07-07-2010

Something interesting about leaders from the internet

Gallup scientists surveyed more than one million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life. Here’s what they found:

* The most effective leaders are always investing in strengths. In the workplace, when an organization’s leadership fails to focus on individuals’ strengths, the odds of an employee being engaged are a dismal 1 in 11 (9%). But when an organization’s leadership focuses on the strengths of its employees, the odds soar to almost 3 in 4 (73%). When leaders focus on and invest in their employees’ strengths, the odds of each person being engaged goes up eightfold.
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The most effective leaders surround themselves with the right people and then maximize their team. While the best leaders are not well-rounded, the best teams are. Gallup’s research found that top-performing teams have strengths in four specific domains: executing, influencing, relationship building, and strategic thinking.
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The most effective leaders understand their followers’ needs. People follow leaders for very specific reasons. When asked, followers were able to describe exactly what they need from a leader with remarkable clarity: trust, compassion, stability, and hope.

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06-21-2010

Why you should hire me?

Because you need some help! You have an issue, problem or conflict that you are having a hard time solving by yourself. If you had thought that hiring some large expensive consulting firm would provide the answers that you need, you would have already contacted one of them. Maybe you have already tried one of those and are very unhappy with the results and all the money that you have wasted. You really need someone who can stand along side of you and listen to you. Someone who can help you find the answers that you need. You need someone like me. I don’t have all the answers you seek but I do know someone who does. I will help you find your answers.

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10-31-2008

Are you a Boss or a Leader?

BOSS

LEADER

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10-21-2008

I Know

I know He is the beginning, so why do I worry about the end.

I know He is the creator, so why do I wonder who will destroy.

I know He has forgiven me, so why can’t I forgive myself.

I know He is a healer, so why do I speak of sickness.

I know He can do all things, so why do I say I can’t.

I know He will protect me, so why do I fear.

I know He will supply all my needs, so why can’t I wait.

I know He is my strength and my salvation, so why do I feel weak.

I know that everything and everyone has a season, so why when someone’s season is over do I weep instead of rejoice.

I know He is the right way, so why do I go the wrong way.

I know He is the light, so why do I choose to walk in darkness.

I know that whatever I ask of GOD, GOD will give me, so why am I scared to ask.

I know tomorrow is not promised, so why do I put off for tomorrow what I can do today.

I know that the truth shall make me free, so why do I continue to lie.

I know He gives us revelation knowledge and understanding, so why do I lean on my own understanding.

I know I should live in the spirit as well as walk in the spirit, so why do I choose to live in the spirit but walk in the flesh.

I know that when praises go up blessings come down, so why do I refuse to praise Him.

I know I am saved, so why do I refuse the word He has given me.

I know He has a plan for me, so why am I rushing it because I am eager to do His will, when it is His time not my time.

I know He answers all prayers, so why don’t I lay my burdens down.

I know that Jesus Christ is Lord and I’m trusting in Him.

I know.

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10-10-2008

Coachability Assessment

As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man. Proverbs 27:19

Here is an assessment to help you determine your present coachability before you seriously explore the possibility of engaging in a coaching relationship. Try it for food for thought and gaining perspective.

Being honest with yourself when completing this assessment is essential. Imagine your most trusted colleague is answering these questions based on how he experiences you. It will help you keep your objectivity. Your intent to grow in excellence, make increasingly worthwhile contributions by providing valued-added work through your position, and ensure that your salt is salty and your light is bright is the main key to a results-producing coaching experience.

To what degree, 1 being low to 10 being high, can I answer the following questions in the affirmative? Mark your score in front of each item.

  1. Do I believe that the best investment I can make is in my own growth and development?
  2. Do I have clarity about my life vision of a preferred future that can and should be?
  3. Am I willing to try new ways of learning things, tell the whole truth, keep my word and tell my coach immediately when things are not working for me?
  4. Am I willing to listen and let my coach help me learn how to do things more easily, quickly and simply?
  5. Am I willing to stop or change the wrong, and self-defeating thoughts, talk and actions that lead to wrong results?
  6. Do I know what I would I like to be, do, have, accomplish and work towards?
  7. Do I recognize the business or professional opportunities I’m not capitalizing on?
  8. Do I sense what is presently consuming my physical, emotional, time and financial reserves that I would like to eliminate?
  9. Do I understand that my coach will be focused on me and my best interests, not just my goals?
  10. Do I understand that my coach will educate, support and encourage me while I do the work, feel the satisfaction and reap the benefits of my efforts?
  11. Do I have adequate funds to invest in coaching without regretting or suffering hardship regarding the fee?

____Total Score (Add up your scores for all of the items.)

Scoring Key

20 - 40…Not coachable right now. Do what it takes to prepare yourself.

41 - 60…Coachable, maybe. Make sure your intent and desire is solid.

61 - 80…Coachable. Be ready to work and receive feedback.

Send me your score in the COMMENTS section.

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10-09-2008

How can I use a Christian Coach?

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline.

2 Tim. 1:7 NIV

· Personal Coaching

Do you want to live more in harmony with your values? Establish more meaningful relationships? Communicate more effectively? Are you serious about getting through barriers like forgiveness and change that now hold you back? Are you facing a huge challenge or going through a time of change or transition? Do you want to enhance relationships and strengthen your family? Are health, weight, or fitness problems dragging you down? Are there financial concerns? Time or space management? A personal Christian Coach is trained to support you in achieving your goals.


· Leadership Coaching

Are you in a position of leadership, but not seeing the results you would like? Do you feel weary or alone? Would you benefit from talking through difficult situations? Do you want to buff up your leadership skills? Leadership coaching can help you blaze the trail to new levels of expertise. You can also learn to coach those working with you and lead a more effective and productive team.


· Ministry Coaching

Do you feel like there is not enough of you to go around? Are you struggling to find a balance? Working with others who are in conflict? Trying to bring a cohesive unity to a group of believers? Supporting those who are going through an involuntary transition? Whether you are a pastor, a home Bible study leader, or a person doing one-on-one discipleship, your ministry can be enhanced by working with a Christian coach armed with different experience, perspective, and expertise.


· Business Coaching

Do you struggle with ethics issues? Are you constantly facing internal conflict between what is right, what is compassionate, and what is profitable? Christian Business Coaches understand those issues well; and can help in areas of employment problems, team building, marketing, organizational development, finance, and profitability. A skilled Christian Business Coach can help you lead the way to better business!

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