4 Ways to Find Yourself Again When You Feel Lost as a Leader

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 […]

How to Stay Encouraged When You Feel Hopeless and Frustrated in Leadership

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 […]

Friendships in Leadership: They’re Possible and Necessary

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 […]

3D Leadership

delegate, develop, and detour like Jesus

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.

How to Lead from Your Core Values

Mission statements are important. A great mission statement will succinctly express your primary purpose and goal for your organization. Whether it is formally stated or not {hint, it should be} there is always a reason why a company is formed, organization is launched or business is started. But a mission statement shouldn’t stand alone. It […]

faith

the spark that ignites passion for life and purpose for living

Why is faith so important? Because it always points us to a life of significance.   God has big plans for you – plans to give you a future filled with hope. It is important to have faith in yourself and in your ability, but even more essential that you have faith in God, the Creator of […]

Friendship Famine

Excerpt from Soar Magazine

Let’s be honest, finding authentic friendship is a very real issue for many leaders. Often for women in leadership, there aren’t other women leading with her in the same organization, and forming friendships with superiors or subordinates at work can create unique workplace challenges. Ladies who lead may also experience difficulties of cliques, judgments, and […]

How to Lower Your ‘Freak Out Factor’ During Event Planning

Leaders have many opportunities to ‘freak out’ on a daily basis. Between big expectations for success and dreaded encounters confronting problems, there are daily projects, meetings, conversations, and events that pile on the pressure…and event planning can topple the most calm leader over into crisis if she doesn’t know these simple steps to a creating a […]

Why Embracing Change Can Make You a Better Leader

Would you consider the process of metamorphosis worth emerging as a butterfly? The only way for a cute caterpillar to become a beautiful butterfly is to undergo the great change while isolated in a rather unattractive blanket of chrysalis. The process is both puzzling and amazing! I must wonder whether I would choose to change […]