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Posts Tagged ‘Develop Personal Character’

Where Leadership Development Happens

By: Jock Ficken

Every church leader needs mentors, coaches, guides to flourish. (For short, we’ll call them mentors.) Remember this? Think of “3” as spiritual apathy and distrusting of church leaders. Think that … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Better Focus for Christian Leadership

By: Jock Ficken

Most leaders don’t focus well. Life just happens. Leaders don’t prioritize. Next year will look a lot like last year. A little better…a little worse. There’s something inherently evil in … Continue reading

Who is Supporting You?

By: Jock Ficken

This is the final installment reflecting on how the Mission of God is fairing in our U.S. churches along with the pastors who lead it! Our first post in the … Continue reading

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Get Into Relationship and Community

By: Jock Ficken

Several years ago we did a series of blogs based on the Notre Dame “Flourishing in Ministry” research and writing. It spoke of having: Funny thing, I process those things … Continue reading

5 Truths about Emotional Intelligence

By: Jock Ficken

The Senior Leader cohort recently spent a day around Emotional Intelligence as it relates to leading high performing teams. It was an exceptional day! To be honest, I was taking … Continue reading

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To the Little-Known Leader

By: Jock Ficken

Most ministry leaders are not well known outside their local setting. Their fame is not widely traveled. Their stature is the product of wise decisions and godly behavior. They lead … Continue reading

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Benefits of Pruning

By: Jock Ficken

It’s no secret that the Church in the U.S. is struggling and declining; it’s been well-documented in many places. And it’s no secret that this places enormous pressures on pastors … Continue reading

Identity – Capturing Freedom to Lead and Live

By: Jock Ficken

Every person I know risks fastening their identity to the wrong thing. That’s alarming given the fact that identity might be the most fundamental of leadership building blocks. The Flourishing … Continue reading

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10 More Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I wondered what a new season of vibrant, mission pioneering might look like with the young leaders of today out in front following God. I offered 10 tips to … Continue reading

10 Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

If God chooses to usher in a next great season of mission and vibrancy across U.S. churches, He likely will use the young leaders…the filled-with-the-Spirit Joshuas (Deuteronomy 34:9) of today. … Continue reading