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The Importance of Compassion + Integrity in Servant Leadership

Season 3, Episode 6. Michael teaches from Nehemiah 5 and discusses the importance of compassion and integrity with Dave Ramsey, Janet Parshall, Stephen Mansfield, and General Reno.



America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven best-selling books –Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids – have sold more than 10 million copies combined.


Janet Parshall has been consistently profiled as one of the top 100 “talkers” in Talkers magazine, the leading trade publication of the talk industry. In 2008 and 2011, Janet was awarded the National Religious Broadcasters On-Air Personality of the Year. As a radio and television commentator, author and advocate for the family, Janet speaks nationwide on public policy issues that impact family preservation and promotion. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Crossfire, Hardball, Nightline, Larry King Live, Donahue, The 700 Club, Hannity & Colmes and NewsNight with Aaron Brown, and has also appeared on various other programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBN, PBS, the BBC and NPR. Janet has also been featured in People magazine.


Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times best-selling author and a popular speaker who also leads a media training firm based in Washington, DC.

He first rose to global attention with his groundbreaking book The Faith of George W. Bush, a bestseller that Time magazine credited with helping to shape the 2004 US presidential election. The book was also a source for Oliver Stone’s award-winning film “W.” Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George WhitefieldWinston ChurchillPope Benedict XVI, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Publishers Weekly described his book, Killing Jesus, as “masterful.”

Stephen’s humorous but fiery Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men has inspired men’s events in the US and abroad. His more recent The Miracle of the Kurds has been selected as “Book of the Year” by Rudaw, the leading Kurdish news service. As a result of this book, Mansfield has become a respected voice in support of the Kurds against the evils of ISIS in the Middle East.

Stephen speaks widely about men, leadership, faith, the lessons of history, and the forces that shape modern culture. He also leads a media training firm, The Mansfield Group, that has worked with top politicians, CEOs, rock stars, major publishing firms, and educational institutions around the world.


A three-star general, author, professor, and Senior Advisor at Cedarville University, Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret)Loren Reno earned a BA in comprehensive science and education from Cedarville University,Ohio; an MS in systems management from University of Southern California; completed military and national security studies at Air University; graduate studies at Harvard University, Syracuse University, and University of North Carolina.

Loren loved teaching and coaching, and his path took him to both at the highest levels, before working his way up through the ranks in the military. During 38 years in the US Air Force, he was a 5-time commander in maintenance and logistics, served in combat, and led organizations small and large, before retiring in the grade of Lieutenant General. His wife and three children followed him as he moved from the flight lines at air bases to the corridors of the Pentagon, from positions in aircraft operations and maintenance to logistics and leadership. Presently the Senior Advisor at his alma mater, Cedarville University, Loren loves music, reading, and traveling, and he still teaches and coaches.

Author of 10 Leadership Maneuvers: A General’s Guide to Serving and Leading.

Michael Easley

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