Get in Touch with Your Inner Tortoise!

Faster. Sooner. Quicker. It seems like this is what we want. Many of Today’s Leaders believe that success is closely tied to the speed at which things are done. As a result, many leaders pick up the pace for themselves, as well as for those they lead. Consider for a moment the value of slowing […]

JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE IN CHARGE…

Every once in a while a phrase catches my attention.  That’s what happened afew days ago.  While quickly scanning my HBR articles, I stopped mid-scan and read:  JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE IN CHARGE DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD RUN EVERY MEETING. Paul Axtel, the person that coined this phrase, is the author of the book, Meetings Matter: […]

A + I + A = ?

I have a formula that provides me a quick, easy assessment of the person I am coaching.  Frequently, during a coaching session, I will share this formula and ask that they do a quick self-assessment. Here’s the formula:  A + I + A = REAL Change   A = Awareness:  Before any intentional change can […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year.  In addition to great food and family, it also provides us the opportunity to give thanks. At Coaching4Clergy, we are so thankful for your support, your commitment, and most of all, you! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! All the best to you, _________________________________________________________________________

What one bishop said about coaching!

Over the years we have had the privilege to provide coaching and coach training to numerous denominational leaders – including several bishops.   One of our graduates, a bishop, wrote me the following note. Here’s what she wrote: I was convinced that coaching was a valued tool that should be in the toolkit of every preacher, […]

What is your Unlearning Style?

I have been noticing a recurring theme from the leaders that I coach.  It’s the need for leaders to unlearn, as well as learn.  Several that I am coaching are focusing a significant amount of their time and energy on unlearning. Here are a few examples: One leader recently realized how much “telling and advising” she […]

Your Hunger vs Your History

Earlier today I discovered a great quote.  Immediately after reading it I thought of many of the leaders that I coach. Here’s the quote: “What is possible for you is dictated by your hunger, not your history.” Brendon Burchard: American Motivational Author. Many of today’s leaders are focused on their history — past events and achievements.  This […]

Cancel Your Subscription!‏

One of the biggest distractions for today’s leaders is the belief that they need to have all of the answers.  When a challenging issue surfaces they think that they are supposed to fix things. It’s time to cancel your subscription to this belief!  Instead, become the Question Guy!  You don’t need to personally solve every problem. […]

Your WHY and WHAT.‏

One of the roles of Today’s Leaders is to remind people what matters most – and to do that in the simplest possible manner.  As the leader you must repeat this message again and again and again. A simple technique that is useful is called: The Strategy on a Hand.  [How the Best CEO’s Get the […]

Free Yourself From Your Team!‏

How are you doing at getting things done? Have you ever wondered how the very best leaders get the important work done – consistently!  James Allen claims that the very best leaders have liberated themselves from their staff and team.  He sites that even a well meaning team member can eat up your valuable time […]