Whoa! Can you believe the Catalyst Leadership Conference (click the link to check out my Catalyst 2016 recap) in Atlanta is happening next week? Neither can I!
Yet it is. And the team at Catalyst puts on one of the best leadership conferences you can attend. Especially if you’re a church leader.
Catalyst is a 2-day conference dedicated to helping leaders grow strong teams, build great churches, and be the catalyst of change you want to be.
I’ve attended the Catalyst conference for the last 6 or 7 years. Every year I walk away with my mind blown. No doubt, this year will be the same.
The theme for Catalyst Atlanta 2017 is Of Good Courage. That alone should be a reason for attending the Catalyst conference. But I’m honestly excited for the theme. Read more...
When you hear the word salesman, what do you think of. The mind wanders to images such as a used car salesman, a clerk at Wal-Mart, or the kid next door hawking CutCo knives. The term salesman doesn’t get a lot of respect.
And yet every leader needs to hone their sales skills. They need to become an expert salesman to get the job done.
“How can this be?” you may ask. Truth be told, everyone is a salesperson at some point or another, Daniel Pink even sales this in his book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.
Every leader needs to be a salesman. There’s three reasons leaders need to learn to sell.
1. You have to sell the leadership vision: The vision of any organization is vital to it’s success. We must have a clear idea of where we want to go or we run the risk of perishing. Read more...
There was a time I thought of leadership requiring you to stand tall and stand fast. To be able to quickly detach from your feelings and the feelings of others. To be more detached than attached as a leader. Have you ever been there?
Recently, my friend Brandon lent me a book called A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule The World by Daniel Pink. In the book he discusses the differences between right brained and left brained people. One of the chapters dealt with empathy and leadership.
What Is Empathy?
Empathy is the capacity to recognize feelings that are being experienced by another sentient or semi-sentient (in fiction writing) being (via Wikipedia).
What does this mean to you? When you feel empathy, you’re able to relate to others. Seeing and feeling what they’re feeling. Read more...