Burnout in Leadership…and life

The next couple of blogposts will be focused on burnout in leadership and how that led me to developing Lead Freely. A little more personal, and hopefully something you can glean from. Enjoy! I enjoy listening to Donald Miller's podcast Storybrand. Click the link above and have a read or listen, or both. He usually has … Continue reading Burnout in Leadership…and life

Are you a humble leader?

We need more of them. Somehow we have slipped into another era of robust and loud leadership, albeit relational. But humble leadership stands out in all settings. Check out this article from Harvard Business Review for a bit more technical view: https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists  Are you humble? Reflecting on the last week of Lent, referred to as the … Continue reading Are you a humble leader?

Mentorship…it’s all about relationship #leadership #coaching

We are all shaped by what came before us. We continue to be shaped by the present, and we will be shaped daily by what lies ahead. Even as we get older and become a voice that shapes others. Are you aware of the relationships you have created around you that continue to shape you? 2008 was … Continue reading Mentorship…it’s all about relationship #leadership #coaching

Community…Just like family? #values #community #identity

Family is the best picture of being a part of something bigger than ourselves. Period. I know firsthand that does not mean it is easy, neat, or clean. We bump into each other. We tolerate things we do not necessarily agree with. We argue and fight. We feel like pushing away when our space is … Continue reading Community…Just like family? #values #community #identity

Does everyone agree with you? #communication #understanding

“…right?” I used to frequently end my sentences with that modifier. My wife eventually told me to stop it. No one liked it and it was not really a question I was asking. It was just a way to get a response to a statement. Or more likely, to receive affirmation on what I wanted. … Continue reading Does everyone agree with you? #communication #understanding

Keys to Communication #communicating #relationship

In my upcoming blogposts I will be talking about communication, a subject that is at the centre of much of what I talk about. Sounds like an oxymoron, but many of us who talk a lot do not necessarily communicate well. Take a look at the media or marketing in recent weeks and you gain … Continue reading Keys to Communication #communicating #relationship