The Journey Beyond Fear: 3 Pillars of Positivity

Overcoming Fear Do you need to overcome fear? Based in Silicon Valley for over 40 years, John Hagel has been a strategist and futurist working with corporate and other leaders around the world to help them understand how the world is changing and the implications for how to harness the opportunities ahead. He has just […]

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#BecauseOfATeacher Behind the Scenes and Introduction

Every year, I try to take some time away from work and “creating” to refresh my brain and develop new ideas or things that I want to try. At the start of 2020, I started a new podcast, and it is one of my favorite things that I have the opportunity to do! I have […]

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Eight Strategies to Become a Better Listener

Listening is one of the most important skills you can develop in ministry.  But most of us simply talk too much. You may have heard before, “God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we talk.” That’s true for those of us in ministry too.    People don’t […]

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4 Forces that Shape an Organization’s Success

Leaders know that culture is often the key to their organization’s success whether they’re trying to enhance employee satisfaction, boost productivity, or launch a new initiative. But all too often, they assume it will take care of itself. Corporate anthropologists Mario Moussa, Derek Newberry, and Greg Urban have a combined 75 years of experience in […]

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Servant Leaders Achieve Extraordinary Results

Servant leaders’ behaviors and traits have been known for centuries but remain ambiguous. However, the term Servant Leader was first introduced only in 1970, by Robert Greenleaf’s essay, “The Servant as a Leader.” It has risen in popularity, but it is obscure because many deride it for being soft and out of touch in this […]

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19 Positive Thinking Quotes that Empower and Motivate Us to Succeed

These positive thinking quotes can help you change your life for the better. According to numerology the number 19 represents success and achievement. Furthermore, other sources describe the number nineteen to mean order and focus. Read these positive thinking quotes and remind yourself of your unlimited potential to reach your goals and to live the […]

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20 Servant Leadership Quotes that Elevate our Thinking

Servant leadership reflects an approach that challenges traditional leadership practices today. Why? Because it focuses first on people and then the rest of the activities of leaders. The goal is to serve. Now, it is not a milk toast approach to leadership as some think. Studies show it to be the most effective and successful […]

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Five Steps to Making the Best Decision

Timing affects everything we do in life. Learning to understand where God wants us in every season of life is essential.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “Everything on earth has its own time and its own season” (CEV).  God has a plan for the transitions in your life and ministry—whether you’re considering a move to a new church or […]

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10 Ideas for Improving Classroom Culture

I originally wrote this post in 2016, and I am thinking about how it applies to the context of 2021. Here is the original image that summarizes all of the main points of the article:     It was later updated with the ideas for those in remote learning situations, which is still happening in […]

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One day at a time, repeated.

This past week, I was blessed to be interviewed by Vshred, one of the programs I used as part of my health journey, and they asked me to share a “before and after” photo with them.  I have no idea when or if they will post it to their account, but if you want to […]

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