Tag Archives: leadership skills

Can you Hear Me? The Skill of Listening

Learning to listen well has been a life long challenge for me, and maybe for some of you. Many of us can get caught in defensive listening. Defensive listening is the temptation to listen looking for an error, or to formulate a response or a rebuttal before the person has finished speaking. Sometimes we listen through…
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All about Heart :: Michael Rose

Meet Michael Rose, the founder and Director of IamSignificant.ca.  In this short video Michael introduces IamSignificant.ca at it's very foundations- Heart.  Michael gives a brief overview of the resources available with IamSignificant.ca and also explains Christian Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction for cultivating more, vibrant meaningful lives.  Get a fuller picture of the heart that infuses IamSignificant.ca and…
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The New Scorecard – Church

There is a chronic issue that is burning out pastors and church leaders all over North America.  It creates the environment for workaholism and often seriously sidelines many genuinely called and gifted ministers of the Good News.  The root of much of this toxicity has to do with the way many evaluate and judge the success or failure of Church communities. …
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One Size Fits All Spirituality? – Ministry

As a recovering "Big Box" church pastor, I understand a lot of the challenges that face pastors. I have experienced the challenge they face to keep the church rolling, to provide a great Sunday service, and because of the size, the most efficient way to teach and minister to folks is the familiar meeting style.…
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12 Traits of Inspired Leadership

"The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve." - John Stott Inspired Leadership flows from a growing maturity on the part of the…
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Compassion in Leadership

As we continue in our Character of Leadership Series, we will explore the trait of compassion.  Compassion is our ability as people and as leaders to see the world through the eyes of another, to understand what motivates and inspires others, what gives them joy and what weighs heavy on them. It's different than empathy,…
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Change is a Process

As leaders, we need to come to grips with the fact that everything is in a process of change continually; as we live life, build, create, sell or renovate things are changing.  Even when things are left alone, the reality is they too change, they decay, time has a way of changing everything!  To come to…
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Measurable Outcomes Keep Us on Target

Setting specific, measurable goals and objectives is key in project management - like planning a road trip, you know where you want to head. You take the time to plan;  you map your route, where you will grab meals, re-fuel and where you will spend the nights.  It is really helpful to set specific mid-way…
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Hope Inspiring Leaders

Hope is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your team. It is the spark that will help your team to keep going, even in the toughest times. If you are a leader, then there are people who are looking to you for hope. Whether they are clients with needs, team members…
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It Costs to Care

For those who would like to build a team in which team members feel cared for, there will be some costs associated. The costs of caring, which can be seen even in the simple gesture of the photo (left), are: Time. Time is precious. To care for your team members you will need to spend…
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