A team leader or team lead is someone who provides guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to a group of other individuals (the team) for the purpose of achieving a key result or group of aligned results.

The ability to lead teams of all shapes and sizes is an essential skill — the key to getting things done in many organizations. But working in teams doesn’t come easy. Team leaders and influencers need a strong grasp of group dynamics — plus a clear picture of their own skills and behaviors.

How Truthful are you?

truthEver read the children’s fairy tale of the ‘Emperor’s Clothes’? Once upon a time there lived an Emperor who was rich and famous and loved to dress well.  Read more…

 

Working Well with Men

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It’s almost impossible to talk about gender issues without crashing into all the stereotypes about work-obsessed men, overly sensitive women, and the nasty label that gets attached to assertive women in the workplace. Read more…

 

Invited to Speak? How to Conquer Self

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You are invited to speak, as you often (or not) are. Your rational self knows this is a big opportunity you cannot pass up, but as soon as you say yes your knees turn to running jelly. Read more…

Leading Confidently

1One of the greatest monsters that I wrestle with in my leadership is being confident in the calling and gifting God has for me. I battle the usual suspects of insecurity, fear and the obsessive need to compare myself to others.  Read More…

The Missing Half

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Anything a man can do, a woman can do and even better”! This was the statement my daughter made in response to a debate they had in class about whether or not men and women had similar abilities. Read more…

Supporting Women Leaders: Can you be Counted?

 women The phone rang.“Hi Beatrice” the caller greeted.

“Hi Catherine, how are you doing?” I answered.

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How to Lead Dominating Male Leaders: Three things I’ve learned as I’ve led dominant men

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It’s a good thing I didn’t know all of the challenges I would face when I first became a lead pastor. If I had, I may have done a “Jonah” and ran in the opposite direction.

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Put The Jigsaw Pieces Together

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“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” ~ Stephen Covey

Jigsaw puzzle games come with an image of what the little pieces should form when put together correctly.

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Four Ways to Support Women in Leadership: Can you be counted?

 

“We’d like you to talk about that women thing…”  That was a caller from a radio station giving me the topic I was to speak on as part of International Women’s Day celebration.

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