Two months ago we shared the exciting news of a strategic shift to our leadership. After 11 years of faithful service at Halftime, our tenured CEO, Dean Niewolny, transitioned into a position as Chairman of the Board while new Co-Executive Directors, Jim Stollberg and Tom McGehee, took the lead. As CEO, Dean’s Spirit-led leadership, faithful stewarding practices, and strategic vision have allowed us to expand our reach and equip countless leaders for Kingdom impact around the globe. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with
Announcing: Halftime Institute Makes Strategic Shift in Leadership New Co-Executive Directors with extensive experience to take the lead as tenured CEO transitions into Chairman role. As a valued member of the Halftime community, we want you to be the first to hear of a recent strategic shift to our leadership: We are excited to announce that new Co-Executive Directors with extensive experience will take the lead as our tenured CEO, Dean Niewolny, transitions into a position as Chairman of the Board. First,
Cohort (noun): A community of like-minded peers who are tackling real challenges, encouraging each other with sound wisdom, and seeking to live with purpose no matter the circumstances. At Halftime, we have found that there is power in connecting with others who are on a similar journey. The Cohort is an integral component of the Fellows Program. Each Fellow belongs to a Cohort, which connects them with a tight-knit
In the previous article, we defined the term ‘trigger for transformation’: the unanticipated challenges that serve as inciting incidents, setting our stories in motion. These times of transition often catalyze us to embark on a journey toward greater impact. However, this journey can feel aimless or overwhelming if we don’t have a clear vision of where we are headed. Instead, we each need a target for transformation which we direct our energy and efforts toward. Habit 2 from Stephen R.
We all recognize the “inciting incidents” from the stories we love -- the moment in any book or movie where the protagonist is thrust into action and the story’s plot is set into place. Often entirely outside of their control, the main characters face a sudden challenge that requires them to accept and respond to what author, Joseph Campbell, referred to as the ‘call to adventure’. From Dorothy being swept away by a tornado in The Wizard of Oz to
By: Dr. Rhonda Kehlbeck, Vice President of Admissions at Halftime Institute “Who is our customer? What does the customer consider value? What is our business?” -Bob Buford (1939-2018) Why do these questions hold so much weight? In order to stay focused on your mission, it’s important to take time to regularly return to these musings originally posed by Peter Drucker. When Bob Buford was with us, he would continually bring us back to these simple, but very significant questions. The reason?
By: Dean Niewolny, Chief Executive Officer of Halftime Institute “Giving is not a result— changed lives are.” -Bob Buford (1939-2018) Gratitude and giving seem to go hand in hand. As we reflect on and appreciate all that we have received, we can’t help but pay that generosity forward. While the topic of giving is fresh on the minds of many during the holiday season, we invite you to take a moment to pause and consider The Finish Line of Faithful Giving
We are so grateful for the sacrifice and bravery of those who have served and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces. In honor of Veterans Day, we are featuring the story of Halftime Alum, Major General Chris McPadden. At the end of a successful military career, Major General Chris McPadden knew that he wanted to navigate his transition to civilian life prayerfully and carefully. After 35 years of service, Chris was faced with a
By: Halftime Alum Jim Beckett, Founder and CEO of Beckett Interests Inc. “Go big or go home. Focus; don’t do dribs and drabs.” -Bob Buford (1939-2018) What are you going to do to gain significance? This was the question that Bob Buford posed to me when we first met thirty years ago. As an advocate for plural mentorship, I had previously identified seven highly respected men from whom I planned to seek wisdom. Bob was the first name on my list
BOB BUFORD is known for being the voice of a generation, a prolific author, speaker, and philanthropist whose immense and widespread contribution to business leadership, personal transformation, and the growth of the modern church cannot be measured. Bob’s book Halftime began a movement of an entire generation of successful business professionals transitioning to a LIFE OF EVEN GREATER SIGNIFICANCE and eventually to the creation of the Halftime Institute. Join us as we honor his legacy by exploring Bob Buford's Top Ten Values over the course of the year.