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If This Is Missing, You Need to Find It (Purpose)

engagement Dec 17, 2019

Recently I had a lunch meeting with a high-level executive from a company in town. I’ve known him for a while. He’s extremely sharp, skilled, and ambitious, so it’s no surprise he has advanced in his career throughout the years.

But it was a surprise when he said: “I have a good salary, a good title, and a lot of responsibility. But I feel so discontented. What’s wrong with me?”

As he went on, it sounded familiar. I’d often heard the same thing in the...

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My Puny View of Jesus

faith Dec 17, 2019

Intimacy with Jesus hasn’t been a struggle for me. I like to live my life from my heart. You could say I haven’t been “shorthearted” when it comes to Jesus. But I have been shortsighted in my vision of Christ.

For the last year and a half—after 30 years of being a Christian, including some years in Christian leadership—I’ve been in a process of rediscovering who Jesus is, and I’m coming to love him more. I’m seeing how a greater vision of...

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6 Myths of Professional Coaching

coaching Dec 17, 2019

When I attended the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, I was amazed at how often the topic of coaching came up. This wasn’t a conference on coaching, but when talking about personal development and leadership, many of the speakers mentioned coaching. The rise of coaching is a global phenomenon. You may have noticed it yourself. In its 2017 State of the American Workplace study, Gallup reports that today’s employees expect some form of coaching at work.

With the rise of something new,...

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How To Work With Dominant People Without Disengaging

self-awareness Dec 17, 2019

I’m friends with them, work with them, am led by them. They’re around me at the office, at church, at home. I’m even married to one. Yesterday we talked about how to work with compliant people without crushing them, and discussed the RightPath tool that helps our employees understand more about themselves and working with others.

Today we talk about dominant people.

When my wife discovered I’d be writing about dominant folks, she instructed me to be nice. When...

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Stop to pick the daisies

personal Dec 17, 2019

You know the phrase, “Stop to pick the daisies?” Well, if you look it up in a phrase book you’ll see my daughter’s picture. No, really. In the description there are big block letters, “ASIA: Stopping to pick the daisies” and there she is, sweet smile with a fistful of daisies. I’m sure in some language her name means “daisy-picker.”

And at the same time, at a clandestine meeting behind a waterfall, I’m sure some hyper-naturalists...

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3 Ways Workplaces Can Offer Coaching to Employees

coaching Dec 17, 2019

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about coaching in the workplace. In the past, the term “coach” was applied to sports, then to performances like “voice coach” or “acting coach.” Most recently, coaching has entered the workplace—and indicators suggest coaching is here to stay.

A report from Gallup on the American workforce says that today’s employees expect coaching, and employers that don’t offer...

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How To Work With Compliant People Without Crushing Them

self-awareness Dec 17, 2019

The other day someone made a request of me and before I could even think, my mouth said, “Sure I’d love to.” When I went home and thought about it more, I realized I hadn’t really wanted to say yes, but my words betrayed me. And now I felt stuck between what I agreed to, and what I really wanted. Ugh, I’d been in this situation before, what happened?

At EnergyCAP, Inc., we’re helping our employees to understand themselves better. One of the tools we use is...

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Why We Adopted

personal Dec 17, 2019

Adoption is an adventure we never intended to take. I suppose most adventures start out this way—unplanned. You’re minding your own business and all of a sudden something catches your attention. There’s movement from under a rock, smoke in the distance, an unrecognizable odor in the air. You’re drawn into the drama even though you never meant to be. That’s how adoption was for us.

I should explain how we came to adopt Rex. Like many adventures, it was not a...

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Is My Job The Same As My Calling?

faith Dec 17, 2019

Thank you to the reader who asked the question, “Is my job the same as my calling?” It’s a good question because it hits on the innate longing to become who you were made to be and do what you were made to do. I don’t know anyone who wants to live a wasted life, but I know many who want to live a fulfilled one. Living your calling is a way to get there.

Is your job the same as your calling?

I would say no, for three reasons.

Your calling is the purpose for which God...

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How God Wants to Love You

faith Dec 17, 2019

One of the ways God wants to love us is through prayer.

But sometimes we don’t let Him. We’d rather let God love us by delivering our future spouse to our doorstep. Or depositing a million dollars into our bank account. Or giving us a child. There’s nothing wrong with wanting these things, but I’m not sure we’ll end up feeling loved by God if He delivers.

We might feel grateful and happy at first. But soon the feeling will fade at the first argument with Prince...

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