Category Archives: Coaching

Are You a Safe Leader? [Self Awareness]

Are You a Safe Leader to Follow? Are You Aware of What Happens to a Room When You Enter It? “Own your wounding or risk inflicting it on others!” I will never forget hearing that line for the first time as I listened to a podcast from Men’s Retreat session taught by John Eldredge. It […]
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Freeze-Framed! [Leaders and Hurry]

All Leaders Are in a Hurry! Why Are We In Such a Hurry? Part of being a leader is that he or she is always forwarding… looking ahead! Leaders take a look at something, and see what it “could be,” “should be,” or all of what lies ahead. They are futurists. That typically serves them […]
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Virtually Possible? [On-line Learning and Community]

Is it Possible to Have Community… Virtually? Is it even possible to build a sense of community when you are not physically present? In conference calls? In On-line tele-classes or classrooms? Within threaded discussions? Before we go after the topic… a humorous look at why virtual has its challenges and limits. Take a look! It’s […]
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The Juggling Act! [The Weekend Podcast #6]

It takes skill to know how to keep all the plates in the air! [ Ministry Formation] The shaping of skills is another tool God uses to form a leader. Psalm 78:72 says… “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” This version of the weekend podcast talks about […]
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Ending Blurry! [ Three Ways to See ]

Many leaders are fuzzy when it comes to their self-awareness. More than we’d like to admit… most of us need greater personal clarity. Trapped by the many things we can do, have to do, or are expected to do, most have little time to do the few things that we should do. And when our […]
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Ruthlessly Eliminating Hurry [ The Practice of Solitude ]

Ruthlessly… Eliminate… Hurry The promises to yourself are all now made… and even if they are not written down, desires for the New Year are now etched into our thinking. But my guess, one new discipline that did NOT make your list was the challenge to ruthlessly eliminate hurry. Awhile back, John Ortberg told the […]
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Self-Coaching [Is it Even Possible?]

Is it possible to coach yourself? I have spent some time thinking about self-coaching. I believe in two, core truths: First… You don’t get to clarity alone.” Second:  “You don’t get to courage without community.” Self-coaching has  limits and cannot be the extent of the coaching any leader receives. But… there is the “other side […]
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Failing FORWARD [The Sharpening of VALUES]

Some of the most important things about YOU… Come from some of your most difficult moments. Can YOU see you…   like God sees YOU? Do you hear Christ say of you, like the Father said to His Son… “This is my beloved son (or daughter) in whom I am well pleased?” Or, do your […]
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Quit Trading Your Time [ You Can’t Afford It ]

Time is the most prized commodity of our day. “Each of us are allotted the same amount of time every day, week, month, and year. No one get’s more than anyone else. Each of us gets the same!” That was the challenge from my friend Keith Webb (Author of the the book The COACH Model) […]
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Why the Khan Academy Changes Everything! [LBU]

What’s So Significant About Khan Academy? Sal Khan’s vision is simple… and yet it changes everything. In his own words… “Too many people around the globe don’t have access to good education materials, or they are forced to learn through a system that doesn’t properly cater to their individual needs. We think the technology exists […]
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