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Posts Tagged ‘Pursue Life Rhythms’

7 Simple Steps to Better Focus as a Leader

By: Jock Ficken

FOCUS. Most leaders don’t focus well. Life just happens. They don’t prioritize. Next year will look a lot like last year. A little better…a little worse.  There’s something inherently evil in most leaders’ minds about being FOCUSED. FOCUS implies… Accountability to themselves. Accountability to others. An expectation that something will actually result. That something should … Continue reading

Marriage & Mission

By: Jock Ficken

“We Need Help.” I know that not everyone reading right now is married. You’ll be okay this time. I also know that if you are married and if you are a ministry leader and if your marriage is humming along right now, you are in a distinct minority. Healthy marriage and fruitful ministry can seem … Continue reading

Are You Teetering on the Edge?

By: Raechel Pfotenhauer

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a pastor who admitted that he was teetering on the edge of burnout. During our time together he was wrestling with some big questions. I feel so jam-packed day-to-day. But am I busy doing the right things? Or am I just busy?  How do I lead … Continue reading

Facing Goliath in Saul’s Armor

By: Jock Ficken

Nearly 20 years ago Peter Drucker claimed that “successful careers are not planned.  They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values” (Harvard Business Review, March-April 1999, “Managing Oneself”). Many in this audience have careers in ministry or at least have parallel investments (they govern, they … Continue reading

Let Me Lead

By: Jock Ficken

It’s a bit hard to describe… A few weeks ago I started out the day with a clear sense that I was at the end of myself. I wasn’t desperate, or depressed, or disappointed. I was confident. But…empty. At the end of myself. The next few days would be big… A strategic collaboration with potential … Continue reading

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