#LentChallenge

The new year comes roaring in and before I know it all my well-intentioned plans are sidelined.  As February begins I wonder what happened to my commitment to breathe deeper, to revel in scripture more, to Sabbath well and sit with God more frequently.  It happens E V E R Y year. For the last […]

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2015 Coaching Group Dates Announced!

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 high capacity leader. That’s why I believe in the power of coaching groups for intensive leadership development. I’m excited to announce that we’re accepting applications for […]

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Propel

Today is THE DAY! Propel launches officially with a week of events at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. A Bit More About Who We Are For generations women have navigated the nuances of being a woman in leadership without a roadmap, finding their way through trial and error. While there are many books, resources, and leadership networks […]

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Fight Back With Joy

I’ve never described myself as joyful and I doubt that others would assign that attribute to me either.  I suppose I thought joy was reserved for the more light-hearted and fun.  Joy felt like a privilege I wasn’t intended to possess. These were all self-conscious assumptions.  In fact, if probed I would agree that joy […]

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New Every Morning… and Every New year

Well, it’s the New Year. Ideally I would be giving five suggestions for how to best leverage your leadership or three keys to growing as a leader this year. Most years by the time January 1st rolls around I’ve written out my key goals for the year and planned out the entire calendar. But for […]

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Leaders as Curators

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you’ve offered advice to someone and for whatever reason they just didn’t listen to you?   And then someone else comes along, says the same thing and this person who you’ve been spending time with, pouring your heart and soul into, offering advice that you think […]

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5 Steps for Leading Change

Whether you’re leading an entire organization through change or coaching a staff person through a transition, leading through change is one of the most important tasks you’ll do as a leader. In leading through various seasons of change, here are 5 steps I encourage you to consider whatever change you’re facing. 1) Listen Well When […]

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Enough to Be Dangerous

I’m not old. Neither am I young. In this stage of life I want to be both.  I want the maturity and wisdom of age and experience but I want to cling to the energy and idealism of youth.  I want to believe my ideas are still new and innovative.  In fact perhaps the greatest […]

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Ever Have Leadership Questions?

When CLOUT released I had the privilege of connecting with Bob Tiede. Bob has been on the staff of CRU (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) for 43-years. He serves as the Director of Global Operations Leadership Development, and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness.  Bob just released a free […]

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Don't Ignore the Ops

Why did you get into ministry leadership? Was it to process 501 (c) (3) paperwork?  Maybe create budgets?  Build organizational charts?  Fix broken computers? Yeah, probably not. In fact, when you considered getting into ministry leadership, these things probably didn’t enter your mind.  You didn’t study accounting, HR or IT.  But while operational issues aren’t […]

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