Helping Leaders Navigate What’s Next

Do you need to leverage your self-leadership, navigate a transition, or develop healthy teams? I’ve created practical, implementable resources that help you identify and overcome your personal and team constraints.

How Are You Leading Out Of Your Power Message?

Leaders know the messages that drive them and their teams. What are yours?

Who Is Parking In Your (Head) Space?

If CEO's are not intentional, squatters can steal spaces reserved for their most important leadership.

How Are You Stewarding Your Capacity?

Taking time to regularly gauge your energy level and making intentional adjustments to fill your tank is how good leaders steward capacity.

How to Develop Servant Leaders in Your Organization

Many CEO's are exploring how servant leadership aligns with their broader strategies. How can you build a culture that is geared towards health, collaboration, AND organizational performance?

What’s Holding You Back from Breaking Through that Barrier?

Many leaders are facing a barrier they can't seem to break through. Take two actions to start breaking through today.

Five Questions Before You Sit in The Chair of Leadership

Are you considering taking on the Point Leader role in your organization? Make sure you answer these 5 questions.

How Proactive Leaders Set Their Signpost

Setting your Signpost for 2024 is another way you proactively tell your focus where you want it to go.

What’s MY “What’s Next?”

I love helping leaders navigate what's next. Here is MY what's next.

Top Questions I’m Asking Point Leaders

What do I ask potential clients to help them identify where they are stuck? Here are some of my top questions.

How are You Investing in the Portfolio of Your Life?

You have more agency that you think in where you are headed. Start to seize it with this exercise.

Leader, You Get to Set the Price of this ONE Thing.

We cannot control the price of most things in life. But leader, you get to set the price of this ONE thing.

Five Silent Killers of Urgency on Your Team

Does your team lack urgency? Makes sure these five urgency killers aren't lurking around.

How to Double Your Success in Your First Year as a Point Leader

The first year for a Point Leader can set the tone for success. How can you get that tone right?

Leading Out Of Your Heck, Yeah!

Good leaders learn to say no to the GOOD so they can say yes to the BETTER. So how do you learn to say no?

How NOT To Find A Mentor

Many of us struggle to find mentors. Here is how to find the mentorship you want.

How to Pummel Procrastination

Tempted to put that thing off? Get unstuck with this hack.

At the Dam of Your Life--A Transition Exercise

Are you facing a transition in your life? This exercise will give you pause to navigate what's next.

Preventing the Leader's Crash

The fallout from a leader's failure is immense. How can we focus on preventing the crash?

Two Questions to Narrow Down Your What’s Next

When we are considering what's next for our career, narrowing questions can focus our future.

What's Your Thorn Tolerance?

Leaders who have a low thorn tolerance will limit their organization's growth.

Are You Busy, Or Overloaded?

Are you aware of the hidden circuit overloads impacting your productivity? Unaddressed, they turn busy into overwhelmed.

What Successful Leaders Say Over and Over

We like to chase the idea of the moment. But successful people say these things over and over.

Fantastic Leaders Fight For Feedback

Leader, how do you seek out and respond to feedback? Because how you handle feedback from your team sets the tone for a teachable culture.

Defeating Delegation Dealbreakers

Why do some leaders struggle to delegate? They may be failing to overcome these delegation dealbreakers.

Why and How Great Leaders Grapple with Grief

Leaders recognize the reality and effects of grief. And they choose to grapple with it rather than run from it.

One Shift You Must Make If You Are Ever Going To Lead Others

Why is it that some of the most talented people, the go-getters, the get-it-done-ers, the people loaded for bear with talent, struggle to lead other people?

Three Questions People Are Asking When the Leader Leaves

When a leader leaves, questions get asked. Be prepared to address these three.

Leading Like the God of Thunder

You have an opportunity to lead yourself and others in a powerfully unique way. Don't miss it.

When You Can't Seem to Motivate Someone

Having trouble unlocking motivation for a team member? The carrot and the stick just aren’t working?It might not be your fault.

What Good Leaders Refuse To Give Away.

Good leaders serve and give their lives away. But there is one thing great leaders refuse to give away.

One Way To Get Your Confidence Propeller Spinning

Waiting to boost your confidence before taking action is a waiting game leaders lose every time. Try this instead.

How Solving Everyone's Problems Makes You a Bad Leader

Being the leader that solves everyone's problems sounds good. But it can limit your team, yourself, and your organization.

Traversing the Trapeze Bars of Transition

Change is simple; transition is hard. How can you help yourself and the team you lead make the leap with confidence?

The Shift You Make One Second After You Decide To Leave

You have decided to leave your job. What is the shift you have to make in the first second after that decision that will help you finish well?

Two Questions to Ask When Your Boss is Piling It On

Sometimes we face a well-intentioned boss who keeps piling on our plate. How can we lead up so we can serve them and the team with our best?

How to Develop Your Elder Board

Developing Elders can sound like a daunting task. Having a model or track to run on helps.

How to Figure Out Where Your Team is Stuck

Good teams get stuck, and sometimes they cannot see why. This simple exercise unearths where you are stuck so can begin to move forward.

Why Your Team is Quitting (and how to keep them).

Data reveals the top three reasons employees quit in 2022. What can you do as a leader to retain your top talent?

How to Get Out of Decision Stuck

Decision Stuck is when we face a tough decision–such as buying a home, or changing a job, or making a move–and we just can’t make the call. How can we get out of Decision Stuck?

When Your Employee Doesn’t Get It (and how to fix it).

When we get frustrated with an employee who doesn't seem to "get it," check out this simple step to get on the same page.

Honor Your Most Important Client

We would never dream of missing an appointment with a client. But often, we allow the urgent to trump our most important client.

Managing Ambiguity

When your Good Planning and Systems fail, and you are facing ambiguity, what can you fall back on?

How to Jump the Curve in Your Mid-Life Transition.

As we near our midlife transition, a powerful principle threatens to surprise us, slowing us down, sap our strength, and positioning us to decline in the second half of life. How can we avoid that?

The Value of a Corporate Sabbatical

Employers seeking to retain top talent, stave off burnout, and fight record turnover levels are turning to creative solutions ...including corporate sabbaticals.

How To Kickstart Your Day Towards Focus

Leading yourself well begins with kickstarting your day. How can you begin each day being proactive, not reactive, with your focus?

Getting Your Team in the Right Seats

Trying to make sure your team members are all in the right seats on this bus? Use this tool to move them (and you) towards effectiveness.

Five Ways to Answer Leadership Anxiety

Leadership Anxiety is real. Facing it is not a question. How you face it is.

How Can You Get More Focused Conversations When People Seek Your Input?

When we focus the input people are asking from us, we free up space and time in our leadership.

How to Avoid Fumbling the Delegation Handoff

Delegation is critical to a leader's success. How do we avoid fumbling that handoff of responsibility?

Why Do You Keep Running Into What You Are Trying To Avoid?

Why do you keep running into what you are trying to avoid? An iconic video game character might hold the key.

How to Thief-Proof Your Time

Each one of us has the exact same number of hours in our week--168. We have not figured out yet how to squeeze more hours into our week. But we can squeeze more out of the hours we have.

Are you Chasing Antelopes or Field Mice?

How are you prioritizing your day to be the most productive you can be?

Seven Secrets of a Great Elder Chair

The Chair of the Elders can make or break a board. This makes the Elder Chair worth a Pastor’s consistent, intentional investment.

Seven Learnings from Lousy Leavings

You can do everything right, and the leaving can still be lousy. Take courage from these Seven Learnings from Lousy Leavings

How to (Actually) Fire Someone

Firing someone is a skill. Sadly, one that you will have to learn. Having some of these practical steps set before the meeting will help everyone begin to step into what’s next.

Five Questions Before You Fire Someone

When you are considering the powerful step of firing someone, pause and work through these five questions, so that you can make sure firing is the right thing to do.

Stacking the Deck In Your Hiring Favor

Hiring is a gamble. Make it easier for yourself by getting every advantage you can.

Three Calls You Must Make to Develop Those You Lead

Leaders don’t just stumble upwards; they require intentionality and time. How are you developing the leaders on your team?

How are You Leveraging Your Next Lap?

In the race of your life, how are you handing off the baton for the next lap?

How Leaders Leverage Limits

We all face limits. But leaders learn to leverage them to be better.

One Lesson Leaders Can't Miss About Change

Savvy leaders recognize that all change carries this one thing.

How to Have a Hall of Fame Transition

When you are considering a career transition, walk through these powerful tools to gain clarity and direction.

Five Marks of High Functioning Elder Boards

How do you know if your Board is functioning at a high level? Check it against these five marks of a High Functioning Elder Board.

The Holy Grail Of Teams: Clarity

When teams finally identify where they are stuck, invariably lack of clarity is the culprit. How can you grab the Holy Grail of Clarity for your team?

How Naming What's Next Gives Clarity to Your Transition

Sometimes moving from one season to the next, in our life or with our team, can feel scary. Shapeless. Overwhelming. Unending. One tool that can give shape? Naming what's next.

Six Steps to Gaining Influence on Your Team

Some are waiting for the chance to lead. Looking for the promotion or position where they finally get to show their leadership savvy. But they make a fundamental error in thinking.

Leading from the Exit Row

What is the critical error many aspiring leaders make when it comes to accepting leadership roles? The answer may be found in your airplane's exit row.

Sabbatical Obstacles

Not everyone is on board with the idea of sabbatical. There are common objections that can lead us to a version of a sabbatical that does everything but restore souls.
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