The Narrow Place

“If you want to reach any worthy goal at all or do anything significant for God, you will find you always have to go through a narrow place.  Any time God leads you toward a broader place – a position of great influence, a greater enjoyment in life, or a fulfilled desire – you will […]

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Pain = Change

I wish that equation wasn’t true. But most of us aren’t willing to change our habits and behaviors until we start experiencing pain from them. The loneliness of being left out = vulnerably reaching out to create community Life and relationships destroyed = an addict’s willingness to finally admit their problem And for leaders, Lackluster […]

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Next-Best-Step Decisions

Seems like the longer I lead the more numerous and complicated decisions I face.  Good decision making is the mark of a great leader, so the journey to being a good decision-maker is a priority for me. Most of our decisions in life and leadership will be “next-best-step” decisions.  What is the next best step […]

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Being a Catalyst Leader

I knew I would love Brad Lomenick‘s new book, The Catalyst Leader, because I’ve loved Catalyst since the day I attended an event.  These are my people.  This is my tribe. Now that I’ve actually finished reading the entire thing, I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes and reminders from it: Ambition […]

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The 6 "Be's" of Communication

No one prepared me for the complexity of communication.  It complicates our relationships and our workplaces.  It slows us down and it trips us up. The more I study great relationships and great organizational cultures, the more frequently I find effective communication at the center of their success. You’ve likely heard the axiom “everything rises […]

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The 6 “Be’s” of Communication

No one prepared me for the complexity of communication.  It complicates our relationships and our workplaces.  It slows us down and it trips us up. The more I study great relationships and great organizational cultures, the more frequently I find effective communication at the center of their success. You’ve likely heard the axiom “everything rises […]

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God's Favorite Place On Earth

My friend Frank Viola has just released a new book called God’s Favorite Place on Earth that could literally change your relationship with God, help you defeat bitterness, free you from a guilty conscience, and help you overcome fear, doubt and discouragement once and for all. This is a book that will jar you out […]

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God’s Favorite Place On Earth

My friend Frank Viola has just released a new book called God’s Favorite Place on Earth that could literally change your relationship with God, help you defeat bitterness, free you from a guilty conscience, and help you overcome fear, doubt and discouragement once and for all. This is a book that will jar you out […]

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Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Systems and routine are good.  I believe in them.  I advocate for them.  Most of the time I fight diligently for them. And then sometimes I blow them up. As good as systems and routine are for creating good habits, structure and behavior, they can also breed complacency, contentment and comfortability. When we get too […]

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Kicking Off Another Coaching Group

I’m currently putting together another group of dynamic women leaders for my next coaching group.  I would love for you to be a part of it! Some of my best leadership development has occurred in the context of a small group of peers who find themselves wrestling with the challenges of daily life as a […]

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