Change...chaos...uncertainty...these things are all around us. If not careful, we could sink into despair and feel as though there's no way to improve what is happening in our communities. As a Culture Strategist and Leadership Development Coach to church and faith-based organizational leaders, my goal is to help leaders develop the skills needed to lead effectively in our rapidly changing society. My clients come to me for help handling challenges around diversity, strategic planning, and collaboration. I can envision redemptive solutions coming from strategic collaboration between organizations in the same community with similar goals. The issue is collaborations can go horribly wrong when not strategically planned well. One of the trainings I offer centers around The Power of Strategic Collaborative Relationships. I envision leaders across organizations and sectors being able to capitalize on their collective genius for maximum impact in communities.
What are some ways you have seen leaders come together as they work toward improving the futures of everyone within their influence?
Your heart is critically important, for obvious reasons. You kind of need it to keep beating in order for you to live. Your heart can be beating to keep you alive and you still not be "living". To be truly alive and do more than breathe, your heart needs to dance.
So how do you, as a creative, make your heart dance and fully live? Here are 3 of my tips:
I hope you paint! I hope you write! I hope you sing! I hope you create music! I hope you build! I hope you come up with creative solutions to hard problems! I hope you dance...
What are some of your tips for keeping creativity flowing & your heart dancing?
You can't deny the importance of a name. When people find out that a woman is pregnant, she gets asked if she's having a boy or girl. The very next question is what's his or her name? Name choice is a pretty major decision.
Why is that? What's in a name?
As our world is experiencing so much unrest and uncertainty, I have been focusing on what it means to have personal reset. Part of resetting yourself is to respond differently. One thing God has been speaking is that people are often responding to names He did not call them. These are some of the names people respond to that God did not call us:
God took me back to the story of Abraham in Genesis 17. God said Abram, "Whats more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. I will make you extremely fruitful." NAME CHANGE! God changed Abram's name to Abraham to reflect the promise over his life. Sarai's, Abram's wife's, name was changed to Sarah. The meaning of her name went from princess to princess of many people. Again, God named her for the promise and where she was headed.
What God calls you is important. He calls you based on who He knows you are and where He is sending you. In this time of #reset2020, make it your goal to respond in life from a revelation of the promises over your life and where God is taking you. To do that you must:
What name(s) are you responding to?