Quotes That Inspire Me

Leadership, Life, List
I have collected quotes for some time now and have decided to post some of them today. Whenever I read certain quotes they can really be the wind in my sail. My prayer is that you will find some wind for your sail within some of these quotes I'm posting today. "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." John Wooden "Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence." Lisa M. Amos "If you are not willing…
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Top 20 Improvements I’ve Made Due to Kidology Coaching

#FutureOfCM, #kidmin, Kidology Coaching, Leadership, List, ministry
Every weekend our churches are filled with those who have the responsibility of ministering to our children, connecting with and resourcing the parents, equipping those who are also responsible to help reach children and the list of responsibilities just goes on and on. You may call these wonderful gifts to your churches: Children's pastors, Children's directors, Kidmin ministers etc.. With the responsibility that these people carry out many churches have figured out that it is wisdom to make sure they are equipped, developed, trained and ready, to carry out all that they are expected to do with excellence. These expectations and responsibilities have evolved beyond what our colleges are preparing leaders for. It is this group of children's pastors that I have had the privilege of being part of for…
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Leadership Priorities for Success

Leadership, List, ministry, Productivity
True confession...Leadership is hard work. In my networking with leaders from the business world and the non-profit world, the fact of how hard leading can be on someone is one common story we all agree on. The need we all have for keeping our leadership priorities for success. There are decisions we each need to make that vary from important matters to urgent matters. The varying noise that can come from each of these can make it hard at times to decide which decisions need action now or later. With each of our decisions, we can often time drift from being and doing what we should be and what we should be doing into a mess of other things. Actions that I use to stay in tune with my leadership priorities.…
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There is a balance in Leadership

Administration, Kidology Coaching, Leadership, List, Productivity
Ever since I have moved to our new house in Kansas City, MO, I have truly been into my yard and gardening. While involved in these two relaxing activities for myself it has given me a lot of time to think and a ton of leadership comparisons to roll around in my brain. Here's one. Producing a healthy garden it takes the right amount of water, sunlight, fertilizer, and care. Too much water or too little of any one ingredient could result in damaging your gardening. Just like the best gardeners learn through experience and reflection what their gardens need to grow and develop, seasoned leaders learn what it takes to help people and organizations achieve their potential. I think they learn how much each of the items listed below…
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Difference between Managers vs. Leaders

Kidology Coaching, Leadership, List
I really enjoy reading and have some great admiration for the work and writings of Warren Bennis. In one of his books, “On Becoming a Leader” he describes his view of the differences between managers and leaders as follows: The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager is a copy; the leader is an original. The manager maintains; the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust. The manager accepts reality; the leader investigates it. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his or her eye always on the bottom line; the leader has his…
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