Articles & Resources

Coaching: Leverage Your Team’s Hidden Competitive Advantage

October 28, 2019
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Guest Post by Don Cruickshank* “How do they keep beating us?” “We should be able to run over them!” Members of my high school basketball team had the same discussion year after year as we consistently lost to a smaller school’s team. One of the opposing team’s players could only score when he was positioned five…

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Pastor-Turned-Administrator Helps Leaders Battle Isolation, Build Community

September 17, 2019
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Pastor to Pastors Uses LFYS Profiles to Connect, Affirm, Resource, and Encourage Leaders During the nineteen years that Ron Martin pastored local churches, he observed increasing isolation among ministers and people in general. He saw pastors and colleagues push through the vocation’s season-after-season pressures with little accountability, lack of affirmation, and even absence of support.…

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It’s Never Too Late To Choose a Different “What If?”

August 29, 2019
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Guest Post by Pam Taylor Donna had been to therapists, specialists, and gurus – but with no improvement. Her physical health was deteriorating from the stress of self-hatred. And she was angry. She despised those who had rejected her and had failed to encourage her, blaming them for her pain. Yet Donna continued to wonder…

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Executive coach Cory Carlson

Coaching: Win At Home First

July 24, 2019
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An Interview with Cory Carlson Executive coach Cory Carlson recently sat down with Ministry Insights to share what he has learned about work-life balance and becoming a better leader, husband, and father. MI: You worked in corporate America for two decades. Why did you leave that behind and become an executive coach? Cory: That journey…

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Jodie O'Shannassy leads a group of volunteers in ministry at her local hospital using LFYS

Volunteers: Profiles Help Pastoral Caregivers Serve Hurting Patients, Families

May 30, 2019
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Jodie O’Shannassy and her hospital volunteers use LFYS to gain understanding for each other and those they serve Hospital chaplain Jodie O’Shannassy serves with three other leaders to coordinate a team of 30-40 pastoral care volunteers serving in hospitals that are part of the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) throughout southern Queensland, Australia.…

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Don Cruickshank

Coaching: Four Days in the Sunshine Morph Into a Consulting Business

April 9, 2019
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Four days in the sunshine seemed like a good idea to Don Cruickshank. When the Canadian resident needed a few more credits to finish coursework for his Masters in Leadership and Management (MALM) at Briercrest Seminary, a Google search led him to the Leading From Your Strengths Equipping Conference. “The conference was approved as an…

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Brandon Schaefer and Five Capitals launch Prioritized Life Assessment

Leadership: New Tool Avoids the Guesswork for Leaders in Setting Priorities

February 8, 2019
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Brandon Schaefer enjoyed success during his working years in the corporate world, yet he struggled to understand how to apply biblical principles to his professional priorities. “As leaders and individuals, we know our weaknesses,” he says. “But we sabotage ourselves – either we are way too hard on ourselves or not hard enough.” Rather than…

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Olga Messios uses LFYS tool in human resources

Coaching: My Favorite Assessment Tool

January 9, 2019
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LFYS Sets Up Teams and Individuals for Success – Every Time By Olga Messios As a human resources professional and a leadership coach, I am always looking for good tools – in fact, I’m certified to administer several well-known cross-cultural, stress management, and emotional-intellectual intelligence assessments. So when a I heard about Leading From Your…

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