You can choose to harness stress or be swamped by it.

Are You a Burned Out Christian Leader?

Here Are Words You Need to Hear. If you are a burned out Christian leader, please do not leave this page until you read all of it. Deep down you know there are words you need to hear right now. And you will know the source. Take one small step to replace your discouragement with God's encouragement. People have probably disappointed you deeply. There is one clear starting point on the road to recovery. You may be angry or carry a deep sadness. It may be difficult to even concentrate on the scriptures below. You may feel abandoned. Keep reading. [...]

Are You a Burned Out Christian Leader? 2018-07-24T10:49:55+00:00

Reasons for Executive Coaching

Since we began tracking reasons for executive coaching in 1998, twelve distinct 'themes' have emerged. These are the broad areas that our leaders have consistently requested coaching on. 1. Personal, Professional and Organizational Performance 2. Critical Conversations and Decision Making 3. Day-to-Day Issues and Long Term Strategic Planning 4. Motivating, Leading and Developing Others 5. Fostering Significant Ideas and Projects 6. Succession Planning and Grooming for Advancement 7. Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships 8. Time Control, Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout 9. Maximizing Opportunities in Change and Transition 10. Career Satisfaction and Transitions 11. Values, Integrity and Personal Contribution 12. Changing [...]

Reasons for Executive Coaching 2018-07-24T10:53:54+00:00

Addiction to Adrenaline Hinders a Solution to Burnout

Sometimes addiction to adrenaline hinders a solution to burnout. This can be serious. Leaders, executive, entrepreneurs and professionals are candidates and many probably don't even realize it. Overload and burnout can sometimes be very closely tied with adrenaline levels. When we constantly need to be out facing stressful situations, adrenaline levels need to be up. And when there are consistently "not enough hours in the day", we may be running on adrenaline. We've even coined a modern term for this incessant activity. We call it "hurry disease." Imagine ... "disease". That can't be good. Adrenaline is a drug. It was given by the Creator [...]

Addiction to Adrenaline Hinders a Solution to Burnout 2018-07-24T10:54:03+00:00

Burned Out Christian Leader, Words You Need to Hear

If you are a burned out Christian leader, please do not leave this page until you read all of it. Deep down you know there are words you need to hear right now. And you know the source. Take one small step to replace your discouragement with God's encouragement. People have probably disappointed you deeply. There is one clear starting point on the road to recovery. You may be angry or carry a deep sadness. It may be difficult to even concentrate on the scriptures below. You may feel abandoned. Keep reading. Struggle through it if you have too, but [...]

Burned Out Christian Leader, Words You Need to Hear 2018-07-24T11:01:32+00:00

When It Seems Like There Are No Solutions

There are times, discouraging times often, when it seems like there are no solutions. There are problems that are hard to solve. Some literally have no solution. Stress is high, decision making is tough and acceptance may be the only way forward. How we handle that acceptance is key. Eddie Askew and his wife made experiences while providing leadership and working with the Leprosy Mission in India for 15 years that allowed them to speak to this issue. This excerpt and prayer is taken from Eddie Askew's book, Disguises of Love, c.1983, The Leprosy Mission International. "In an earlier letter [...]

When It Seems Like There Are No Solutions 2018-07-24T11:05:44+00:00

10 Areas of Life Work Balance

Life-work balance is more than stuffing other things in around work. It is having an intentional plan to do well in all areas of life. You may be experiencing job burnout because your thinking is faulty. Let's start giving thought to a better future, one that includes finding balance. How to Use this Exercise: I have adapted a list of life balance areas from Jack Lannom's book "Untapped Potential" c.1998, Thomas Nelson, Inc. Ask yourself on a scale of 1 - 10 just how well you are doing in each of these life areas. Are you balanced and satisfied or [...]

10 Areas of Life Work Balance 2018-07-24T11:05:48+00:00

Benefits of Dealing With the Causes of Stress

I know the benefits of dealing with the causes of stress from firsthand experience. Years ago as a leader, I understood about leading others. But when it came to some of the stresses in my own life, I needed to learn some hard fought lessons. I needed to take the initiative to take care of myself so I could be in a position to continue caring for others. When I began to take responsibility for dealing with the stress causes and overload I was experiencing, a number of things happened. I want to take the time to list them for you [...]

Benefits of Dealing With the Causes of Stress 2018-07-24T11:06:59+00:00

Coping with Stress – One Question, One Answer

While coping with stress, any leader, executive, owner or professional may experience periods of greater intensity, where the demands placed upon them continue on for a period of time. Generally the situation is temporary, moving toward a deadline or a project completion, but if it continues for too long it can create a period where the individual is overloaded and feels considerable stress. When the demand or intensity is lessened the worker usually goes back to a relatively balanced situation. What if that doesn't happen? If you describe yourself as simply 'coping with stress', we have a question for you. [...]

Coping with Stress – One Question, One Answer 2018-07-24T11:07:13+00:00

Facing Burnout What Should I Do?

Facing burnout what should I do? This means you're probably experiencing some significant stress right now. And if that's the case, I'm glad that you've decided to get everything you can from this website and the resources we offer you. To make any progress avoiding burnout, here is where you need to start. I'm going to give you a blueprint for moving forward. Staying in the same situation you're in now simply is not an option. Stress is cumulative. You need to face it head on and deal with causes. Here are three things you need to work on, beginning [...]

Facing Burnout What Should I Do? 2018-07-24T11:08:40+00:00