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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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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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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