4 Tips to Becoming a Better Writer



You might be curious about the title of this post. I’m a leadership coach with a leadership and ministry blog. Why would I be posting about becoming a better writer?

The truth is, you don’t need to have a writing job to be a good writer. I’d go as far as saying every leader should know how to write. It not only helps with day-to-day communication … it can also create new opportunities for your ministry or organization. (more…)

Worker Realization Model: Step Three – Training Pt. 2

Training pt 2


About a year ago, I posted a blog inspired by Kobe Bryant. Bryant retired as one of the most controversial and talented men to ever play in the NBA. In his final game, Kobe scored 60 points. In his career, he won five championships with the same team. Kobe was a force to be reckoned with on the court, making him the backbone of the LA Lakers for the entirety of his career. Love him or hate him, Kobe demanded attention with his skill alone. But the excellence that Kobe exemplified throughout his career does not happen on accident. Talent and gifts were activated when met with proper training.

Talent and gifts are activated when met with proper training. Click To Tweet

Bryant’s talent got him started, but natural gifts alone were not enough to make him an international icon. He has given interviews in which he explains his training methods. He watched hours of game times, spent an incredible amount of energy in the gym, and devoted his life to becoming the best ball player he could be. The training he committed himself to and participated in impacted not only his career, but his life as a whole. (more…)

Leaders and Readers: Knock Out Your Reading List With This App

reading list


“…Deep, broad reading habits are often a defining characteristic of our greatest leaders and can catalyze insight, innovation, empathy, and personal effectiveness.” (For Those Who Want to Lead, Read by John Coleman)

I believe reading is an important factor into leadership. If you don’t want to take my word for it, there’s research to prove it! According to the Harvard Business Review, reading not only makes you smarter, it also helps you lead people more effectively. (more…)

Worker Realization Model: Step Three – Training



I am so excited to discuss today’s step in the Worker Realization Model: Training. This is probably my favorite part of the process because this is the leader’s opportunity to truly adopt the new volunteer into the serving community. While the inspiration and discovery steps are incredibly important, the training step is your moment to impart instruction, values, and culture. Your team culture and values are the lifeblood of your ministry. No matter how amazing your new volunteer may be, they must truly become a part of the team to be effective. Training is the only way to bring them into the fold.

Your team culture and values are the lifeblood of your ministry. Click To Tweet

If the discovery phase is about helping the team to learn about themselves, the training step is about teaching your new volunteer about your team. What do you want them to know? What are the vital pieces of information they need to have to be successful? This is your chance to answer those questions. (more…)