Leadership

#OC15 Assessment Key & Notes

I had the great privilege this past week to speak at The Orange Conference.  What a fun, energizing and inspiring few days! For those of you who were there, here is the key to the assessment you took: The Extraordinary Leader Assessment ♦ = Heart Ο = Soul ★ = Mind ✖ = Strength   Here are […]

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Teams That Thrive

I love great teams.  I love building great teams.  I love building teams of great leaders. I echo John Maxwell… “everything rises or fall on leadership.”  The power of leadership through teams is exponential. Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird have recently written this great book: Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership […]

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But First…

I like to think I’m obedient. But I’m most obedient when I trust an outcome.  I’m obedient when I understand and can see the big picture. In our #LentChallenge reading for today, Jesus is teaching about the cost of following him. Luke 9:59, 61 (emphasis added) He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he […]

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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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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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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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