The number of ways leaders can break trust with their teams seems infinite. Half-truths, exaggeration, and flat out lies are what we most often think of, but even small infractions can wear away at the foundation of a trusting work relationship. The secret ingredient to building trust with your team is consistency. It’s that intangible […]
Do you ever say ‘yes’ just because you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or seem uncooperative? Do you often say ‘no’ and then apologize your way back into a ‘yes’ after all? Yeah, we women, even as leaders, tend to struggle with saying ‘no’ and feeling good about it, don’t we? Why is that? […]
The more you live, work, and serve out of your strengths, the more ease you’ll experience. It sounds so obvious and too simple, huh? But let me show you what I mean. Try this handwriting test: write your name with the hand you use least. Next, write your name again with your most used hand. See how […]
Most of us are accustomed to living with a budget in mind. We know how much we can spend on groceries and our other monthly bills. We also hopefully keep a budget for our biz or ministry. We know how much we have, how much we can spend and we try to control that spending because […]
As leaders, we are always learning in our field, growing as a person, and honing our leadership savvy. Leadership is a journey of mastering our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so that we can succeed and serve others well. No matter what level of success we achieve as a leader, self-mastery is one area than […]
In my own transitions throughout the years I’ve rarely had one epiphany that snapped me out of frustration or disappointment into vigor and vision again in one moment. Instead, I’ve more often gone from a daily struggle to a weekly struggle, then felt the struggle diminish more and more over months. I’d like to say that I’ve […]
Before we delve into the very real blessing of friendship in leadership, let’s tackle the elephant in the room first. If you are a leader, or a woman, or, well, human, then you have probably been hurt by a friend. You’ve learned what disloyalty, mistrust, betrayal, or abandonment is through tough, tearful experiences. “Ugh! Why would […]
Although I love, no, LOVE, systems and strategies, I realize most of you may not. In fact, I have a feeling you may even grimace at the words. But, as boring as they sound, they actually can relieve your stress and save you time. So, I ask you to read on, my dear sister, and […]
The life of Jesus teaches many leadership concepts for leaders to embrace. Though most notable as a servant leader, he was also a teacher, mentor, nurturer, trainer, and accomplisher. Leaders become great when they model Jesus in three key elements of His leadership: delegation, development and detours.
Wisdom is one of a leader’s greatest assets. Pray for wisdom daily, and success is sure to follow.