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Insight: Can Your Team Blend to Go Both Fast and Deep?

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. How a Team’s Strengths Blend in Quick-Moving Circumstances Think of a time when things changed quickly for you. Maybe it was a news report … a telephone call … an accident … a life-changing event … If you look carefully, you’ll notice how God intentionally put ...

Insight: Lean In or Lean Out? How to Be a Team When Facing a Threat

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. When your team faces a threat, do they lean into each other for help to navigate the uncertain waters – or lean out and away from each other in fear? All of you may be anxious … but each of you has helpful strengths to call upon during a time of uncertainty. Some ma ...

Insight: Rock the Boat – Use Your Strengths to Challenge the Status Quo

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. You’ve heard it before: “Let’s not rock the boat.” It’s a common refrain when you or those around you are opposed to change. The goal is maintaining the current state of affairs, sometimes called the “status quo.” That is all well and good if the current st ...

Insight: Task-Oriented or People-Oriented? God Uses Both on Teams

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. Are you task-oriented or people-oriented? Each of us has a natural way we interact with your environment. This God-given inclination falls into one of two different orientations. The task-oriented among us are interested in “getting the job done.” They’re list-make ...

LifeWay Consultant Finds Profile’s Impact Is Like a “Divine Revelation”

Doug Akers Uses Profiles in Church Consulting “LifeWay deals directly with over 40,000 churches,” says Doug Akers, speaking of the Nashville-TN-based leading provider of Bibles, curriculum, books, audio/visual and Christian resources. That’s a lot of churches. Doug serves as Lifeway’s lead church consultant, helping to equip teams across th ...

Insight: Flip the Switch. Use Your Adapted Strengths to Resolve Conflict

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. No matter what your natural strengths, they remain stable over time. Yet your environment changes regularly. Periodically you must adapt to your environment. In doing so, you exercise your “adapted strengths.” In a conflict, God may call you to flip the switch from u ...

Insight: Conflict Can Lead to Multiplication

God Builds Ministry Using our Differences Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. Conflict between Christ-followers takes various forms. It is not always destructive. Consider the conflict between Paul and Barnabas, a formidable ministry team. The two had completed Paul’s first missionary journey (planting n ...

Insight: Must Two Similar Personalities Always Lead to Conflict?

Build Ministry by Using Similar Strengths Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. “We’re too much alike to work together.” You’ve heard it before at work or at home. But is it true? God used two assertive individuals – gifted with a similar strength – to plant a church at the gateway to Europe. Pau ...

Insight: Diffuse Jealousy by Blending Strengths

Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths   Conflict: Diffuse Jealousy by Blending Your Strengths With Others Conflict is not the problem in relationships. It’s what you do with the conflict that means the difference dying and thriving. Take a look at King Saul. Here’s a guy who was anointed as the first ...

Exercise: Experience Your Natural Strengths and Adapted Strengths Simultaneously

For You To Think About Each individual has been gifted with natural strengths. These qualities with which you are born are your unique way or manner of going about the tasks of daily life. Some may even refer to your strengths as your “personality.” Adapted strengths, on the other hand, are adjustments you make in order to succeed in a particul ...
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