Posts with the tag “leadership”

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Jim LaDoux on October 17th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves is a book that explores the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) and offers strategies to improve it. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.IQ, personality, and EQ are distin...  Read More
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
Maxwell's 21 laws of leadership
by Jim LaDoux on October 6th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux John C. Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" is a leadership classic that highlights many of the principles and practices that support effective leadership. As you review the list, consider which laws are most relevant to you, right now, and how you'd embed them into your life and ministry settings. 1 The Law of the LidLeadership ability determines a person's level of effecti...  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
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Jim LaDoux on October 2nd, 2023
By Jim LaDoux The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey outlines a holistic approach to personal and professional effectiveness. Here's a summary of the seven habits: Take control of your actions and behavior. Recognize that you have the power to choose your responses to events and circumstances. Proactive individuals focus on what they can control and take responsibility for the...  Read More
Your Enneagram type impacts how you lead
by Jim LaDoux on September 27th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux The Enneagram is a personality assessment system that categorizes individuals into nine distinct types, each with its characteristics and tendencies. Here's a brief summary of each type and how it can aid leadership development: Taking the Enneagram assessment can provide various benefits, including:1 - Self-awareness: It helps you understand your core motivations and fears.2 - Perso...  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
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
Tips for planning a visioning retreat
by Jim LaDoux on May 13th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Add The purpose of the retreat is to . . .Build trust and community among retreat participants.Share data gathered during the congregational review process.Share Interpretations of the data and along with key findings.Engage participants in exercises designed to reimagine the church's future.Identify the important and urgent items to address first in the visioning process.Form projec...  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
Create safe space for clients
by Jim LaDoux on February 7th, 2022
Professional coaches recognize the importance of creating safe, sacred space for coaching.  This involves preparation before, during , and after the coaching session.PREPARE FOR THE SESSIONSelect a quiet, well-lit, distraction-free environment where you can be fully present for the client. Allow adequate time to decompress from other activities before engaging in a coaching session.Take time to re...  Read More
Measure what matters
by Jim LaDoux on January 5th, 2022
As many of us prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’m reminded of how easy it is in football to know who’s winning and what the score is.Sometimes I wish it was just as easy for us as congregational leaders to measure our ministry effectiveness.One way of getting at what matters most in ministry is asking the questions that relate to fulfilling our mission and creating a culture that nurt...  Read More