2022 Equipping Conference - October 11th and 12th

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QuickStyles Consolidated Report

Introducing QuickStyle Assessments

April 10, 2020
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We all react uniquely to new information and plans, which can result in team conflict. But most communication snafus can be avoided by simply understanding our differences and appreciating the strengths of others. That’s why we’re introducing QuickStyle Assessments. QuickStyle Assessments are a consolidated format of the Leading From Your Strengths report. Each team member’s…

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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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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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Dale Sellers

Guest Post: The Truth About Culture and Strategy

September 13, 2017
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Why Ministries Need to Rethink a Common Mantra  By Dale Sellers There is a popular phrase often attributed to iconic management consultant Peter Drucker (1909-2005) that says, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” After careful research, I discovered that there is actually no evidence that Drucker ever made this statement. In fact, there is no evidence…

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Carey Nieuwhof

Staffing: Why Wait? Get Insight Now, Not Later

June 13, 2017
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How Carey Nieuwhof and the Connexus Team Used the Profiles to Break Attendance Barrier “The Leading From Your Strengths profile provides the kind of insight you have when you reflect on a situation and make sense of it,” says best-selling author and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor of Connexus Church (Barrie, Ontario). “You think, ‘Huh,…

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A Tale of Two Leaders

A Tale of Two Leaders

April 18, 2017
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Darrel wasn’t new to ministry. He’d been a part of two other church teams before taking on his new role as executive pastor at a growing suburban church. But what was new to him was the emotional pressure he felt after just one year on the job – particularly the tension he experienced interacting with…

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