Goal Setting and Leadership

goal settingIn World War II, Winston Churchill referred to the actions of the Russian leadership when he said, “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside and enigma.” For many that describes how they feel about the leadership of the church today. Pastors, lay leaders, and parishioners struggle with the complexities and tensions of leading the church, both organizationally and spiritually, while unbelieving skeptics observe from afar. Goal setting can change that. Continue reading “Goal Setting and Leadership”

Understanding Purpose

understanding purposeUnderstanding purpose gives clarity and vision when you look at the future. But what if you’re unsure of your purpose? Purpose seems to be a buzzword these days. Millions have purchased Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. Without question, the age-old question “Why am I here?” is one every human being ponders. We all want to know why we are here and what it is that we should be doing. Continue reading “Understanding Purpose”

Coaching Transitions In Leader’s Lives

Transitions: Promise and Peril

Coaching transitions in a leader’s life draws on a coach’s skill in helping coaching transitionsthem discern God’s true agenda in a time that may call for equal parts letting go and getting on with life. New, exciting opportunities come to capable leaders in transition – and the rush of taking on a new challenge seems especially appealing when what we were doing before has come to a frustrating end. But how do you figure out if that new position or new idea is God’s open door or if it is an Ishmael: close to the mark, but more a product of your own need to accomplish something than it is a result of God’s plan. This is where coaching transitions can be helpful. Continue reading “Coaching Transitions In Leader’s Lives”