Leadership

4 Simple Things for Planning 2013

2013 What will you do with it? How will you steward it? How will you lead through it? The New Year naturally builds momentum.  Everyone has at least some degree of expectancy and hope for the year ahead.  As a leader, this is a huge opportunity for you to steward!  Lead your team through some […]

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LifeWay Women Live

We had some technical difficulties for Tuesday’s webcast of LifeWay Women Live.  Here’s the video if you’re interested in checking it out! God uses women leaders to impact His kingdom. How do we teach women to lead in today’s church? What does that even look like? Together let’s discover what we can do to raise […]

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Leadership Tensions: Discipline vs. Relaxing

Mondays are supposed to be reserved for my Leadership Tensions series, but I gotta be honest… in our final week leading up to Christmas I really want to be shopping, baking, relaxing, enjoying time with family and friends much more than I want to be disciplined to write thought-provoking ideas. Can anyone relate? So really, […]

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To Be Unimpressive

For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.” 2 Corinthians 10:10 “He is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing” Ouch! Poor Paul.  In this passage he is sharing some criticism he had received as he teaches the Corinthians about the danger […]

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Following the Unfollowable

How do you follow a leader you don’t like, trust or respect? We’ve all been there.  Whether a terrible boss, an inexperienced volunteer leader or a struggling parent, we’ve been accountable to someone who we had trouble liking, trusting or respecting. Scripture gives us several instructions to obey and submit to the authority we’re under: […]

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Leadership Tensions: Policies vs. Filters

By title I am the rule maker and the rule keeper.  It’s kind of a given as the Executive Director of an organization. But guess what? I hate rules, policies & most procedures.  Most of the time they are a necessary evil.  On a few occasions they are necessary.  On most occasions they’re evil. Why […]

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Quiet

In her best-selling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain has affirmed half the population and become an advocate for the introverts of the world.  She has given voice to the tension introverts feel in a highly extroverted world. Seriously, reading this book was like discovering a […]

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Leadership Tensions: Criticism vs Coaching

By our nature as leaders we are wired to see potential.  We are always looking for ways to improve or expand the things that we’re a part of.  Potential and possibility drive us. But the dark side of that part of our leadership is that it can also make us quite critical.  When our inability […]

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Leaders Lead Thanks

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ve had a fabulous few days with family including my amazing one year old niece.  She is just so much fun! As I’ve reflected on Thanksgiving this year, I’m reminded of the importance of how we as leaders create a culture of thanksgiving. Leaders lead others towards […]

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