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Joleen Graumann

Guest Post: How to Build True Relational Capital

May 13, 2020
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Turn Self-Awareness Into Other-Awareness By Joleen Graumann Relational capital is an intangible resource. Even so, we live in an age where relational capital has surged in value. Nurturing and managing healthy relationships is key to both personal and commercial success. Self-awareness – the ability to see personal strengths and weaknesses objectively – plays a big…

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Family: Martha Gets a Bad Rap

October 16, 2017
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Guest Post by Pam Taylor One reason we experience stress in our family and in relationships is our differences. God created each of us with different personality types and different spiritual gifts. We subconsciously expect people – even family members – to see things from the same perspective as we do. I see this problem…

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Quick Insight: This Is NOT As Good As It Gets

December 12, 2016
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Insights are short, biblical truths to equip you to lead from your strengths. Dave and Joan sat on opposite sides of the dining room table, their checkbook in the middle. “That is not what I think we should do,” said Joan, pointing to the checkbook. Dave shook his head. “I just don’t understand you.” Like…

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Team Building: Ideas for Leading Team Devotionals about Strengths

May 16, 2016
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As you consider content to use for your team devotionals together as a group, we invite you to regularly include devotionals about strengths. In doing so, you and your team members can continue to find ways to use your individual strengths on the team, value strengths in other team members, and be stronger together. Here…

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FAQs: Key Scriptures to Help You Lead From Your Strengths

April 25, 2016
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Q: Is all this talk about strengths actually found in the scriptures? A. Yes. Ministry Insights was founded on the biblical principle of uniqueness: God created you and each person around you with unique strengths. He has placed you together to build His Kingdom. Lucky Patcher iOS App This principle from God’s Word establishes a…

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Ice Breaker Exercise: Vertical Visual

February 1, 2016
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When you gather your group together for team building, each person comes with a different set of experiences and expectations. This ice breaker exercise gets your team members on the same page in a short time by letting them create a quick visual of the differences of the team. It is simple and fun, allowing…

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Teams: Why Guess About Each Other When You Can Know Each Other?

November 9, 2015
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Russ Olmon and Lake Pointe Team are Accountable to Know Each Other’s Strengths “Pastors have two choices when it comes to managing staff,” says Russ Olmon, multi-site pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX. “You can believe that you’re gifted at guessing at how God has made people. Or you can know who you…

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