DOVE International is ready for succession! After over forty years in leadership, Larry and LaVerne Kreider feel it is time for them and for the organization to begin a new phase.

In this special episode of the Larry Kreider Leadership Podcast, Larry Kreider, the founder and current international director of DOVE International, and Merle Shenk, the international director designate, share their experiences and perspectives about the succession process thus far. Listen as they discuss the communication and planning process, how to avoid things like mission drift, and the future of DOVE International.

The Four Ps:

  1. Purpose
  2. Picture 
  3. Plan
  4. Part

The Two Cs:

  • Care
  • Concern

Quotable Quotes:

  • “It might be the right decision, but the wrong timing.”
  • “You ask up, you ask down, and you ask around.”

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