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Side by Side Conversations are More Productive communication Dec 08, 2020

When the heat turns up in our conversations the tendency is to dig in our heels and expect others to adapt to our needs. It can be difficult to modify our natural preferences and engage in dialogue that brings out the best in ourselves and others, especially when we feel “time is of the...

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Joy in the Journey confidence Nov 27, 2020

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...

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Myth of Self-Care for Busy Leaders confidence Nov 18, 2020

In the middle of busy lives and busy leadership coupled with the reality of pandemic fatigue it would be pretty easy and natural to preach a sermon for self-care challenging you to step back from “the busy” and intentionally choose activities that nurture spiritual, physical,...

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Great Things Come from Asking communication Nov 12, 2020

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...

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Lead Through The Complexity of Change change Oct 22, 2020

Change is a tricky thing. Sometimes we look forward to it. Sometimes we run from it. Regardless of how we respond, change always has a way of finding us. Learning our natural change style can help us capitalize on our strengths in seasons of change as well as  guard against potential...

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Can Just Anyone Do Strategy? communication Oct 14, 2020

Being in leadership usually means you have to get strategic about your mission. But what if you don’t think you were “built” for strategy? It’s possible that you even avoid it and just focus on the day-to-day of what needs to be done right here, right now.

What if I told...

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I Want A “Do-Over” confidence Oct 08, 2020

We all make mistakes or get results that are less than what we expected. It’s all too easy to get lost in trying to fix or overcome mistakes. Sometimes it’s okay to just let them be. Let me share an example.

Fall is a busy season for most of us. Often, new programming launches. And...

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Start that New Job Right onboarding Jul 02, 2019

In ministry, or any organization for that matter, we make significant investments when hiring leaders. Yet, multiple studies show that 40% to 50% of newly appointed leaders fail in their first 18 months. Reasons cited for why new leaders fail are:

  •   Failure to build strong relationships
  • ...
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3 R’s to Stop Ministry Overwhelm overwhelm Jun 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...

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