How Do You Lead When You’re Constantly Being Interrupted?

I hear it repeatedly from the leaders I coach. ·        I can’t get anything done. ·        The interruptions are constant. ·        I lose my focus, and the day is gone. How do you lead when you’re constantly being interrupted? I like the suggestion of scheduling Untouchable Days. (Neil Pasricha, March 16, 2018 HBR: Why You Need an Untouchable […]

What an Exciting Time to Be in South Korea!

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks in South Korea.  What better time to be in South Korea than the past week with the Leadership Summit? How interesting to hear firsthand from South Koreans their feelings and thoughts about this historic event. I was privy to the “word on the street.” In addition, we successfully facilitated our […]

Who Do You Trust Enough to Be Truthful About What’s Really Happening?

Matt Bloom, PH. D. of the Well Being at Work Project (University of Notre Dame) recently reminded leaders of the importance of the theater stage. He spoke first about the leader being “on stage” when you are doing your work, and then he spoke of the leader being “off stage” when you are away from your […]

Three Words that Will Dramatically Improve Your Listening Skills

One of the core skills that we teach is deep listening. I tell students that this kind of listening is similar to an iceberg. What we see above the water line is just a tiny fraction of what is below the surface. It’s the same with deep listening. The really important information is below the […]

Many Leaders are One Bad Habit Away from Being a Great Leader

Most of us are one bad habit away from being a great leader. A VitalSmarts study of close to 1,000 managers found that 97% of us have at least one career-limiting habit, a habit that keeps us from greater success or enjoyment in our career. Unfortunately, their research also shows that while most of us have been […]

Why am I excited to be in the Ukraine?

Hello from Zhitomyr, Ukraine. Why am I excited to be here? It’s the perfect place for our last training event of 2017. Coaching is new to the Ukraine. People have heard about it, but very few have ever worked with a coach. The business men and women are eager to learn, and so are the ministry leaders. […]

Are you looking to coach both inside and outside your local church?

I am pleased to announce that enrollment in our next coach training program has begun. This upcoming program is ideal for faith based leaders that are looking to coach in a broad community context. In addition to gaining mastery of the coaching competencies and skills, participants will also develop expertise to coach both inside and outside of the […]


One of the things that I enjoy about coaching teams is that every team is unique and different. In fact, teams often have their own code language. For example, when one of the members of teams I recently coached would get side-tracked or long-winded, the members of the team would say: ELMO! This was followed by light laughter and […]

You Don’t Want to Miss This!

It’s hard to believe that the summer months of June, July and August have come and gone. As we turn our attention to September and the Fall months, there are a number of upcoming events that I want to make sure that you are aware of. HAWAII COACH TRAINING: Join us in Hawaii for 4 days […]

Testing the Waters

I’m testing the waters. (I.E. Gauging interest.) We have a wonderful opportunity to offer coach training in Hawaii the week of January 8, 2018.  What a great learning environment – Hawaii! If you are looking to become a credentialed coach, or if you are already credentialed and are looking for CEU’s for renewal, consider joining […]