic Listener Motivator Praiser One of my previous supervisors had a great tradition. On the morning of Graduation Day (the busiest and most high profile day of the year on our campus), once everything was set...

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Leadership Series: Motivator

This is the fifth of a six part series on leadership by Geoff Van Berkel from Calvin College and Eco Green Supply. Read the previous installments listed below and stay tuned every Friday for more. Introduction Visionary Accountability Empathetic Listener Motivator I am writing on motivation as I sit in my truck watching my 13-year-old son’s first Little League practice of the season. It is, of...

Leadership Series: Empathetic Listener

This is the fourth of a six part series on leadership by Geoff Van Berkel from Calvin College and Eco Green Supply. Read the previous installments listed below and stay tuned every Friday for more. Introduction Visionary Accountability Empathetic Listener I am convinced that for the most part people want to be known. Our society makes that a challenge. Texts, Facebook, email, and other non-personal ways...

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Leadership Series: Accountability

This is the third of a six part series on leadership by Geoff Van Berkel from Calvin College and Eco Green Supply. Read the previous installments listed below and stay tuned every Friday for more. Introduction Visionary Accountability Truthfully- how many of us like to be held accountable, in life or at work? For many years now I have involved myself in accountability relationships with other...

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Leadership Series: Visionary

This is the second of a six part series on leadership by Geoff Van Berkel from Calvin College and Eco Green Supply. Read the Intro here and stay tuned every Friday for more. Visionary I have a large family. 8 kids- no joke. 5 of my 8 kids were not born into our family. They were brought in through adoption from a third world country in...

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Leadership Series: Introduction

This six-part series begins the single most important conversation we can have on The Campus Green and within our own institutions: Leadership. I can think of no better individual to begin this conversation than Geoff Van Berkel. Geoff’s passion and drive are only overshadowed by his thoughtfulness towards his work and others. Hold on to your seats and check back in every Friday because this series...