Effectively Handling Anxiety as a Leader

Many leaders suffer from anxiety. If we’re being honest, everyone experiences anxiety to some degree. Here are several points to consider when the inevitable anxious times visit. Acknowledge your anxiety without denying it. Anxiety never shows up without a reason. So invite it in and try to understand why it’s manifesting right now. Ignoring your feelings... Continue Reading →

Childhood Scripting

Some people wonder why we do such "deep" digging work in peoples hearts in terms of "leadership training." My initial answer is something like; " if we layer the best 'leadership' tactics, training and skill-sets over top of messed up, hurt, broken people, what do you think you will get? You may even get people... Continue Reading →

Walls and Boundaries

We talk often about boundaries, the healthy need for them and how they define the ways you treat yourself as well as how you allow others to treat you, and how you treat others. There are physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual boundaries that you develop in order to know where you stand in life in... Continue Reading →

Leadership and Community

"I increasingly see how difficult it is to exercise authority in community. Community of any kind. We are so inclined to want authority for the honor, prestige or admiration that comes with it. Inside each of us is a little tyrant who wants power and associated recognition, who wants to dominate, be superior, and to... Continue Reading →

Love Your Neighbor(*)

Do you have an asterix on this most important commandment? Think about it. Really think about it. I am quite sure you will find an asterix somewhere. We like to think we don't have them, but they are there. If we didn't, we would be perfect. And we are not. Yet God asks us to... Continue Reading →

Dealing With Pride and Arrogance

Perhaps, one of the hardest things to recognize in ourselves is our pride. Pride can lead us to be only concerned with ourselves, seek recognition to exalt ourselves, and speak constantly without listening. You might as well have seen many arrogant people around you. They are always preoccupied with their ego, and probably, you’re struggling... Continue Reading →

Content (and)/or Satisfied?

The cartoon above is indicative of what I believe is a misunderstanding of the two words, content, and satisfied. Philippians 4 tells us this: 11 "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what... Continue Reading →

The Need to Be “Right”

5 Ways to Stop Needing to be Right Ask the age-old question: Would you rather be right or happy? Most of us would rather be happy, but we often equate being right with being happy. In fact, when you make someone else wrong, deep down inside, you don’t feel good (or right) about your actions…or yourself. That’s... Continue Reading →

Codependency / What’s Your Responsibility?

One of the biggest problems with codependency is that we don't have good if any boundaries, we don't know where we begin and when others begin and end, and we don't have any parameters around what we are responsible for and what we are not responsible for. Codependency is an excessive emotional, physical, and psychological... Continue Reading →

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