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3 Reasons Goals Fail and How To Avoid Them

Goals are a destination, not a checklist!  Destination guides the journey, the timetable, the route you take >> therefore, goals guide mission priorities, action steps, and to-do lists. Align activity to what is important for your ministry on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis. Without cascading your goals in this way a ministry will struggle getting…
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Are You Burned Out?

By Annie Perdue Olson | October 2, 2019 |

Ministry is hard work. The needs are plenty >> more than can be met with the resources available and the time we can devote. Navigating people dynamics and the complexities of relationships is challenging. These struggles can make each of us question our calling. Many surveys have been offered to help us understand the dilemma…

Four Confidence Building Strategies

By Annie Perdue Olson | September 24, 2019 |

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 unsure. They limit the potential of…

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…