Posts with the tag “change”

Creating Atomic Habits (Part 2)
by Jim LaDoux on October 9th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Atomic Habits by James Clear is a book that explores the science of habit formation and provides a framework for building good habits and breaking bad ones. The book introduces four laws to help individuals create and maintain effective habits which are listed below. This law emphasizes the importance of clarity and visibility in habit formation. To make a habit obvious, you can ask ...  Read More
Adaptive leaders are curious
by Jim LaDoux on October 3rd, 2023
By Jim LaDoux  In an ever-changing world, leadership . It requires a different kind of approach - one that is adaptive, collaborative, and empowering. And one of the key traits that adaptive leaders possess is curiosity. Being naturally curious allows them to explore and experiment with new ideas, learn from their failures, and lead their team to success. In this article, we’ll discuss how this tr...  Read More
The 3 phases of navigating change
by Jim LaDoux on September 13th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Change is inevitable, and yet it is one of the most challenging things that individuals, teams, and organizations face. Change challenges the status quo and alters the current reality, and once implemented, you cannot go back. But why is it so difficult to embrace change? Resistance to change occurs because we are afraid of the unknown, leading to anxiety and conflict. As a coach, yo...  Read More
Administering congregational surveys
by Jim LaDoux on September 10th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux As you begin to prepare to launch a congregational survey to create a clear picture of your congregation's current reality and future potential, use the information below to help you developed a detailed plan for promoting the survey, managing the process, and sharing with your congregations the learnings that come out of the survey experience. 1 | Identify WHO will take the survey. ...  Read More
Creating Atomic Habits (Part 1)
by Jim LaDoux on September 9th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Creating new habits can be a challenging task, but with the right guidance and mindset, you can successfully achieve it. A book many people have found helpful in learning how to change habits is James Clear's Atomic Habits. As a leader or a coach, consider how the information below can help people you interact with create new habits that help them be more grateful, more focused, more...  Read More
Discerning God's intentions for our church
by Jim LaDoux on August 31st, 2022
By Jim LaDoux As leaders of churches, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day running of our congregations. We can become so focused on programs and initiatives that we forget to take a step back and discern God's intentions for our church. This is where visioning teams come in. By reviewing what's working and what's not, clarifying our purpose and identity, and rethinking where God is leadi...  Read More
What is coaching?
by Jim LaDoux on August 14th, 2022
The International Coach Federation ( defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Coaching frames conversations through powerful questions that help clients achieve their desired outcomes. When you refer to the International Coach Federation's definition of...  Read More
Assess your coaching impact
by Jim LaDoux on March 2nd, 2022
It's important that coaches continually refine their coaching approaches and practices in their pursuit of being a masterful coach.  Listed below are indicator suggesting ways that coaches can demonstrate their proficiency in each of the 8 ICF core competencies. Review this list regularly. Make note of this competencies you excel in and which ones need further attention. Take time after a coaching...  Read More
Reframe your church's future
by Jim LaDoux on January 31st, 2022
The best congregations don’t create members. They create disciples who are passionate about creating more disciples. In Peter Drucker’s book, The Five Most Important Questions, the author helps leaders focus on doing what matters most.  These questions provide a foundation for assessing what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you must do to improve an organization’s performance. It lead...  Read More