Change happens. Transition is how we deal with it.

Clarity Training is Essential

I operate under a simple belief. Every Christian leader and professional should have Clarity Training in their tool box. Clarity Training is essential. I believe any new leadership team should absolutely understand the Clarity Model. I believe any organization that wants to be successful should ensure Clarity Training for their key people. And I'll go even further. I actually believe that every young person in college or university should have Clarity Training under their belt before they graduate. Seeing yourself and your situation clearly and knowing what to do next is just that important. That's true for individuals and it's [...]

Clarity Training is Essential 2018-07-24T08:56:08+00:00

Lack of Confidence to Deal With Burnout

Do you have a lack of confidence to deal with burnout? Afraid that after you attempt some changes you'll still land right back in the same old situation all over again? It doesn't have to be. You can change your thinking and take more effective actions. And I've worked with many leaders and professionals who have. Burnout and lack of confidence are often closely connected. This uncertainty in moving forward is a subtle and pervasive attitude to have if we really want to beat burnout. We're afraid that no matter what we do, we'll most likely end up right back where we [...]

Lack of Confidence to Deal With Burnout 2018-07-24T10:56:11+00:00

Avoiding Taking Action Won’t Solve Burnout

Believe me, ninety-nine times out of a hundred, avoiding taking action won't solve burnout. Often leaders believe the current situation might just go away... evaporate into thin air. They duck down low and try to pretend it isn't there. Generally we’re kidding ourselves. We really do know the truth, and mostly we know the mysterious "it" needs to be faced, but we have convinced ourselves that somehow this all just might magically disappear. The only problem is it doesn't. It hasn’t in the past and it won’t in the future. It's only wishful thinking. This is a great avoidance trick we [...]

Avoiding Taking Action Won’t Solve Burnout 2018-07-24T10:58:38+00:00

Why Clarity is Important

If we understand why clarity is important, we can move forward. It sounds simple but it is true. Clarity rules. Clarity will determine whether a company responds to changing conditions or falls further back. Clarity will determine whether an individual takes the steps to move forward or flounders in mediocrity. Clarity will determine whether the population of a country will stand up for their rights or be suppressed by an iron fist. Clarity will determine whether a newly married couple will move forward in harmony or devolve into dysfunction. Clarity, is at the heart of my coaching engagements. You need [...]

Why Clarity is Important 2018-07-24T11:25:38+00:00

Executive Coach, Gary Wood Assumes Leadership of Christian Coaches Network

Executive Coach, Gary Wood Assumes Leadership of Christian Coaches Network PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Gary Wood, President and Director Christian Coaches Network 705.687.2711 gary@christiancoaches.com www.christiancoaches.com The largest public search platform worldwide that is devoted entirely to finding professional Christian coaches has changed leadership. On February 1, 2010, Executive Coach, Gary Wood assumed leadership of the Christian Coaches Network from founder Judy Santos, who has provided vision and direction to the organization for the last 12 years. She says of her choice of Gary Wood as successor, “He has been on the CCN Advisory Board since it’s inception in [...]

Executive Coach, Gary Wood Assumes Leadership of Christian Coaches Network 2018-07-24T11:29:21+00:00

Decision Making Questions Leaders Should Ask BEFORE Agreeing to Serve

Over several years, I have developed 14 decision making questions leaders should ask BEFORE agreeing to serve in any capacity, paid or voluntary, business or nonprofit. As my coaching clients have spent time with the questions and their answers, good decisions have been made. Here are a ten of the fourteen questions. If you are being asked to assume responsibility, whether it be a promotion, new company or new leadership role, take the time to sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and write out your answers. That way you will be very intentional and capture your [...]

Decision Making Questions Leaders Should Ask BEFORE Agreeing to Serve 2018-07-23T06:20:43+00:00

Dealing with Burnout at Christmas (or Anytime)

Leaders and professionals experience burnout. Dealing with burnout at Christmas can be especially discouraging. The world around you is happy. And you are sapped of emotional energy to enjoy it. Start here. Ten steps to address burnout. Rule out anything medical. Make sure what you are feeling doesn't have its roots in a physical problem. Know that there is hope. This is not a hopeless situation without solutions. Just know that that is the case. Take responsibility for change. Take ownership for turning this situation around. Face the fear. Change will involve moving into new territory and leaving old. Be [...]

Dealing with Burnout at Christmas (or Anytime) 2018-07-23T06:22:29+00:00

The Bible on Leadership and Relationship

For the Christian leader, our essential resource for informing how we work is reading the Bible on leadership and relationship. Do you believe this? I sometimes present on personal effectiveness at conferences and training events. I enjoy doing it, but I will tell you that I am a Bible teacher at heart. From time to time I am asked to speak to professional groups from the scriptures. Sometimes an entire audience will be made up of leaders who may be spending their day on topics of best practice and professional improvement. The primary purpose of God’s Word is not to [...]

The Bible on Leadership and Relationship 2018-07-23T06:32:06+00:00

8 Places to Start for Executive Health and Fitness

I am certainly no expert on executive health and fitness. But over the years I have learned a few things about the importance of taking care of myself in order to be at my best for me, my family and my work. Here are 8 places to start for executive health and fitness if you haven't done anything about it for a long, long time. Face it. You're out of shape. You're probably feeling it and a look at the naked person in the mirror confirms it. Inside and out, you probably need some work. Of course the real change [...]

8 Places to Start for Executive Health and Fitness 2018-07-23T07:08:22+00:00

Is Personal Development Dead?

Is it possible that we have too many terms with too much baggage ... terms like 'personal development'? Could it be that 'personal development' is bogging many good and potentially great leaders down? (Not to mention professional development.) They have sincere and hopeful intentions but over the months and years remain stuck, not growing and not attempting to grow beyond what are akin to a few New Year's Resolutions and some feeble attempts at 'embracing change' all under the label of personal and professional growth. Is personal development dead? ... the term I mean ... is it spent, passe, overworked, [...]

Is Personal Development Dead? 2018-07-23T07:14:24+00:00