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Four Confidence Building Strategies confidence Nov 23, 2022

You’re a ministry leader. People are at the heart of your job. Your job is to get the ministry done through others: your staff and volunteers. What if they lack confidence? People often don’t believe in themselves. They are timid to act. Maybe they hesitate because they’re just...

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Episode 48: Helping Others Embrace Change change podcast Nov 22, 2022

We are facing some changes in our ministry. It's exciting for some, scary for others. What ideas do you have for how to keep the change going forward and bring people along?

One of the challenges of leadership is guiding a group of people through change. People have different needs during...

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Smooth the Rough Leadership Edges leadership Nov 16, 2022

Every ministry leader has some rough edges. Isolation, fear, or insecurity will keep those rough edges ragged. The alternative: engaging people, tackling complexities, and navigating confusing dynamics. Remember though, it is messy when rough edges collide.

Tough situations smooth rough edges....

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Episode 47: Leading From Your Center podcast Nov 15, 2022

As a woman in leadership, I find myself vacillating between pushing hard with intensity OR getting small when there is a lot of push back. I'd like to live more in the center. What are your thoughts on how to do that?

Uniquely, for women in leadership, there’s a see-saw that we can ride...

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Episode 46: Why Leaders Need To Ask Questions communication podcast Nov 09, 2022

Conferences that you attend are wonderful moments to step out of the day to day to reflect and learn with others. I had the honor of joining the LeadBold gang at last week’s conference and I’d love to share a few nuggets for leadership.

Courage to Lead

I resonate with what I hear...

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Your WHY to your WIN leadership Nov 09, 2022

Do you know your WHY? Behind every ministry is a deeper why. There is a reason we do the ministry we do. A reason that compels us to serve others. A mission to achieve. A difference to make. An impact to create.

If you know your WHY, how do you turn your WHY into a WIN?

The barriers to...

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What is influence to you? influence Nov 02, 2022

The word influence is thrown around often in leadership. We know that great leaders are influencers. As ministry leaders, we are hungry to learn how to influence as we lead others in accomplishing mission, to influence with integrity, to influence in a way that leaves a legacy. 

But what...

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Episode 45: Reshape the Conflict Triangle podcast relationships Nov 01, 2022

How do we avoid situations where the team talks about each other when there is some underlying conflict or frustration instead of talking to each other?

One of the most challenging aspects of leading your dream team is the human dynamics that emerge in communication, collaboration, or conflict....

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Episode 44: Powerful Questions for Great Conversations communication podcast Oct 25, 2022

Every leader is engaging in all kinds of conversations every single day. Some simple, some more complex, and others somewhere in-between. Great leaders are always looking for ways to engage conversations with more savvy. 

And if you want to ramp up your conversion skills, asking the right...

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Decision Making: Rolling It Out decision making innovation Oct 24, 2022

Even some of your team’s greatest innovative ideas can unfortunately fall flat and never reach the point of implementation. Ideas generated through brainstorming followed by engaging in expansive thinking finally become great ideas when they are seen to stand the test of scrutiny.

Jumping...

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Episode 43: Unnecessary Isolation In Leadership overwhelm podcast Oct 18, 2022

You’ve probably heard, “It’s lonely at the top” and as a leader, you’ve probably felt it even if you’re not at what might be considered the “top”. Leadership can be very lonely and isolating. And, it’s not often easy to find the advice and...

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Episode 42: Presenting New Ideas That Get A "Yes" communication podcast Oct 11, 2022

How do I present an idea to the leaders in my organization so it has the best chance of being received?

Consider these on what might increase your chances of getting consideration for your idea.

Content is KING

First of all, content is king! I was so flustered at the suggestion to avoid...

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