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Author: Meryl Herr

Dr. Meryl Herr is the Director of Research and Resources at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership where she designs and conducts research studies that add to the understanding of what helps marketplace leaders flourish. She also oversees the conversion of research findings into resources to support individuals in all seasons of life and leadership.

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New Year, New Intentions

I’ve never liked making New Year’s Resolutions. It’s probably because I’m terrible at keeping them.

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Giving Thx: Four Ways to Show More Gratitude to Those We Lead

Let’s talk about Ty. Not the person. Rather the shortest and quickest possible way to tell someone Thank you.

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Found: How To Recover Our Sense of Calling

Have you ever lost your calling? In a previous article, Meryl Herr explored three reasons why we can lose our sense of calling. In this article, she offers a pathway for finding it. 

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Lost: Three Reasons We Lose Our Sense of Calling

Have you ever lost your calling? It can be so unsettling and disorienting. This article explores three reasons why we can lose our sense of calling. 

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What To Do When Work Disappoints

It’s not uncommon to experience disappointment at work. In fact, sometimes work can breaks our hearts. How can we handle the grief? 

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Go the Distance

Go the Distance is a six-week cohort experience designed to help you achieve renewed perspective on your life and work. Together with your small…

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Alongside Mentoring Class

Alongside is a four-week class designed for individuals who are interested in becoming a mentor. Join us for our beta test class this fall. 

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Four Questions That Could Improve Your Mentoring Relationship

Here are four questions you could ask at your next mentoring meeting to evaluate and potentially improve your mentoring relationship.

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Overcoming Our Fear of Mentoring

You could come alongside someone who’s trying to make sense of what’s going on in their life.

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The Compassionate Leader

It’s more in my nature to want to run from suffering than toward it. So, I know I need God to transform my heart so that I’m someone who’s not afraid of suffering, pain, and weakness.

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Leading Better with Bigger Questions

We’re searching. We’re puzzling. We’re looking for connections and patterns and significance. Whether we know it or not, deep down some part of us is always asking questions.

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The Problem with Leaders

What do 18-35-year-olds from around the world think about leadership? Well, they’re less than hopeful.

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Am I a Leader?

“Am I a leader?” Does that question ever cross your mind? I used to think I was a leader, but now I’m less certain….

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