Have You Arrived?

Last week I had the privilege of hanging out with leaders from two amazing organizations.   For years I have watched these organizations from afar and admired their success. Catalyst creates leadership experiences (conferences) to “shape leaders in the church”.  I have attended this conference for 6 or 7 years and every year they amaze me.  […]

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Killin' Me

“This is the only leadership life I get, my one and only shot at following God the way I feel him prompting me to do so.” Bill Hybels Axiom I read this quote this weekend from Axiom by Bill Hybels and it’s been killin’ me ever since. Am I following God and leading in the […]

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Killin’ Me

“This is the only leadership life I get, my one and only shot at following God the way I feel him prompting me to do so.” Bill Hybels Axiom I read this quote this weekend from Axiom by Bill Hybels and it’s been killin’ me ever since. Am I following God and leading in the […]

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Leading in Shades of Grey

Leadership is messy. I find myself saying this phrase often.  I think one of the most challenging things about leadership is that most times things are not clearly black and white… answers are not always obvious… making decisions is not easy.  If they were, leadership would be easy and, dare I say, perhaps not even […]

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Quote to Ponder

I’ve been pondering this one lately… Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. from Tribes by Seth Godin As you start dreaming for 2009, are you willing to face the discomfort necessary to lead the vision in your heart?

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Create a place where people WANT to work

As the leader of a team of staff I feel a great responsibility to create an environment where people WANT to work, a place where people are hoping to get hired and those that are here are so excited to be a part. So, what do you think? What does it take to create a […]

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Random Leadership Observation

Good Monday Morning!  Here’s one of my random leadership observations to get your week off to a good start: People are not predictable.  You can’t control them – quit trying!  Set up systems and boundaries but be willing to create flexibility for how things get done within those boundaries.  You will wear yourself out and […]

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What I’m Learning

Enjoy the opportunity NOT to lead Oftentimes I find myself so programmed to take the lead that I don’t know what to do with myself when I’m in situations where I don’t have to.  This week I was at a conference with some fellow staff members, all of whom are amazing leaders, and I kept […]

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What I'm Learning

Enjoy the opportunity NOT to lead Oftentimes I find myself so programmed to take the lead that I don’t know what to do with myself when I’m in situations where I don’t have to.  This week I was at a conference with some fellow staff members, all of whom are amazing leaders, and I kept […]

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More Harm than Good?

“A leader is a person who must take special responsibility for what’s going on inside him-or herself, inside his or her consciousness, lest the act of leadership create more harm than good.” Parker Palmer, “Leading from Within” OUCH! As a leader, are you keeping up appearances or are you taking responsibility for your personal spiritual […]

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