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Leadership

Thoughts and insights on how to be a better leader.

Resilience: How Champions Move Forward (video)

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Here's the talk I gave at DisruptHR Colorado Springs in February 2020. This is a gathering of Human Resource professionals. Click here to learn more about the DisruptHR movement. Experience and Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience masters in management and leadership presenter at the WFX National Conference presenter at DisruptHR Colorado Springs former president, Church Planters of the Rockies helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Sermon Videos To get a better feel for my style and personality, you can watch past sermons on our YouTube channel. Coaching Opportunities One of the things I enjoy the most is helping individuals or organizations reach their full potential.  It's been said, "everyone wins when a leader gets better." Guest Speaking Need an engaging speaker for your event or conference? At the moment, I am available on a limited basis to speak for seminars, workshops, or worship services. Click here to learn more. Trouble...
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When Feeling Overwhelmed, Focus on What You Can Control

By Church, Leadership
As human beings, we like to be in control. There is a (not-so-small) part of us that wants to know every detail and to have every answer ... about every problem ... every single time! In dealing with the current realities of COVID-19, I'm reminded that there are two types of situations in life: Those that we can control Those that we cannot control Since it's human nature to want to be in control, it's easy to get anxious about the things we cannot control. We worry about what the weather will be like in two weeks or if there will be long security lines at the airport. In reality, we cannot control the weather or how many other people might be traveling. The more we focus on the things we cannot control, the more anxious and overwhelmed we will feel. But that doesn't mean there aren't things we do...
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Social Distancing and the Underlying Condition of Loneliness

By Church, Leadership
Social distancing. Now that's a phrase that has catapulted into everyday conversations. In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked people to gather in smaller and smaller groups while maintaining six feet of separation. Since the virus spreads from person-to-person, creating the appropriate distance reduces the likelihood of infection and slows the spread of transmission. People who have underlying medical conditions such as chronic lung disease or asthma, diabetes, or recent cancer treatments are most at-risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. Social distancing is intended to create a safe environment for the most vulnerable among us. Medically-speaking it's an effective response to a new, unknown virus. A few days ago, I hosted a Facebook Live session to talk with people about how to remain steady under pressure. During the event, I was asked about how to handle the...
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How to Remain Steady Under Pressure – Facebook Live

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These are challenging times indeed. Quarantines, social distancing, virtual classrooms, and no sitting inside of Chick-fil-A. Here is a Facebook Live session I recorded on how to remain steady when under pressure. Experience and Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience masters in management and leadership presenter at the WFX National Conference former president, Church Planters of the Rockies helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Sermon Videos To get a better feel for my style and personality, you can watch past sermons on our YouTube channel. Coaching Opportunities One of the things I enjoy the most is helping individuals or organizations reach their full potential.  It's been said, "everyone wins when a leader gets better." Guest Speaking Need an engaging speaker for your event or conference? At the moment, I am available on a limited basis to speak for seminars, workshops, or worship services. Click here to learn more. Trouble Sleeping? I've...
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3 Words to Make Others Feel More Important

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Human nature clue: Everyone wants to feel important. This need to feel valued and appreciated is built into our system. It's why kids on the playground don't want to be the last one picked to play a game of pick-up basketball. Or - even worse - not picked at all. Ultimately, it's not about the missed opportunity to showcase our basketball skills. It's about not being wanted. It's about feeling overlooked and unimportant. As we grow older, we might even develop unhealthy ways of compensating for our perceived lack of importance. Bullying Bragging Giving inappropriate intimacy New cars New wife or husband Bigger house Another new wife or husband Workaholism Chemical addiction Sexual addiction Another new car Sarcasm Belittling others Sadly, many people are shiny on the outside and hollow inside. As a leader, spouse, parent, or friend ... how do we recognize a person's God-given need to feel important...
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