Women, Leadership and the B-Word

Women, Leadership and the B-Word

When a male leader is direct, confident, or decisive, he’s often known by a C-word:  Confident.  Competent.  Charismatic.  He’s prized as a strong leader, a natural leader.  A woman, however, is often stuck with a less desirable word. With less desirable...

3 Deadly Sins of Leadership

In many churches, this is the time of year when pastors are settling into their new appointments, and congregations are learning to work with their new pastors. In other churches, people are starting to come back to worship.  Across the board, committees are beginning...

Resolve to Evolve: Be Bold!

This week, I’m continuing to share tips for people of faith who are resolved to evolve in 2014.   In case you missed them, Tip #1 was  Get Authentic.   Tip #2 is Get to know Jesus, again. Here’s Tip#3: Be bold!   Is there something you’ve been...

Conscious Conflict Management

Those of you who are familiar with the DiSC model of human behavior know that DiSC is an acronym for four types of human behavior. And that each behavioral style reacts differently depending on the situation.  Understanding the four styles is imperative to confronting...

4 Steps to Ease Conflict

In my work with church leaders and their congregations, I often hear the words, “They’re all good people.  Why can’t we just get along and work together?” Great question!  We’re all part of one human family, but that doesn’t save us...