Effective Leadership as a Coach and Pastor When I was a young boy growing up in North Carolina, I was taught many lessons about effective leadership and weak leadership. Football became an important part of my recreational life. The boys in my family began playing football when we entered the fifth grade. This practice continued […]
While people may assume that there is very little difference between coaching, counseling, mentoring, and discipleship, there are some significant differences. Coaching differs from counseling in that coaching works in the realm of positive psychology while counseling focuses more on negative psychology. This fact is seen in the goals for clients.
The job description of a coach will include the following: Must invest enough time to get to know the person or persons being coached. Fully understand the mission, objectives, goals, roles, and challenges of the client. Clearly identify the context, mission, values, goals, roles, resources, accountability, timeframe, and expectations before coaching begins. Observe the person’s […]
Dealing with criticism and complaints is an issue in almost every area of ministry. Church leaders have had to deal with complaints from the beginning. (See II Corinthians for Paul’s experience. It is nothing new!) Here are a number of tips for dealing with complaints in ministry: 1. Do not take things too personally. The […]
Here is a good resource for teamwork development. The goal of Like A Team is to help provide some good tools for teamwork education and development. Quotes About Coaching I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing, and he has the right to expect the best that I can do […]
In his book, Leadership Coaching, Ton Stoltzfus points out how to develop smart goals. He uses the word smart as an acronym. S.M.A.R.T. Goals are: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Specific (page 136) Dale Roach _________________________________________________ Quotes About Coaching Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you. –John Wooden Any […]
What are the 3 R’s and pitfalls of an organization? Noam Wasserman, Harvard Business School professor, outlines the three Rs: relationship decisions, roles decisions, and rewards decisions, as the pitfalls for an organization. Teamwork Quotes Teamwork represents a set of values that encourage behaviors such as listening and constructively responding to points of view expressed […]
Ken Edmundson of Edmundson Northstar tells the story of a friend- a company executive- who had a conversation with his own seven-year-old daughter one day after work. “Daddy, what did you do today?” “I went to work, ” he replied. “Did you do a good job?” “I did my best,” he responded. “Did you throw up […]