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The Urgency of Encouragement relationships Mar 04, 2021

We think of encouragement as a “nice to have” thing to lift us up on the bad days and supercharge our good days. What if it is not a “nice to have” but a truly necessary thing that we need? What if we are challenged in scripture to give encouragement daily?

“But...

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Let Empathy Influence How You Lead relationships Feb 25, 2021

In recent blogs, we have talked about why practicing empathy in the moment is important and what empathy is not. So, how does developing your empathy add value to how you lead?

Imagine a situation where your team member is not measuring up. They missed a deadline. They blew up at a co-worker or...

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Four Things Empathy is Not relationships Feb 18, 2021

Empathy is a powerful emotion that can generate deeper understanding, and it is also an essential skill in every single leadership conversation. The productive dialogue that flows from an empathetic viewpoint  offers alternative perspectives, increases productivity and generates buy-in...

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Practicing Empathy in the Heat of the Moment relationships Feb 11, 2021

Mothers and daughters often don’t see eye to eye. Last week, I had one of those not so fun mother-daughter interactions with my nine year old. She was getting emotional and so was I. However, her emotions were falling out all over the place and mine were tightly held inside. 

I...

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Why should I be a mentor? relationships Jan 12, 2021

Being a mentor will cost you something: time, effort, energy. Busy leaders have limited capacity and many things that make demands on that capacity. So, why would you even consider being a mentor?

Some become a mentor because they see the long range impact of developing the next generation of...

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Expand Your Mentorship Circle relationships Jan 05, 2021

Achieving our goals has gotten trickier in the last year. As we head into a new year, I would like to propose that a key factor in reaching our 2021 goals may be expanding the way we think about mentoring.  

The act of learning through mentoring can come in many shapes and sizes....

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So, You’re looking for a mentor relationships Dec 30, 2020

Great leaders have personal growth plans. No matter how seasoned of a leader you are, we all have potential for growth. Someone out there is further along. Someone out there has experience to add to your thinking. Someone out there has questions you haven’t even thought to ask. 

Here...

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Give the Gift of Mentorship: Can Mentorship Be Reciprocal? relationships Dec 24, 2020

We have heard that it is better to give than to receive. The beauty of reciprocity is that when it comes to mentoring both giving and receiving can co-exist.

Mentoring, however, is not on the “radar screen” for everybody. It may be easier to put mentoring to the side because of the...

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