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Communicators that Think Strategically: It’s all about the big picture

Strategic Thinkers notice patterns and trends in information. They see how everything fits together and quickly analyze options for taking action. Every action they take is an integral part of a greater plan with a bigger goal, because they always have the future in mind. For them, words are chosen carefully to express the results…
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Caught in Reverse Delegation

By Annie Perdue Olson | September 17, 2019 |

You thought you were clear … but the message didn’t land >> you know because what you delegated didn’t happen and now you’re scrambling to get it done. When leaders ‘take things back on’ it’s time to STOP and take notice. It’s ‘delegation in reverse’ and remember if your car is in reverse >> guess…

Smooth Rough Leadership Edges

By Annie Perdue Olson | September 9, 2019 |

Every ministry leader has some rough edges. Isolation, fear, or insecurity will keep those rough edges sharp. The alternative >> engaging people, tackling complexities, and navigating confusing dynamics. But it is messy when sharp edges collide. Tough situations smooth rough edges. Relationships shine a spotlight on our flaws. It’s necessary we face these (maybe even…

From Your WHY to Your WIN

By Annie Perdue Olson | August 13, 2019 |

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…

Do’s and Don’ts of Assessments

By Annie Perdue Olson | July 25, 2019 |

Yes! I love assessments and use them regularly in coaching and facilitating training. They can be powerful tools to create awareness, offer tangible next steps to accelerate leadership and inspire people to work better together. However, they are just tools! Tools with the potential to create conversation that will build relationships needed to grow and…

What Is Influence To You?

By Annie Perdue Olson | July 17, 2019 |

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 does influence actually mean? And –…

3 R’s In Ministry Overwhelm

By Annie Perdue Olson | July 13, 2019 |

What keeps you circling in overwhelm? You probably have more to do than what you can accomplish. You get sucked into the black hole of overwhelming to-do lists. How do you sort it through and get to the God-thing over the good-thing? It helps to use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix. We get caught by putting…