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Posts Tagged ‘Discover Good News’

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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Dealing with Disappointment

By: Jock Ficken

Every congregational leader I know deals with disappointment. Most of us have endured seasons where disappointment has been heaped upon crushing disappointment and where a resiliency of faith in the … Continue reading

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You’re in The Pit: Three things to do while you’re there.

By: PLI Team

So, you’re in the pit. That spot in life and leadership where things unraveled or took a turn you didn’t expect. You ask, “How’d I get here?” Your spirits are … Continue reading

It’s Fun to be a Leader…Again

By: Jock Ficken

It’s fun to be a leader again! Have you been there? After a season of congregational leadership not being fun, you step out of the forest and into the bright … Continue reading

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Here’s to the Dispassionate Leader!

By: Jock Ficken

Leaders need to be dispassionate — at times! I’m a champion for leaders leading with passion. Hearts fully engaged. Leaning forward. Willing to take on the “uphillness” of holding out … Continue reading

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Stop Doing Christmas… A PLI Christmas Gift

By: Jock Ficken

I bet you are doing Christmas right now. I bet you’re doing the impossible dance of December. A mashup of all the “normal” tasks with the added pile of Advent extras. … Continue reading

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When Leaders Stop Growing….Organizations Start Dying

By: Jock Ficken

It’s an unfortunate truth. Leadership has a short shelf life. Especially in the rapid, discontinuous changes of the last decade or two. Leaders leading with no leadership growth quickly become … Continue reading

The Disappointment Gap…Don’t Be a Settler

By: Jock Ficken

The Disappointment Gap…Don’t Be a Settler “Don’t be a Settler” commercials have been funny and frequent of late. Settling: The “other way” of dealing with the Disappointment Gap. Settling: The … Continue reading