Leadership Development

RACI Decision-Making Matrix

One of the most important things that leaders and teams do is make decisions. If you've ever been involved in decision-making for a team or organization, you know that clarifying and communicating the process is critically important. I have found the RACI "responsibility" model to be very helpful for the teams I...

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GROW: A Leadership Coaching Tool

Here's a simple tool to help you in your leadership coaching conversations: GROW Goals – what are your top 3 goals? Reality – how’s it really going and how do you know? (Have metrics) Options – what options do you have to achieve the goals? Will – what will you do and when?   What are some...

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Leadership & Bearing Pain

"You can exercise and sustain personal leadership only to the extent of your capacity to bear pain. If you can bear only your own pain, then you can’t really lead. If you can respond to and bear only the pain of your family, then your family represents the full scope...

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Authenticity and Feedback

Developing a culture of authenticity and feedback is a core competency for leadership. The momentum and success of your team depends upon the health of your team. This is nothing new. Patrick Lencioni explores this in-depth in his Five Dysfunctions of a Team (dysfunction #1 being "the absence of trust")....

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3 Reasons Why I Love Leadership Network

For the past 2 years, I've had the opportunity to be a part of Leadership Network's Next Generations Pastors Learning Community. It was a life-transforming, ministry-expanding experience. Here are three reasons why the experience was so personally impacting and why I appreciate Leadership Network: 1) Leadership Network helps me grow beyond...

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