Christians who are leading on purpose have an incredible opportunity to help connect people with their destiny. The deep yearning each individual has to know why they exist and why they are here, coupled with a life experience that offers more questions than answers, leaves a formidable emptiness. Many have tried to find their purpose within their career only to find that pouring hours into the organization has left them missing the mark. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 60% of Americans hate their job, 30% tolerate it, and 10% actually enjoy their work. It’s evident that very few find a sense of purpose in their career where they spend the majority of their time. Unfortunately, the statistics for family and marriage satisfaction are even more alarming. Continue reading “Leading on Purpose: the Benefits”
Coaching is more than asking a good question or listening more intently. It’s more than holding someone accountable or helping a person set action steps. Skills are important, but the bedrock of great coaching is the heart of a coach. I often say to new coaches, “If you have the right heart, you can make all kinds of technique mistakes and the client will still be transformed; but technique without heart is manipulation.” Continue reading “The Heart of a Coach”
One of the greatest strengths effective leaders have in their leadership influence is an ability to properly manage and control their emotions. The Bible is full of leaders reaping the consequences, both positive and negative, of responding out of emotion. Continue reading “Leadership Influence: Managing Your Attitudes and Emotions”
If you’ve never looked into finding a coach before, here are some tips on how to go about it. First, let’s look at what a personal coaching relationship looks like. You’ll meet two to three times a month with your personal coach, for 30 to 60 minutes each time (different coaches offer different packages of services). You’ll choose what you want to work on, the action steps you want to take, and set your own pace. Finding a coach helps you focus your ideas into goals and action steps, offers a listening ear and challenging questions that get you thinking, and provides the support and accountability you need to follow through.