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Appreciation matters!
Here are 7 practical tips.

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner!!
Check out some of these fun ideas on my Pinterest board …

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People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed.
– Patrick Lencioni

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Are you a fixer-of-people’s-problems??
Do you know when you let your team solve their own problems?
This may help!

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The truth shouldn’t leave a wound.
It should just leave an impact.
– Chris Hogan

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Stay tuned!!
2018 Take 5 dates coming soon …

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Leadership decisions are never in isolation from those we love… …

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6 great questions to ask those you lead!!

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If we did all the things we are capable of,
we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

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How many leadership words can you think of that start with the letter “C”?? There’s a series coming soon … stay tuned!!

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Got people?
Here’s a great list of folks each of us need in our lives!

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This Family Ministry guy is really great!
Check out Sam Luce and all his wisdom if you aren’t already familiar …

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Do those negatives hang over you like a dark cloud?  Here’s some great encouragement!

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Things change!
Communication is key.
Send the right signals.

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Relationships are messy.
I needed this reminder today:
“It’s almost impossible to persuade someone that he’s wrong.
Almost impossible to make your argument louder and sharper and have the other person say, ‘I was wrong and I will change my mind.’

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Ladies!  I’d love to have you join me for the Take 5 in November.
Check out all the details and let me know what other questions you have.

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What are you reading these days?
Here’s a list of suggestions for the remainder of the year and into 2018.
(Note:  I have not personally read all of these and there are several that I won’t be reading, but for the most part it’s a great list!)

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Asking good questions is a key component of leadership.
Here are 18 to add to your curiosity toolbox.

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Corey is another great leader to follow!!

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All of your life to this point has grown you into today.
Scars (whether internal or external) are beautiful when we
see them as glorious reminders that we courageously survived.

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Did you miss my October newsletter?
Be sure to subscribe with your email address so future communication comes directly to your Inbox.  Content in those emails are different from things you read here or on Facebook.

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No money, No team?  Likely all of us at one point or another.
Check out these great words from Carey Nieuwhof.

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“Never play the hero in the story. Play the guide.
The purpose of the leader is to be the guide, not the hero.”
– Donald Miller
#leadercast17

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Have time to sneak in a great October conference?
Check out this family ministry conference!

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Do you ask for help?  Most of us try not to at all costs (that’s for another post …).
Here’s a great read with some practical help-asking encouragement.

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Coming soon … check out a possible location near you!
Deep & Wide Tour with Andy Stanley.

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With every person and in every situation,
do we make it our goal to add value?
Here are 10 great reminders and points of encouragement.

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Have you reflected on your WHY lately?
Find a few quiet moments soon and think on your leadership why.
This will benefit you and those you lead tremendously.

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Whatever is happening around you today …

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Want to challenge yourself?
Here are 10 questions to reflect on.

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Something special for Sunday!!!
The 27th is National Just Because Day.
Think of a fun way to celebrate your team … just because!!

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Annual Volunteer Training is in full-swing in many places.  Thinking past the “big event” in August or September, here are other ways to train year-round.

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Anyone else guilty of this or is it just me?!!?

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Jason Young’s web site is a great one to check out … he’s all about leadership growth and shares much encouragement as well as challenge.

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What are your plans for Monday?  The Great American Eclipse is happening!  A local meteorologist put together some great info … be sure to be in the know, enjoy the experience and stay safe.

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Say what??
Listening is not an option in leadership.
Here are 4 dangers of choosing not to listen.

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You may be one friend away from a better marriage.
You may be one confession away from overcoming an addiction.
You may be one conversation away from getting in better shape.
You may be one introduction away from climbing out of the doldrums.
You may be one mentor away from becoming a better leader.
It’s not too late to connect with someone who will change your future.
– Craig Groeschel

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How secure are you in your leadership?
Here are some ways to measure that

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Anything that we INTEND to do requires us to be INTENTIONAL!

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A suggestion to add to your leadership listening library.
The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a great one!

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“I’m so busy” … 5 great reasons to avoid that phrase!

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To handle yourself, use your head;
to handle others, use your heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Read this week & definitely recommend!

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Desire to be an exceptional leader?  Here are 7 traits to reflect on and use as growth areas.

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Are you a healthy leader?  Check out these 25 signs to know areas you’re doing great with and areas that need to be worked on.

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“The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential of others.”
– Carly Fiorina

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Just finished!  Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.  Good read and highly recommend.

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If you need consistent doses of humor in your week, you really should follow John Crist.
H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!

Here’s a little sample for a Friday chuckle … and seriously, y’all, the sports clips are too funny!

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If we are actively seeking to grow & learn every single day,
we can say with confidence:
“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”

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Do you hire staff or recruit volunteers with their EQ in mind?
Here are 4 great questions to ask during the interview process.

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Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast is a great one to consider adding to your listening learning & growing time!

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Annoying habits?  Me?  Surely not!  Well, yep … we all have them.  The key is to identify and eliminate as often as we can.  This article is a good prompt for that.

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“We need to quit apologizing for using our gifts and start apologizing for not using them.” – Jennie Allen

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What I’ve read this week! The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone is a business book.  If you need a good just-do-it-no-excuses kick in the pants, then this should be on your reading list.  Note to my ministry friends:  the author reads the audio book and ad libs a bit with colorful language that isn’t in the paper copy.  This may or may not affect the content for you so I thought I’d give you fair warning!!

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When things are going well, have you ever made one of these dumb moves?

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Have you subscribed for email updates?  I promise not to send you crazy amounts … not more than 1-2 per month at this point … and, you can unsubscribe at any time.  The content will be different that these posts so it will definitely be worth your time!!

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Do these 10 traits of a high character leader describe you?
Which one(s) do you need to strengthen?

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Today is the Friday before the 4th of July … hope you’re planning some downtime of some sort.  Whether a large gathering with friends/family, a quiet day at home, fireworks or the beach, I hope you enjoy the day!  If you’re on Pinterest, here’s my board of red/white/blue food & fun.  Happy 4th, y’all!!

 

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I often scribble down quotes and such when I hear them.  I failed to note the source of this one, but it is a current favorite and one to ponder!
……….. If you are a leader & not self-aware, you are an accident looking for an intersection………..

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A leader works at keeping all areas of life in check … finances is a biggie for many.  Whether you are struggling, needing some suggestions or simply want to stay the course, Dave Ramsey is the guy!  We regularly listen to his daily show (via podcast) and learn answers to questions we didn’t know we even had.  We stay encouraged and challenged and focused.  Watch or listen here!

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Conference Time!  Planning to attend Global Leadership Summit 2017?
Here’s a great word on 6 themes you can expect this year.

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Shipwreck.  Not a good thing.  Watch out for these 3 lies in leadership.

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Another great podcast to add to your regular learning-on-the-go:
Craig Groeschel’s Leadership Podcast.

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Small things add up and become big things!

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A good reminder!
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. (Will Rogers)

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A word on finishing well may be just what you need in this
season of life.

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Are you unintentionally killing your momentum?
Here’s a list of 8 things to avoid.

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Need suggestions for that summer reading list?
Check out the Read to Lead Podcast.

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The Global Leadership Summit 2017 is happening all over the world on August 10 & 11.  There is a site near you and this is a conference that you don’t want to miss!  Register before 5/23 to take advantage of the early bird savings.

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5 phrases to avoid that are potentially killing your leadership.

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Would YOU want to attend the meetings you lead??
Take a look at these tips that may give a breath of fresh air to the next session with your team.

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If you’re married, consider taking this challenge over the weekend.
Your spouse will appreciate this more than you can know!