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How to Find Your Fit: 3 Clues to Your Calling

November 9, 2017
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Guest Post By Gabe Kolstad One key skill separates effective leaders from ineffective ones: the ability to find their fit. According to the American Institute of Stress, “job-fit” is a leading factor in workplace satisfaction and performance. So it stands to reason that your leadership impact can multiply by making sure you’re doing the things…

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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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Dr. Roger Yancey

The Profiles: Efficient, Reliable – and Good

March 16, 2017
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Dr. Roger Yancey Regularly Uses LFYS With Churches, Leaders, and Teams If a tool is easy to use and gets powerful results – and is a great value– well, why wouldn’t you use it? Such is Dr. Roger Yancey’s take on the Leading From Your Strengths profiles. As Executive Director of Tyron Evergreen Baptist Association…

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Dr. Gerry Lewis

Coaching: Don’t Try to Be “the Guy Who Does Everything”

January 18, 2017
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Dr. Gerry Lewis Coaches Leaders to Optimize Strengths on Their Teams “Most pastors and leaders of small churches try to be ‘the guy,’’ says Dr. Gerry Lewis, Executive Director of Harvest Baptist Association in Decatur, TX. “You know, ‘the guy’ who tries to do everything.” It’s a recipe for burnout that Gerry has seen more…

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Roger Orman leads teams to adapt

Teams: You Can Maximize How You Adapt

September 15, 2016
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Mistaken Identity Leads Ministry Director to LFYS Profile “I discovered Leading From Your Strengths by accident,” confesses Roger Orman, a director with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. “It was a case of mistaken identity.” For years, Roger had used Gallup StrengthsFinder in his work as a pastor and later as Associate Director of the South…

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Frank Maycock

Coaching: “Just Ask Questions”

July 12, 2016
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Profiles Make It Easy to Coach All Kinds of Clients “One thing I love about coaching,” says certified personal coach and former pastor Frank Maycock, “Is that I just ask questions.” lucky patcher for android Frank’s unique approach at his coaching and consulting firm Kinetos has had a significant impact on executives, entrepreneurs, and teams whether…

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Dalton and Vicki Jantzen

Coaching: Steering Out of a Staff Mismatch

June 16, 2016
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Coach Uses Profiles to Uncover Misalignment A leadership team from a local church approached Dalton & Vicki Jantzen, asking for help in coaching their new pastor. It was a typical assignment for this couple, who draw upon 16 years in the remote mission field and subsequent two decades in the business world as they coach…

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Pastor Uses Profiles to Help Leaders Transition – Including Himself

March 16, 2016
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Friends in the SC Baptist State Convention introduced Dale Roach to the Leading From Your Strengths profile soon after he took on the role Director of Missions for the Moriah Baptist Association (Lancaster, SC). “I showed the profile results to my wife and watched her smile,” says Dale. “All she could say was, ‘This is…

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Guest Post: 4 Steps to Making the Right Hire

February 29, 2016
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At Ministry Insights, we work to equip Christ-followers and ministries to build stronger leaders. This is the first of two excellent articles from our good friend and Ministry Insights practitioner Paul Alexander that gives you great steps to take in successful staffing. Four Steps to Making the Right Hire BY PAUL ALEXANDER, Posted APRIL 8, 2012 Success is rarely…

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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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