I’ve often said that I was born with an extra large bucket of optimism. I remember the one day a consultant came walking through my door at work and commented on how I always had a smile on my face. However, optimism and a smile is not necessarily evidence of joy.  Joy is something deeper.…

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In the middle of busy lives and busy leadership coupled with the reality of pandemic fatigue it would be pretty natural to preach a sermon for self-care challenging you to step back from “the busy” and intentionally choose activities that nurture spiritual, physical, relational and emotional health.  Yet, for many busy leaders it’s a goal…

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The ditch that runs alongside every road to great things is neglecting your “ask.” We tend not to ask for help when we need to. Why? We assume our competence depends on us alone. We don’t want to impose on others. We accept the message that we “should” be able to do it on our…

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Under the best of circumstances, being a leader isn’t always easy. In 2020, it’s become even more challenging as the world navigates crisis upon crisis and leaders are forced to make tough decisions in quick succession. Just leading yourself is hard enough. Leading a team through this is even harder. So how do you make…

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