Leadership


Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Brene Brown on Braving the Wilderness

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Brene Brown researcher professor of University of Houston. She is the author of Braving the Wilderness and Rising Strong. I want to talk about belonging and true belonging. I want to talk about Maya Angelou. I got to experience how she was unsparing about violence, gender, and race. I read every performance, every book, every interview, but I disagree with one and only thing. ...

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Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Andy Stanley on Secrets of Asking Powerful Questions

Great leaders always ask great questions. Great leaders aren’t afraid of surrounding yourself with people who can ask hard questions. As a leader, if you bristle every single time they question, the chances are you’re not going to surround yourself with people like that. You can lead people who don’t report to you. But if you do not surround yourself with people who have permission to ask you tough and hard questions, then you don’t have the right people around you. The truth is you’re not the smartest person around you. Leaders who won’t listen will ...

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Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Christine Caine on Living with Courage

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Christine Caine is the founder of A21 Campaign and Propel. You can ride on the momentum of what you've done. It's no longer courage but momentum and that's not good. I've been impacted by the story of Joshua 5. Crossing the Jordan river is one thing and crushing the giants is another thing. We wonder, "How am I going to run this organization?" "How am I going to ______?" M...

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Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Tim Tebow on How to Stay Courageous When Life Gets Tough

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Tim Tebow is a Heisman Trophy Winner and author of Shaken and Through My Eyes. It matters what you team you're on. It matters who's on your team. Together you're crushing it. But, there's a lot of time in life where you're fired up, life happens. A lot of little things in life that happens starts to dissipate. How do you get back up? How do you stay courageous even if life gets ...

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Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Christy Wright on How to Overcome Fear

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Christy Wright is the Certified Business Coach; Author of Business Boutique There is freedom on the other side of your free, but it's up to you to get to the other side. We have this idea that we have to feel courageous to act courageous. What if you're in a situation when you're plain scared, what you do? What do you when God is calling you for something huge and you feel so ...

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Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Bob Goff, Best-selling Author of “Love Does”

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Bob Goff is the best-selling author of Love Does and Founder of Restore International. Do I want to right or do I want to be like Jesus? Being Jesus isn't easy but it's simple. We don't have just much time to argue with people. We don't have time. God just needs humble people who just wants to be like him. Why do you do what you do?  Figure out how much time you have and who ...

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Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Andy Stanley on How to Lead with Courage

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2016 is “Of Good Courage.” Andy Stanley is a best-selling author of senior pastor of North Point Community Church. A single act of courage is often the catalyst for extraordinary. Think of the single act of courage of these leaders. It took one single act. Martin Luther -  Breaking with the Catholic Church Bill Hybels - Told his father he wouldn't be inheriting his father's family business Rosa ...

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What is Servant Leadership?

I’m been an advocate for Servant Leadership for decades – even before I knew there was such a thing. Recently, I was asked a question I didn’t remember hearing before: What is Servant Leadership? Honestly, I really didn’t have a succinct and ready definition. Ken Blanchard and I wrote a book, The Secret, about what servant leaders do; but in that moment, it hit me . . . telling someone what a servant leader does is not the same as telling them what a servant leader is. My first step to find the answer was to see how some prominent thinkers have tackled ...

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6 Steps for Crafting a Compelling Vision

Crafting a compelling vision is the sine qua non of effective leadership. Interestingly, most people struggle with this. “Creating a vision” might sound quite daunting, but the reality is that just about anyone can create a good vision. Danielle Harlan, in her latest leadership book “The New Alpha” shares six easy-peasy steps on crafting a compelling vision for your organization. Step 1. Identify the Scope of Your Vision Whom is the vision for? Is it for your entire organization or a team that you lead, or are you crafting a vision for your particular ...

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How Should a Christian Define Success?

There is a television commercial that shows a man in his 60’s walking from the first class cabin in an airplane to take a seat next to a younger version of himself who is working away in a coach seat. The older man gives financial advice to himself as a younger person. Then he returns to his first class seat, either because he can now afford it or perhaps he just needs to be closer to the bathroom. This is a bit of intriguing fantasy. What would we say if we could go back in time and give ourselves one piece of advice, if we had just one shot to influence our lives ...

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