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How to Convert Closed Questions to Open Ones by Tony Stoltzfus

There’s an art to asking questions that make people think. Read through the following dialogue and see if you can put your finger on what’s not working in the kind of questions that are being…
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Marketplace Ministry – Business Leaders as Ministers – by Anita Stadler, PhD

Do your Christian business clients consider themselves to be in ministry? Why or why not?
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Listening Write by Cheryl Scanlan

Early in my coaching profession I took 2-3 pages of notes per client. I captured a lot of the call, but had this sense that I was missing something important – that which could only be gathered in the moment of the dance. I soon dropped to maybe ¼ page of notes. That also seemed insufficient as my relationship with the client deepened. This pendulum swing began a journey of fine-tuning my note taking skills for the sake of optimizing client relationships.
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Ministry Risk Factors — How Do You Stack Up? by Tony Stoltzfus

The 18 risk factors for pastors shown below are given with statistics that show where pastors are at today. You may be surprised or even shocked at some of the realities of ministry leadership. But…
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Feedback: Friend or Foe? by Ron Marsh

Here’s a tool that will help you get valuable feedback from your leadership sphere in order to help you address with confidence the leadership gaps that you and others identify. You can download…
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Eliminating Listening Distractions, by Tony Stoltzfus

One important way to improve listening is to identify and eliminate distractions in your environment with this coaching tool. You can be great at many facets of listening, but…
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Team APA Analysis, by Jeanette Buller-Slater

A handy tool to keep in your back pocket is the APA Analysis. It can be used to brainstorm ideas, uncover key initiatives, identify core values and set direction for the future…
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Making Feedback Part of Your Diet, by Jerry Graham

Someone once said that feedback was the breakfast of champions. Well, if feedback is truly the breakfast of champions, why does it seem that so many people skip breakfast? Why are so many people resistant to feedback?
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