110. How do you give and receive feedback?

What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘feedback’?  When was the last time you can remember receiving feedback where your response was, ‘that was very helpful’? And when was the last time you were affirmed by someone who was receiving feedback from you?  For many of us, we have to think very Read more about 110. How do you give and receive feedback?[…]

109. Do you have conversations on purpose?

There are all kinds of statistics given how women talk three times as much as men but actually there is nothing substantial to back them up.  The reality is that men & women probably talk as much as each other if they are extrovert and if they are introvert, they don’t talk as much!     Read more about 109. Do you have conversations on purpose?[…]

105. How do you spot leadership potential?

The bible suggests that the state of a nation is influenced strongly by the leaders it puts in place.  When Israel installed a good king, the nation was prosperous and flourished.  When a bad king took over, the nation went downhill. We see the results of good and bad leaders in our families, teams, bases Read more about 105. How do you spot leadership potential?[…]

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102. Is your leadership characterised by mercy and peace?

      Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! Luke 2:14 Have salt among yourselves and be at peace with each other.” Mark 9:50 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  John 14:27 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  Blessed are Read more about 102. Is your leadership characterised by mercy and peace?[…]

96. Do you have a seat at the table?

As a young child, I was brought up to always eat my meals around the table and on Sundays and special occasions I would often help in setting the table. I have always enjoyed the aesthetics of a beautifully ordained table, almost as much as eating the flavourful food on it. But tables are more Read more about 96. Do you have a seat at the table?[…]

88. Are you a shepherd warrior?

We have a constant flow of leaders through the retreat centre who share their stories with us.  They are all doing incredible work but at the same time facing huge challenges.  We find there is an amazing energy and drive among the leaders we meet, to do great exploits for the Lord and they are Read more about 88. Are you a shepherd warrior?[…]

81. Had your buttons pushed lately?

For those who don’t know the expression, if you have your button pushed, you havea strong emotional reaction to what someone says or does. The reaction can be withdrawal or explosion or somewhere in-between but there is a strong emotional response. We all have a dash board with an array of buttons – the question is Read more about 81. Had your buttons pushed lately?[…]

80. Enjoying close relationships?

Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. John 21:20 A metaphor for our walk with God that I relate to well, is that of being on a journey.  The phase in the journey of sanctification or becoming like Christ doesn’t have set formulas and routes but is a journey Read more about 80. Enjoying close relationships?[…]

71. Enjoying a climate of trust?

I have had the privilege of involvement in some wonderful teams over the years where there has been a solid set of positive values and beliefs that were lived out.  Teams where there was the opportunity of sharing opinions and making decisions together. Teams where I was believed in and trusted and where it was safe Read more about 71. Enjoying a climate of trust?[…]

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