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April 2017

Friday Quote

"Christian spirituality, without an integration of emotional health, can be deadly - to yourself, your relationship with God, and the people around you." Peter Scazzero - Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (2006, p. 7) Ask yourself today whether there is anyone who has... Continue Reading →

Emotionally Healthy Leaders

This is part 3 of 4 in a Leadership & Brokenness “mini-series”. Recall that there are 3 potential steps with which leaders can address/prevent burnout: acknowledging brokenness, managing emotions and creating rhythms of Sabbath. I, like many leaders, struggle with... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"When leaders drive emotions positively (with hope and encouragement), they bring out everyone's best. We call this effect resonance. When they drive emotions negatively (with criticism, fear, or stress), leaders spawn dissonance, undermining the emotional foundations that let people shine."... Continue Reading →

Beyond Words and Actions

I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel." (Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) Leadership analysts often discuss the importance... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our... Continue Reading →

Canoeing the Mountains

Sargeant John Ordway, a key member of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, had little to say. The mountains towering before them were totally unexpected and daunting. According to Tod Bolsinger (Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Waters), Meriwether... Continue Reading →

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