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7 Reasons I Wouldn’t be Without the Clarity Model

Here are 7 reasons I wouldn’t be without the Clarity Model. All of them relate to the fact that on any given day I need to move priorities forward. It doesn’t matter what hat I happen to have on, personal, professional or leader, I need the tools to get the job done. I wouldn’t go out trekking in the wild without having a compass and map. Nor would I navigate through the wild of life, business and service without the compass and map of the Clarity Model at my ready disposal. Here’s what makes this knowledge invaluable to me 1. I Can Use [...]

7 Reasons I Wouldn’t be Without the Clarity Model2018-07-24T08:39:45+00:00

Failing Forward, Revisiting John Maxwell’s Book

A recent client mentioned something he'd once read in John Maxwell's book, Failing Forward. He also mentioned that he'd lent his copy out and should get it back and revisit what was said. Since I happened to have a copy, I wrote out several of my underlined passages that I thought might be encouraging, challenging and inspiring for my friend. I thought you might feel the same. So here they are, just as I sent them off to my client. Failing Forward, John Maxwell, c. 2000, Maxwell Motivation Inc. “What distinguishes winners from losers is that winners concentrate at all [...]

Failing Forward, Revisiting John Maxwell’s Book2018-07-24T08:51:27+00:00

Get the Action Plan Advantage

Want an Action Plan Advantage? What are your desired outcomes from this upcoming week, the next quarter or the year ahead? What do you need to do to make those things happen … ... find a solution? ... take advantage of an opportunity? ... troubleshoot something that isn't working? ... just focus, tweak, maintain momentum and get the job done? Let's Be Clear Those who get an Action Plan Advantage Find solutions. Take advantage of opportunities. Troubleshoot problems more accurately. Focus. Adjust, maintain momentum and GET THE JOB DONE. Making Plans I'll bet hardly a day goes by that you [...]

Get the Action Plan Advantage2018-07-24T08:51:19+00:00

Beacon Bible Camp and the Origins of the Clarity Model

I've been asked a number of times before, “How did the Clarity Model get started?” So, here’s the backstory - the origins of the Clarity Model. The model really had its genesis back in the early to mid 90’s when Alice and I set aside business for a time and I took over as Executive Director of Beacon Bible Camp. Leadership and Management It was a pretty intense time of leadership as you can imagine. Beacon was a small but vibrant organization and we were the only full-time couple who were there. We felt the weight of taking over leadership [...]

Beacon Bible Camp and the Origins of the Clarity Model2018-07-24T08:56:00+00:00

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 Essential2018-07-24T08:56:08+00:00

Business Leadership Coaching

Business leadership coaching is a strategic investment. Working with a seasoned coach creates a confidential setting in which to discuss personal performance and think through important aspects of business that influence competitive advantage in today's marketplace. It allows the owner or executive to talk through and flesh out strategy, discuss important operational concerns and improve work and leadership habits that contribute to positive growth. Over the years we have coached business clients experiencing head-turning success. We have also coached others with challenges for whom turn-around was critical. One client captured the sentiment of most. “I need some solid objective support. [...]

Business Leadership Coaching2018-07-30T22:56:50+00:00

Christian Leadership Coaching

Why Christian Leadership Coaching? Christian leadership coaching is engaged by Christian leaders and executives because like any other business or organizational leader, they want something to be different. They are intent on addressing personal, professional or organizational concerns. However, they want to work with a seasoned professional Coach who in addition to assisting them with business and ministry goals, shares a common Lord, common spiritual language and a common ultimate life purpose. Typically, and this is certainly true of our clients, they want more out of their total life. And while the emphasis of coaching may be oriented toward work, [...]

Christian Leadership Coaching2018-07-24T09:01:35+00:00

Four Days of Focus

Four Days of Focus - This is your opportunity to start, finish or make significant progress on a project that is important to you. In one sense it really doesn’t matter what the project is or what phase of execution you are engaged upon. What does matter is that you are committed to spending four days being focused on moving forward and achieving your goals. Here are some key things you need to know to make Four Days of Focus a success. Create an Undistracted Environment If you are distracted you will not make progress. If you cannot adjust your [...]

Four Days of Focus2018-07-24T09:08:47+00:00

Clarity Model Training Endorsements

From a Few of Our participants: Clarity Model Training Endorsements The Clarity Model is a foundational, versatile and essential tool for any coach or leader who wishes to help others clarify and achieve their goals. The depth of the model is surprising, and the application potential is limitless. It truly is one of those tools that every leader should have! I use it every day in my personal and professional life! Diane Dotson CPLC, CCMC Certified Professional Life Coach Certified Career Management Coach ONE80lifecoaching.com ONE80careercoaching.com ......................... When Gary shared his "Clarity" concept with me, I immediately saw how this model [...]

Clarity Model Training Endorsements2018-07-24T10:49:45+00:00

There is Power in a Decision

There is power in a decision. Connect me up with a good (but old) James Michener novel and I’m a happy guy. Mr. Michener was once asked if he could explain his process for book writing. His explanation, “I begin four or five years in advance. I keep thinking about things, what I would like to do, I make little outlines, and then I come to the moment of decision and I dig in.” What can a “moment of decision” cause a person to do? Michener explains, “I get up at 7:30 a.m., and work very diligently all morning. I [...]

There is Power in a Decision2018-07-24T11:20:38+00:00