Take Your Goal-Setting to the Next Level

Take Your Goal-Setting to the Next Level

“These are goals, not initiatives. I asked you for six initiatives that would support our vision for the campus. These are just things you would like to see happen or programs you want to implement. Take these back and try again. If we really want to see results I need you to think steps.” I pressed my lips together, gritted my teeth and forced a smile. I also nodded and stormed out of my supervisor’s office. I had put a lot of time and effort into my semi-annual evaluation. I had probably... Read More
Stop Being Overwhelmed by your To-Do list

Stop Being Overwhelmed by your To-Do list

So it’s the start of another year. We shout hooray or have our fingers crossed. We are either thrilled that last year has ended or hoping this year is just as awesome as the last. Whatever the case may be, this year holds infinite possibilities. Can you feel it? We are determined to make this our best year yet. We make lists of our new goals, dreams, aspirations, plans, strategies, targets and whatever else we want to call them—so we will be motivated to actually accomplish them. With our new... Read More
Summer Is The New January 1!

Summer Is The New January 1!

If you’re a woman in ministry, particularly a mom, you probably look forward to summer for the same reason your children count down the final days of school: VACATION. The heat brings road trips to the beach, poolside parties, and lazy lemonade stand days. For many of us, summer feels like a three-month hiatus from reality. But what if this summer could actually be a catalyst to change? Suppose you could utilize this time to find a rhythm that helped you communicate expectations, set... Read More
Goals Are Good, Initiatives Are Better

Goals Are Good, Initiatives Are Better

The goal was clear. There was one objective, stop the soccer ball. With both goalies injured, and only minutes left in the game, I found myself shifted from my regular position as midfielder to goalie. The other team was set up for a penalty kick. If the ball went in, we lost. If I could stop it, play would continue. (An important side note, I had zero experience as goalie.) As the opposing team’s best player walked out on the field and all eyes in the stadium were on us, the referee blew his... Read More
How to Lead Strongly This Month and This Year

How to Lead Strongly This Month and This Year

by Misty Phillips The first month of the New Year is now over. Are you still pursuing the goals you set to accomplish this year? Have you kept up momentum through the month of January? If you’re already feeling a slump in motivation to accomplish the goals you’ve set for this year, maybe it’s time to ponder making BIG asks this month—you still have 11 months left! Where do we start? How about with the person we see in the mirror? Big things start with asking God for wisdom,... Read More