Leading in Times of Crisis

Most leaders believe they’re prepared to lead through a crisis. But many of them don’t fully understand what crisis leadership entails. Faced with an actual crisis playing out in real time, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by uncertainty. Here are some touchstones to help you remember the things you need to do to maintain forward... Continue Reading →

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 →

How Then Shall We Live?

Our lives matter. So if they do, how then shall we live? Our lives indeed matter, and furthermore, we have purpose. We talk about purpose alot; but many times "purpose" is attached to "what we are going to do with our lives." What we "do" with our lives, should really be an outflow of who... 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 →

Leadership vs. Management

Both are needed. But which one suits you better taking into consideration your temperament, gifts, and talents? Ethics and virtues are necessary for both so where do you fit? Counting value vs Creating value. You’re probably counting value, not adding it, if you’re managing people. Only managers count value; some even reduce value by disabling... Continue Reading →

Leadership Through Compassion

There will always be opinions and discussion about the traits that are important to strong leadership. But there’s one trait that every successful leader must have, and that’s compassion. Compassion isn’t something you’re born with—it grows out of considerate behavior and a heart desire to see others succeed and prosper. In the organizations where I... Continue Reading →

Wisdom and Discernment

Proverbs 9:10 Tells us that " The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Why? SImply put, it's because we are not God and do not know everything as we discussed in yesterday's post. To the degree that we lack understanding, we are prone to making incorrect judgements. And since we know alot... Continue Reading →

Discovering Your Purpose

If you find yourself shuffling through your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s (or even later) and feeling the disappointment of not knowing your life purpose, be assured there’s still time. You may be surprised to discover you actually have more in common with people you have admired that seem to have achieved finding their purpose and have... Continue Reading →

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