Tag Archives: Coaching

Focus on changing one thing

When I was a pastor a young mother came to be with numerous problems that were causing a lot of difficulty. She described some of them to me and admitted she often felt overwhelmed by all the negative things that … Continue reading

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The fork in the road

  The great philosopher Yogi Berra is well known for saying, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” That’s good advice because if you remain at that juncture of your life you are stuck there. The … Continue reading

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Overcoming limitations

A young wife was cooking a meat loaf when her husband walked in. As she started to put it in the oven he noticed she cut the ends off the meatloaf. He asked why she did that, and his wife … Continue reading

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How a coach helped me

A few years ago the organization I worked for hired a coach to train the executive staff on coaching techniques. Not only did we receive hours of training we had the opportunity to have our own coach for a year. … Continue reading

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How many options are there?

One mindset that often limits our success in any endeavor is to think that we must choose between two options.  As a church leader and as a business owner I would have people ask, “Do you think we should do … Continue reading

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Who are you developing?

For 14 years I served as a Resource Minister for our denomination. That entailed me directly working with 133 churches in my area. I tried to provide whatever assistance they requested. A common complain I often heard was the lack … Continue reading

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Four quadrants of success

In his book, Off the Bench Leadership: Be Better Than Your Best, Jerry Busone discusses four quadrants of success in sales: skill, capacity, value and effort. What really stood out to me was that of the four, only the last one … Continue reading

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What is leadership?

Read a hundred books on leadership, and you’ll probably find almost that many different answers to the question, “What is leadership?” One of my favorites comes from one of my favorite books on leadership, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow … Continue reading

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The Power of Coaching

A few years ago when I was on staff of our regional ministries we were trained in coaching. Since then I have been privileged to have coached a number of people in and out of ministry. My doctoral thesis was … Continue reading

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