Dealers in Hope

Leaders are (or should be) “dealers in hope”.  Do you give hope to those you lead? Do you encourage their hearts? Do you know how? Following are some thoughts from James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s book – A Coach’s Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders. Genuine acts of caring uplift the spirits and draw people forward. … Continue reading Dealers in Hope

Leading By Example – Some Questions for Evaluation

Leading by example – I am sure you have heard that and probably often said it.  The question for all of us – are we actually living it?  Or do we sometimes feel that because of our position we somehow are exempt from the “rules”. Another question – do we really know what our values … Continue reading Leading By Example – Some Questions for Evaluation

Empowering Ministry and Nonprofit Leaders

One of my primary passions is coming alongside Christian leaders and helping them to become more effective in their calling. To grow in this area I signed up with Ministry Coaching International and began their certification process, which has been a blessing.  This week, I received my certification as a leadership coach! As part of the process, … Continue reading Empowering Ministry and Nonprofit Leaders

The Ten Commitments of Leadership (plus one)

James Kouzes and Barry Posner are widely recognized experts in the field of leadership.  Their book, The Leadership Challenge, is considered a classic in leadership literature. They also have a 2010 book out – A Coach’s Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders that is excellent. In that book they list The Ten Commitments of Leadership that … Continue reading The Ten Commitments of Leadership (plus one)

“Wherever You Are…Be Fully There” – Smart Phones and Meetings

You are in a meeting making your presentation – a presentation that you have spent many hours on and have fretted over.  You have poured yourself into this project.  The others in the meeting have asked for your presentation as they know your passion for the subject and have said that they really want to … Continue reading “Wherever You Are…Be Fully There” – Smart Phones and Meetings

Eight Necessary Skills of a Coaching Leader

In his book, Becoming a Coaching Leader, Daniel Harkavy shares the abilities or skills that are necessary for a coaching leader.  This is a great list for any leader, but so needed if you are really intent on growing or coaching others into impactful leaders. Active Listening and Powerful Questioning – Questions have a power … Continue reading Eight Necessary Skills of a Coaching Leader

Leadership Coaching – Life Plan “Accounts”

I have been sharing some things from Daniel Harkavy’s book, Becoming a Coaching Leader. Last Friday, as I mentioned, I took the day and worked on my Life Plan as I described earlier. One of the things Daniel has you do is to develop the major “accounts” in your life and then to address what … Continue reading Leadership Coaching – Life Plan “Accounts”