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Fear Drives, Love Compels by Michael Warden, CPCC

What’s the fuel that runs your life? What actually “powers” you into action day to day? I’ve become convinced that there are only two primary fuels for the human soul:

Fear. And Love…
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Understanding Leadership “Team Values” by Michael Warden, CPCC

Anyone who’s worked on a church leadership team knows the spiel about team values: Here’s what we believe is important; here are the behaviors and attitudes we promote in our organization. Although often borne out of a noble desire among the leaders, these “organizational values” often fail to enlist or even inspire the people within the organization, and are typically perceived as an attempt to control them rather than free them up, a vaguely threatening reminder that “Big Brother is watching.” So why does this happen?
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Developing Coaches in the Church: Part 2 by Brian Rhen

In the Spring of 2007, I asked for “Coaching” to be put on the agenda a week prior to our next senior pastoral staff meeting. Then I got really scared. My colleagues on the senior staff knew I was into this “new coaching thing,” but it was still just my thing that I had been getting trained on and theorizing about a lot. I was fearful that they would not take me seriously. But then something wonderful happened…
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Why Bother? by Michael Warden, CPCC

In coaching we talk a lot about honoring the client’s agenda–in other words, letting them lead the way forward. And that’s good, but any practiced coach will tell you, it’s not complete. Your own heart–the best part of your compassion and hope–has much to say about each person you coach. Here’s why you should listen…
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Understanding Rank in Leadership Teams by Michael Warden, CPCC

Whether you know it or not, rank is a powerful force on your leadership team. Here’s what every leader needs to know about rank and how it works.
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Developing Coaches in the Church by Brian Rhen

Coach & Pastor Brian Rhen shares the first of 12 installments on how to develop lay coaching leaders in the church.
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How God Gets Our Attention by Tony Stoltzfus

        Because coaches engage people at the growth edges and challenging places in life, they often encounter situations where God is trying to get a leader’s attention and the leader isn’t getting it. Understanding some…
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Defining “Leader” by Michael Warden, CPCC

What happens when you define leadership in terms of the church organism rather than just in terms of the organization? Suddenly everything changes.
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Leadership Development by John Purcell

The effectiveness of our organizations, churches, non-profits, governments, and businesses alike is directly related to the quality of the leaders of those organizations. We probably know of few of those that are not in great…
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Coaching the Discipling Leader by John Purcell

For a while now I have been using the term “Discipling Leader,” and I firmly believe it describes an idea that could change the church world. The simplest statement of the concept is this:  Christian…
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Working Yourself to Death, by Tony Stoltzfus

How much work is too much? Work is labor, to be sure; but if it is sucking the life out of you, something is wrong. Here are some tips for the client who is wondering if s/he is overdoing it…
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Life on Life Discipleship

Chuck has pastored his church for five years. Over that time, he has implemented a home group ministry that has reenergized fellowship in the church. But Chuck senses that something is still missing. Small groups…
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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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