The Seasons of Leadership

Just a short distance from my house is new neighborhood. House after ginormous house with immaculate landscaping and well-manicured lawns compels you to envy the luxury of these beautiful homes. They are stunning! As wonderful as this neighborhood is, I don’t really enjoy it. At first I thought it was a twinge of jealousy.  Maybe […]

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Our Exasperated Longing for More

I love these AT&T commercials and I think this one is my favorite. “We want more” I can resonate with the exasperated expression of this little girl.  We want more and sometimes we have trouble putting words to that longing. We just want more. We want… more stuff more power more influence more respect more […]

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Dealing with Adversaries

Do you ever feel like you’re a magnet for naysayers? It doesn’t matter how well a Sunday service goes or how effective your latest ministry event was, there always seems to be at least one critic who has questions or complaints. In fact, you probably can instantly create a mental list of the people who […]

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Caught In the Rain

On our recent vacation, my husband and I rented a scooter as our mode of transportation.  We’re always up for a good adventure so our little two-wheeler was loads of fun until one evening as we were finishing dinner we looked up to see driving rain pelting the windows of the restaurant.  We were miles […]

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Cover to Cover

Have you ever noticed that every good drama or movie has certain ingredients? The stories tend to follow a similar pattern: Act 1: The Introduction. Gives us the essential background information. It introduces us to the important characters in our story. Act 2: The Conflict. A significant problem is introduced here. Act 3: The Climax. […]

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Is it Better To Be a Manager or Leader?

As a student of leadership, I’ve been wrestling with a question for some time… What’s the real difference between management and leadership? Leadership has become such a glamorized word in our culture.  It feels so much nicer and more inspiring than the often derogatory connotation that comes with the word management. But the longer I […]

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Coaching Group Application Deadline May 30!

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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Who Are You?

What’s your brand? In my former job I spent the majority of my time developing brand identities for artists.  I worked hard to determine the unique characteristics of the individual musician/band/singer and then figured out how to market that to set them apart from the rest of their competitors.  It was a fascinating, sometimes frustrating […]

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Don't Be a Booer

When was the last time you were booed?  Maybe it was a cutting remark from a co-worker.  Maybe it was the snarky attitude of your teenager.  Maybe it was the anonymous critic who sent a scathing email or posted a derogatory comment about you. I only saw about 30 minutes of Sunday night’s Billboard Music […]

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