Ministry Monday: Introducing a Weekly Conversation

Ministry Monday


Hello, friends! Today is a very exciting day at the Invest Leadership office. Our staff has been buzzing for weeks in anticipation of today’s announcement and we are so excited today has finally arrived.

Invest Leadership Initiative was founded to help people grow by investing in themselves and investing in success. Although personal and professional growth are by no means limited to the church or those who find themselves in vocational ministry, we can’t deny that church ministry has a special place in our hearts. Many of our clients are pastors and church leaders; our workshops and materials work very well in the private sector and non-profit organizations. We love the local church and we love the pastors who lead those communities. It is our desire to see pastors and church leaders grow by investing in themselves and in success. (more…)

Understanding the Four Domains of EQ

Domains of EQ


There are a lot of unique terms we’re going to be using as we delve into Emotional Intelligence over the next several weeks.

Emotional Intelligence or EQ is broken up into four domains: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. Each domain comes with corresponding competencies, but we’ll start talking about those more in-depth next week.

Here are the domains broken down in a Harvard Business Review article: (more…)

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

John Maxwell

What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Do You Need It?

Emotional Intelligence


When I was in college, I remember my professors saying, “C students are the ones who become the best pastors.” In the moment, my classmates and I had no idea what they meant by it. But then I came across some research on emotional intelligence and the idea of average intellectual performance leading to success started making more sense to me.

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and the ability to understand and influence the emotions of others. It’s a term created by Psychology Professor Peter Salovey—now President of Yale University—and John Mayer of University of New Hampshire. However, it was made popular by Daniel Goleman. (more…)