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Hey Pastors, What’s Your Leadership Style_

Do you trust people or fear people? Maybe you demonstrate a mixture of the two, or perhaps you lean heavily toward one or the other. According to my friend and mentor Bob Dale, the extent to which a pastor fears or trusts those in his/her congregation will have a significant impact on the pastor’s leadership

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What Bonhoeffer Says About Listening

For a few weeks now I have been in a book study with some other Christian leaders in my home city. We are reading Bonhoeffer’s classic book Life Together. It’s a great read and one that has tremendous insight and application for our day. As a Christian coach, I was especially humbled by one particular

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Four Ways to Improve Your Coaching

How can a coach — no matter her or his level of experience — improve? There is no secret to improving; it takes focus, consistent effort and a willingness to grow. That said, there are four basic ways we as coaches can up our game. Like the bases of a baseball diamond, you need to

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Top 10 Misunderstandings about Coaching

What do some people think when it comes to coaching?  Well, they think the wrong things.  Here are ten of the most common misunderstandings I’ve seen or heard from coaches and non-coaches alike: 1.     Coaches mostly give advice.  People who know next to nothing about professional coaching assume it’s a lot like mentoring or advising. 

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What I Learned from Dean Smith

The longtime coaching icon Dean Smith died earlier this month. Newspapers here in North Carolina haven’t stopped running coverage of his life, his death, and his legacy in the weeks since his passing. His was a life of such substance that he left an incredibly large wake. I was on an airplane when I heard

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3 Steps to Getting Rid of Your Best Employees

If you have a team member you’d like to get rid of (but you lack the courage or ability to just let him go), then I have three steps you can take to make his life so miserable he will want to quit. Consider this information an early Christmas present. Abolish Autonomy. This is easy.

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