The best Christian leadership conference is upon us once again.

Today marks the unofficial start of the Catalyst Leadership Conference.

Experience the wonder of Catalyst

And I’m honored to, once again, be live blogging the event.

What that means is over the next 3 days, I’ll be posting my thoughts live as the event is happening. You’ll get a peek into my thoughts and what I’m learning.

I’m excited to share this event with you and I hope you’ll tune in over the next few days and snag the leadership insights I’ll be dropping here.

Question: Have you been to a Catalyst event before? If so, what were your thoughts? If not, what’s holding you back?

Leaders have a unique set of responsibilities. They’re responsible for the health of their teams. Leaders are also responsible for their own health.

Being a leader requires us to be conscious of these 2 facts. It also requires us to continuously ask ourselves questions.

Without asking questions, it’s easy for a leader to get off-track. You will lose sight of the endgame. You will be tossed to and fro. You will not reach your leadership potential.

So, what questions should a leader ask themselves? Here are 10 questions that every leader must ask themselves:

1. Why am I leading? You’re leading for a reason. Or at least you started out leading with a reason.

Asking yourself “Why am I leading?” will help you put the focus back where it belongs.

Wow! We’re heading into the home stretch of 2015. 75% of the year is gone.

What have you done with it? A lot, I hope.

Most used words on blog in September 2015

It always amazes me how fast the days and months fly by. In the moment, they seem to last forever. Looking back, they fly by.

So much so, that we often forget to take the time to reflect on what’s happened through the month.

That’s why I love doing these monthly reviews. I get to see how the blog did in a general sense, I get to honor people who helped out the blog, and I get to share exciting happenings with you guys!

Top Posts For September 2015

  1. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders
  2. 17 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Pixar’s Inside Out
  3. 16 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Big Hero 6

Lots of people are talking about corporate culture and how they want their organizations to be known for theirs.

After all, companies like Google and Amazon are known for the culture their company permeates.

But how does an organization create a corporate culture when one has never been defined? It’s difficult because there’s been a culture that’s evolved since no one stepped up to direct the culture.

It’s now your duty to create the culture you want.

This is how you do it:

Model the behavior you want to see: Do you want the culture of your organization to be laid back and easy going or do you want your organization to look like it’s worth a million bucks?

You have the power to shape the culture. To do so, you must model the behavior you want seen.

I loved the idea for the new Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro movie The Intern. In it, Hathaway’s company wanted to infuse old-school wisdom into their budding internet business.

They do this by bringing in new interns. These interns aren’t what we normally think of when we think of an intern. Rather, these interns are older individuals looking to contribute to the success of a new company, About The Fit.

Learn leadership lessons in The Intern

The only problem with this is that the founder of About The Fit forgot they had discussed this program. When it came time for her to have an intern, she wanted to push him off on another department.

This is where the movie excelled and where the leadership lessons started.