As I’ve shared with you in the past, I’ve had an amazing experience attending WBECS – the World Business and Executive Coach Summit. I highly recommend that you take a look at this year’s inspiring line-up and register for their free Pre-Summit classes. Again, I want to provide are my recommendations for you as a leader who develops others using a coach approach for:
- disciplemaking & church planting
- leading & developing teams
- coaching church planters & networks leaders
Registration is now open! Go here to see the full WBECS speaker line-up and secure your spot at no cost!
Each week leading up to the FREE Pre-Summit I highlight a session that might be of particular interest for you. Remember the Pre-Summit consists of 48 sessions and lasts four weeks. Week #1 is May 27th – May 31st (see previous week’s blog for my recommendations).
You can choose for yourself which ones you want to attend.
Following is the session I recommend for Week #2 June 3rd-7th; especially if you are working with teams in a cross-cultural context.
The summit starts on May 28th and you can still register for over 40 live online classes. They are all completely pitch-free and 100% value!
Go here to register for the complimentary Pre-Summit sessions before they fill up!
This year, WBECS will surprise you with a lot of new features. You can join panel discussions, interact with the speakers during live Q&A sessions and much more.
I truly believe that you are going to be impressed by what they have to offer. Which is why I recommend that you experience WBECS for yourself.
Leadership Effectiveness Profile
I love to share insights, resources and training opportunities with leaders who have a vision to increase their effectiveness.
As a leader, the quality of your leadership is your most valuable asset. That’s why I believe that constantly educating yourself is crucial for long-term fruitfulness. Since coaching is a tool that can help you empower your team, in disciplemaking, in developing church planters, in supporting pastors, etc. – I want you to be aware of a helpful online, FREE resource that is available to you.
You might know that I have attended WBECS – the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit – over the last couple of years… And their online classes have impacted the way I coach. I enjoyed learning the latest methodologies and connecting with a community of leaders taking a coach approach. Even though you may not be pursuing coaching as a vocation, this training can be helpful to develop your coaching expertise. I understand that you need to be selective with how you steward your time. That is why I have taken the time to vett the various offerings to recommend a few that might be relevant for you.
The Pre-Summit consists of 48 sessions and lasts four weeks. Week #1 is May 27th – May 31st. You can choose for yourself which ones you want to attend but I would suggest the two live coaching demos to see how world-class leaders take a coach-approach.
Here are the names of those sessions, linked to the bio of the respective leader modeling their competence:
Are you curious? Then reserve your spot for the complimentary WBECS Pre-Summit now:
Go here to register for WBECS 2019.
I promise you will gain incredible value from it!
Leadership Effectiveness Profile
PS: You will also get to join a global community of thriving coaches and benefit from many interactive features like panel discussions and Q&As. I highly recommend that you join the free Pre-Summit now before the most popular sessions are full. Here is the registration link for you again.
Have A Clear Knowledge of Where You Are As A Leader, And How To Get Better!
I’ve found one way to engage leaders in a developmental conversation is to ask them to assess themselves.
There are a number of excellent tools out there that do a great job, providing a reliable and valid baseline that leaders trust. One tool I’ve used with dozens of leaders is called the Leadership Effectiveness Profile. It helps a leader reflect on eight key areas that every leader utilizes as she/he leads a team.
When leader’s see their profile it causes them to pause!
To enhance this exercise, InFocus in partnership with Scrappy Leader has incorporated video to highlight each of the eight competencies in the Leadership Effectiveness Profile online course. The combination of the assessment with the videos is a solid resource to help a leader take the next step in their development. Ideally, the resource works best in the context of a coaching relationship.
Please CLICK HERE for more information or contact InFocus to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT or call/text me at 951.473.4481.
Core values are both personal and corporate.
- They are personal in that individuals have certain aspects of their personality that they emphasize or aspire to uphold.
- They are corporate in that the collective values of team members capture the essence of what the organization aspires to uphold.
I’ve found that many individuals and teams are vague on their values. Case in point, how many times have you discovered a laundry list of values when you ask leaders to share/recite their personal or corporate values? I want to share with you a YouTube video that will challenge you to think through your core values and arrive at three that you will commit to memory.
The title of the YouTube video is, You Have Too Many Core Values by Storybrand founder, Don Miller. He is the author of the book, “Blue Like Jazz” that you may have read. The point he makes is worth considering for you and your team.
One of the reasons we are offering the Personal Calling Collective LIVE is to help people discover their personal values. As people take this important step they will have a greater sense of self, a greater understanding of how the Lord has created them and a greater sense of calling. I hope you can join me and my co-facilitator, Mukesh Azad in June 2019. CLICK HERE for more information.
How many times have you taken people through some kind of process to discern their spiritual gifts, passions, skills or strengths – only to discover that they had not budged in pursuing their calling from God?
When I first started out in ministry my role in the college group that I was serving was to help people understand their spiritual gifts. It did exactly what it was designed to do. People with a gift of service found a place to serve. Over and over again I helped people find how and where they could use their gifts. What I realized is, that this is a good starting point but not how people naturally thrive long-term.
Now, I see that the process needs to be embedded in a coaching relationship, providing feedback on an ongoing basis. When the feedback loop is provided, the person has a chance to reflect on what they are doing, make adjustments then focus more and more on what they enjoy most or – passionate about. I remember one person that I worked with for an extended period is now thriving in a church planting ministry.
However, that support is often-times missing for people who are discerning their way in ministry.
The solution is to have leaders who know how to support people in their unique, personal calling process. One group that we really, really need to help is the up and coming generation. Call them what you want, the younger generation are hungry for this type of attention – that is one reason we created the Personal Calling Collective, LIVE online learning community. To help you learn how to support followers of Jesus to discern what He has called them to do with their spiritual gifts, passions, skills, strengths all in the context of their life journey.
One of the tools that is central to the Collective is the Focused Ministry Coaching Guide & Storyboard. It provides the framework for the self-discovery process. What I like it that it describes the process – allowing you to utilize tools that you are most comfortable with to assess a person’s spiritual gifts, passions, skills, strengths, etc. There are so many available today and every leader has their favorites.
Who do you know that might benefit from being a part of an exciting group of leaders, working hard to help people discern what God has called them to accomplish?
The start date is June 24 and the Collective includes four, 1-hour group sessions with six, 1-1 coach appointments; for a total of 10 contact hours. Please reach-out to me direct and let me know if you have any questions. You can schedule a time to meet by CLICKING HERE.
Below is a breakdown of the topics you will learn how to coaching people through:
- Showing Up
- Trying things out
- Connecting with your passion
- Evaluating your service
- Examining your life journey
- Discerning your calling
- Sharpening your skills
- Involving others
- Training others
- Broadening perspectives
CLICK HERE for more information.
I have reflected on this for some time. Like the last 30+ years. What is your answer?
When I asked a church staff this question, they responded a month later with a list of qualities that described a disciple. For example: Godly character, biblical literate, service, humility, shares faith, etc. And the list went on and on. I was exhausted at the end of our meeting because I was convinced that no one I knew would ever measure-up; including me.
What I felt they were describing was a list of behaviors to make better disciples, but not to MAKE disciples.
This was troubling to me. You could pragmatically help your people become better disciples but miss Jesus’ command to make disciples. Jesus set the tone of His mission by showing His disciples that the best way to become a better disciple is by making disciples.
Taking this a step deeper. Is your ministry making better disciples or more disciples? What is the fruit of a disciple? Simply put, the fruit of a disciple are disciples who are making disciples.
We have taken the mystery of what a fruitful disciple does in the Disciplemaking Collective. We use a simple path to help disciples assess where they are on their disciplemaking journey called the Disciplemaking Coaching Guide and Storyboard (see image above). CLICK HERE for more information.