From the category archives:

Stewardship

4 Indicators That You’re Serving Too Much

February 9, 2015
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Serving is an essential leadership action. It’s the first thing I tell new leaders to do when they begin a new job: serve. Don’t worry about your title or your salary. Just serve; the career advancements and the money will follow. But serving isn’t just reserved for the newest members on the team. Serving becomes […]

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Because It’s the Right Thing to Do

January 26, 2015
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You don’t always get to choose who you’ll lead. In fact, more often than not we do not get to choose our colleagues or our fellow volunteers. We rarely have much, if any, say in who’ll be our boss. Yet once we start working together, we often see areas where these teammates or fellow volunteers […]

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How to Bring Clarity to Your Team

December 3, 2014
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One of the most frustrating things a follower can experience is uncertainty about where they stand with their leader. Of course people want and need to know when they’re performing up to or above expectations. But I’ve also learned that most people want to know when they’re not performing up to par. And if they […]

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Are you Building a Legacy or a Résumé?

October 12, 2014
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I’ve written on legacy before (Will Anyone Miss You? Live Out Your Legacy and How to Build a Legacy of Leadership), but today I’m prompted to write on it from a new point of view. I’ve always wanted to live a life that has a lasting legacy, but of course I don’t get to decide […]

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Finding Contentment

October 6, 2014
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How do we secure contentment? Is being content a goal? Is it a destination, or is it our journey? Don’t we all want to be content? Is contentment a reaction to good things happening in our lives, and if so, can we be discontent when bad things happen? As a woman of faith I know […]

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Don’t Waste Your Adversity

September 29, 2014
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Adversity… the space where God does amazing things in and through us. It’s motivating to me that the word “adversity” starts with “ad.” It makes me realize that when adversity hits us we become an ad, an advertisement, a commercial. What message are we sending when adversity hits us? Are we advertising something others will want […]

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Steward Your Standards

June 26, 2014
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“Stewardship” is one of those words that’s easy to talk about but much harder to live out. One of the most difficult things a leader must steward is his or her own standards.

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Did You Lose Something?

May 5, 2014
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If you lead people, you know that at some point or another a teammate is going to leave. If their performance and commitment were lacking, it’s probably a good thing. If they were a top performer, then you’re likely quite bummed to see them go. Regardless of why they left, once they permanently step out, […]

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Pay it Forward

April 17, 2014
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Pay it forward. The phrase alone makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it? We love it when the car in front of us at the Starbucks drive through “pays it forward” by paying for our cup of coffee, and we, in turn, pay it forward by buying a cup for the car […]

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It’s About the Numbers!

January 20, 2014
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If you want to be a good leader you have to realize that it is all about the numbers. Producing the numbers is more important than anything else in business. Most of my clients will be astonished with this point of view. Let me be clear: A leader who cannot produce the numbers will not […]

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