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How to reflect after the Global Leadership Summit

It’s time to get to work – reflections after attending the 2018 Global Leadership Summit.

This whole week I’m going to do something different. Each day I’m going to write about a specific topic from one of the speakers at this year’s Global Leadership Summit that was held last week. I spent the weekend reflecting over this year’s event and the best way for me to go deeper with it is to share it and talk about it and add some value back to you in case you weren’t in attendance. But what was taught at this event is something I’m passionate about. Leadership and influence.   Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. And everyone has it; the question is how are you using it?

So starting off – I’m going to share a process I learned from one of my mentors with the John Maxwell Team. It’s a process I’ve used to help me reflect after attending conferences or workshops where I’ve left really inspired. I call it my mind dump. I’m going to tell you though – only do this when you are really inspired and can be uninterrupted. Because you don’t want to be bothered when you are getting focused.

One of the questions I used to always ask myself when attending conferences or workshops like this was what to do with the pages and pages of notes I took. What do I do next, once I get back to reality? Are you ready? I’ll show you how.

I call it the 3 R’s – Reflect, Recoup and Refocus

Let’s get started.

  1. Take time to Reflect – and put a game plan together. What’s that look like? After attending a workshop, get a way and give yourself some quiet time to really think about what you were thinking about. Go through your notes and think about what was being shared and what you wrote down. As you begin to reflect, start by asking yourself these three questions.

1. What did you learn?

Go through your notes. Everything you wrote down are triggering thoughts. Explore them. What did you learn as a result of being at the Global Leadership Summit? Take 10 minutes, an hour, an entire day and go through all of your notes. Find the theme. What were the lessons from each page? As you go through these notes, it will become clearer.

2.Who did you meet?

You meet a lot of people. What are you doing to build on those relationships? You have to be intentional about building those relationships up. Go through your list of business and divide them into 3 categories.

  1.  People who you would generally love to connect with. This was a person who you would like to get to know them more. Be intentional about developing these. Add some value to them.
  2. People you told you were going to do something. These are those you have to take some sort of action with. Did you tell you would follow up? Did you tell them you’d send them some resources?
  3. These are the cards you don’t recognize nor really remember who they were – throw these cards away. Toss em out. Be intentional about the connections you made and go from there. If you didn’t make a lasting connection – it’s not worth your time.

3. What can you do today?

How can you be intentional? Send me an email, post a comment or share what you can do today to start taking action and implement some of the things you learned or have learned.

The Second R – Recoup – Recoup your investment. Tickets, travel, food and lodging – these events are not cheap to attend. So get something back from the investment you just made in yourself and your team. What will you do with this information you just learned?

The Third R – Refocus – it’s time for that clarity and consistency to begin to take action daily. Consistency with accountability. What can do you today? Consistency over time will build up to the dream or goal you want to accomplish for yourself, your team, or your organization.

So what’s the one thing you can today? Send an email, post a comment or share what you can do today to start taking action and implement some of the things you learned or have learned. If you didn’t attend the global leadership workshop this year and would like to learn more about some of the proven leadership principles and practices or topics discussed, send me an email to set up a lunch and learn at your company or with your team and I’d be happy to work with you.

To lead is to serve.

Can serving others transform the way you lead?

I’d like to ask you a question – Can serving others transform the way you lead?

Last Friday, I attended a Leadership retreat at my church. The topic was viewing your work as an opportunity to worship in a way that serves others.  As you can imagine – there were several stories heard that day from some very successful CEOs and business leaders who had created a culture of service within their corporate cultures and were transforming the way they connect and lead their teams.

Here is a brief synopsis of those who spoke and the key points they shared.

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Phil Vischer – Veggie Tales

  • Your dream has to be a dream bigger than you but it cannot become your idol and lose sight of God and his glory.
  • As a Christian leader, your dream is about God and you, your faith, your Godliness, your relationships and your integrity.
  • What’s more important – your dream or your God? When God gives you a dream and it comes alive, it’s your job to keep God your primary focus.
  • Pay attention to God’s whispers. Learn to wait on him when necessary. Make it a daily habit of connecting with him with no agenda.
  • Don’t worry about the outcomes – that’s God’s job. You worry about obedience.
  • Be aware of your dreams and don’t confused them with misplaced longings. God is enough.

Tom Nelson – Made to Flourish

  • When you’re focused – live it out – SHARE it.
  • The more you talk about your vision, the more focused you’ll be at working it every day.
  • What’s the story you want to tell? What’s it mean to bear much fruit? To bear fruit, you must abide in Christ.
  • To be faithful, you must be fruitful. To be fruitful, you must be faithful.
  • Fruitfulness is more than relational – it’s a vast majority of your time.  How are you spending the vast majority of your time?
  • If Jesus was to give you an annual review, what would he say? Where are you doing well and where are some opportunities for growth?

Bryant Ambelang – President, CEO – NatureSweet

The Golden Rule – Do unto others what you want them to do unto you. To do more, you need to LEAD.

5 Elements of unleashing the power of your people

  1. Teach your story
  2. Define your story and what you really really want.
  3. Be intentional – you’ll never fail for a lack of resources, you’ll fail for a lack of intentions.
  4. Outcome is overrated. Build something new – be used in your workplace and in your family.
  5. Be joyful – have joy in your life. What you’re digging is an amazing treasure with each shovel.

Kelly Shackelford – First Liberty Institute

The enemy will always challenge you if you’re going to have an impact.

You’re protected to share your faith.

 

 

Norm Miller – Interstate Batteries

  • Find creative ways to connect with your team and share your love.
  • Be a good steward of the incredible blessings God has given you.
  • Be the leader who leads by taking action.
  • Go beyond your team’s expectations – be compassionate.
  • Pause every day and thank God for what he has done in your life.
  • Model Christ – allow your faith to define you.

Bill Hybels – Willow Creek Community Church

  • God treasures people the most.
  • As a leader, you have been entrusted to his people.
  • Share how you met Jesus.
  • Respect people even those with opposite beliefs but also ask for respect in return.

 

 

Patrick Lencioni – The Table Group

  • To lead, you have to go first.
  • Help your team identify their areas of improvement.
  • Constantly remind your people of areas they have to improve in.
  • Learn to coach –it’s your job.
  • Be Courageous

There is a common denominator amongst all of these leaders – Do you see it? They serve their people. I noticed each and every one of them talk about their teams and referred to them as team-mates or team members. They weren’t just employees – they each played a valuable role in the overall success of the company. They were valued and they knew it by the way the leader and company served them. You want to transform you culture and make it a better place to be?  Find a way to add value back to your team and learn to serve them by putting them first.

I’ll never forget a story I read about a Prince who wanted to desperately connect with his people but because of cultural norms, he was prevented from interacting with them. So he snuck out and disguised himself as a peasant and went on a journey with a group of men from his community.  On the journey, he connected with these men and they didn’t know who he was until the very end.  But in doing so, he learned how to best serve them because he was willing to remove himself out of his class and become the leader his people needed him to be.

Which of these speakers and lessons speaks to you the most? What will you do with it?

What are your thoughts on servant leadership? And how can I best serve you or your organization?  If you’d like to learn more, connect with me and I’d love to help.

To lead is to serve.

5 Steps to making a BIG decision

How do you make a BIG Decision?

Have you ever thought about what your saying “yes” to really means and what it could keep you from achieving?

I made a BIG decision last week that could have been one of those turning points in my life…I said no to a “dream job” or what appeared to a shiny dream job. This decision and the process of making it inspired this post because I learned so much about myself and the importance of having the right people in your life who are willing to ask you the tough questions. Such questions like: If you accept this position, where will it take you? Does it line up with your goals and plan? By accepting it, will it bring you closer to your vision or further from it? What do you need for it to be a “hell yes” or a “hell no”? What are you giving up by accepting it? Is it worth it? All of these questions were asked by my coach, which I’m incredibly thankful for. Having a coach in my life has been one of the greatest investments I have made in my professional and personal life. He keeps me focused on where it is I’m going and ensures my yes’ are taking me in the direction I want to be going in. Especially when those shiny objects show up. This job offer I said “no” to made me think a lot about the shiny objects that often show up in our lives and how do you determine if they are the real deal or if they are simply distractions that would keep you from fulfilling your dreams. I think these shiny objects can be tests too, to see how dedicated you are to your goals and dreams you set out to achieve. I don’t think enough people talk about their dreams. But I know my dream and I know what it is I want. This was a shiny object that certainly looked attractive, but if I would have said yes to it, my dream would have had to have taken a back seat for a while because I wouldn’t have been able to give it the time and attention it needs to come to fruition. So here are my five steps I took to make my decision.

1) Pray about it if you know anything about me, you know I’m a believer in the power of prayer and that God will always provide the peace and confidence you need to make a decision. I encourage you to recruit others to be in prayer for you as well. Don’t try and make these types of decisions alone.

 

 

 

2) Get all of the facts God can’t confirm confusion. So what do you need to make a clear decision? What are the must haves? Make a list and get them answered.

 

 

 

3) Seek counsel with someone you trust and who knows you well. Someone who will ask you the tough questions. For me, this was my coach. For you, it may be a pastor, mentor, spouse, or close friend. It has to be someone you’ve given permission to ask you any question without any fear of holding back.

 

 

 

4) Don’t dwell on it –  Once you have all of the facts and have looked at all of the pros and cons and if you still don’t have peace on it, it’s not the right time. If you continue to dwell on it or even avoid making the decision, it could keep you from seeing what God has planned for you. It could keep you from seeing the next opportunity which is the right one to take.

5) Don’t let it be a distraction – Make the decision and be 100% focused on what’s before you. Keep growing and pursuing your dreams. You’re going to get distracted even by what appears to be a “dream job”. But by following these steps, they can help you make the right decision.

 

 

 

 

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ONE QUESTION EVERY LEADER SHOULD BE ASKING

Regardless of your position, title or industry, leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. I believe this to be true. However, to grow as a leader, I believe their is one important element you MUST be doing as a leader regardless where you’re at in your career or organization. This one thing is something only you can do and can’t rely on others to do it for you.

It is a question you should be regularly asking yourself and it is: Am I investing in myself? This is a question of personal growth…about your personal growth. My mentor and leadership expert, John C. Maxwell states, there are 3 main factors that determine if and how you will invest in yourself. In his book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, Maxwell lists these factors as:

1. Your self-image: How you see yourself.
How do you view yourself? Would you be the type of leader you would want to follow? Do you serve others before serving yourself? Are you a positive person to be around or do people avoid you? This should be an easy question to answer…if you’re honest enough with yourself. If you were to describe yourself, what words would you use? What you don’t realize is how you view yourself determines how you will invest in yourself. And the way you view yourself will always match how much you invest in yourself. If you were to rate yourself as a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10, this also describes your willingness to invest in yourself and this will never change. Which explains why those with low self-esteem usually don’t make great investments in themselves because they feel like they’re not worthy of. Maxwell writes, “its not what you are that keeps you from investing in yourself; it’s what you think you are or are not. You will never be able to bet on yourself unless you believe in yourself.

2. Your dream: How you see your future.
I often ask people what their dreams are and I often hear, “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure” or sometimes even “I don’t have one”. If you don’t know what you want in life or how you want your future to look like, how do you know you’re on the right path in life, in your career, etc? Furthermore, if you’re not dreaming, how do you know what its going to take to achieve it. Maxwell writes, “The size of your dream determines the size of your investment. If your dream is large, you will invest in yourself to achieve it”. If you have no dream, you may not invest in yourself at all. Your dreams should fuel your desire to grow. I’m reading “Chase the Lion” right now by Mark Batterson and he writes, “You are one idea, one risk, one decision away from a totally different life. Of course, it’ll probably be the toughest decision you ever make, the scariest risk you ever take. But if your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small.” This is where your faith and how much you believe in that dream will fuel you.

3. Your friends: How others see you.
I once took the Leadership Circle Assessment – this is a powerful 360 assessment that assesses your creative competencies and reactive tendencies as a leader. It shows how you view yourself and compares it with how others view you in those same components. I was surprised to see how others viewed me, especially in areas where I scored myself low, they saw them as some of my greatest strengths and where I thought I was strong, they showed I needed some improvement in. It can be a highly beneficial tool to your personal growth to participate in these kinds of assessments because they can unlock the realities and raise your awareness. Author and Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, Darren Hardy says,

“Picture where you are at in any area of your life, right now. Now picture where you want to be: richer, thinner, happier, you name it. Do you have it? The first step toward change is AWARENESS. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired location. And become very conscious of every choice you make today so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward”.

Use the people around you for the growth you need. The people around you and in your inner circle can be very valuable to your growth but you have to be ready to accept their feedback. If you can get feedback, USE IT, don’t get mad. Maxwell writes, “People need others to help them stay inspired and growing. Missionary Doctor Albert Schweitzer asserted, “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flames by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle our inner spirits”. If you have friends who light your inner fire, you are very fortunate’ they will make you want to keep investing in yourself and keep growing. If you don’t, find some, because nothing is more important for your potential as a leader than your daily personal growth.

This last one can be very challenging but it’s essential to take a look at your inner circle. Your potential as a leader is determined by those closest to you. This is the Law of the Inner Circle. Those around you, have influence over you whether directly or indirectly and how they see you can inspire you or bring you down. Its important to have those around you who will add to your investment in your own personal growth.

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BEING INTENTIONAL CREATES CHANGE

Imagine how your life would change if you were more intentional in every area of your life.intentional

Last week I went through a 7-Day experiment based off John C. Maxwell’s new book Intentional Living.

This 7-day experiment really does have the potential to change your life. Each day, John released a short video encouraging me and getting me focused in an area of where I could be intentional for that day. With each day, I was much more present and wanted to really make a difference or add value to someone or something. With each day as I stretched myself or looked to add values to others, my mind began to change as I saw the incredible value this was having on me and those around me.

I’ll be sharing some of my own stories from this experiment. I’ll be releasing the opportunity for you to be apart of this and experience this experiment as well. Keep your eyes out.

What is a Mastermind Group?

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Mastermind groups are relatively new to most people, even though Napoleon Hill created the concept around 75 years ago with his book, Think and Grow Rich. A mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others.

How does a mastermind work? A group of like-minded people meet weekly, monthly, daily, to tackle challenges and problems together. They lean on each other, give advice, share connections and do business with each other when appropriate. It’s very much peer-to-peer mentoring and if you are lucky enough to get invited to one, you will most likely see a marked change in yourself and your business.

Here are 7 reasons why a mastermind might be right for you:

  1. You’ll be part of an exclusive community. Joining a mastermind typically involves you being invited by the members or going through an application process. The other members need you just as much as you need them, so quality of experience and knowledge is crucial to all involved.
  1. Advisement. Once you are involved in a mastermind, that feeling of “being alone” while running your business or achieving a life-long dream or goal is gone. The other members of the group turn into business advisors of sorts and vice versa.
  1. Collaboration is the name of the game. You may find someone in the group that is a perfect fit to work on a project with you. Or, you may be the perfect person to help another member as well. The group works together collaboratively, to achieve more together.
  1. Extend your network. Joining a mastermind expands your network exponentially and rapidly. If you are in business, you know how important your network is. By joining a mastermind, you instantly add to your network and typically gain the networks of those in the group with you.
  1. New learning. Everyone in the mastermind is unique in skill, experience and connections. By interacting and sharing your challenges, it’s almost certain that someone in your mastermind will have a solution for you and you may also be able to offer a solution, connection or tactic to help another in the group.
  1. Cross-promotion. When you join a mastermind, you will most likely find ways to help each other by utilizing cross promotion. Finding ways to help each other through promoting to your respective networks.
  1. Think BIGGER. Being in a mastermind will truly give you a Master Mind! You can’t help but think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things.

Masterminds are incredible and can do wonders for your business as well as for you, personally. Growing in a group is not only more effective, it’s quite a bit more fun!

I’ll be hosting two new Mastermind group15laws-278x420s beginning Sept 29, 2015 for seven weeks discussing John C. Maxwell’s 15 Laws of Growth. Location: Virtual Webinar. Groups will be limited to 10 people per group. Comment below if interested in joining or email me at [email protected] Cost will be $200 per person.

John C. Maxwell says in order to reach your potential, you must be intentional about personal growth. This training curriculum will help you understand how personal growth really works, and how you can develop yourself to become a more effective and fulfilled individual. You will learn how to build up your sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of your life. Come alongside John in your growth journey to become the person you are destined to be!

Are there tried and true principles that are ALWAYS certain to help a person GROW?

Leadership Author and Guru John Maxwell says the answer is “yes”. He has been passionate about personal development for over forty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has learned about what it takes to reach your potential.  In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches…

The Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen

                                       The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself.

And you will learn so much more…

How to become a better thinker.

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Author Napoleon Hill said, “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth”. When you take the time to learn how to change your thinking and become a better thinking, you are investing in yourself. Gold mines tap out. Stock markets crash. Real estate investments can go sour. Bet a human mind with the ability to think well is like a diamond mine that never runs out. – John C. Maxwell

Maxwell (2009) lists six ways to becoming a better thinker.412rfGsblGL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Expose yourself to good input.

What and who are you allowing yourself and your thoughts to be influenced by.  What are you reading and how are you developing your thoughts.

2. Expose yourself to good thinkers.

In Proverbs 17:17, we learn that sharp people sharpen one another, just as iron sharpens iron. Are those around you sharpening you or making your dull?

3. Chose to think good thoughts.

Thinking is a discipline. Learning to capture every thought is easier said than done. But once you hone this skill, you’ll begin to realize the good and bad thoughts and how those thoughts are influencing your actions and behaviors.

4. Act on Good Thoughts.

Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date (Maxwell,2009).  It’s been said that the human brain thinks up to 50,000 thoughts and ideas every single day. That’s a lot of thoughts.

5. Allow your emotions to create another good thought.

Don’t ever give in your thoughts based on your emotions or feelings. Have you ever done that and later regretted it? I know I have.

6. Repeat the process.

Momentum also makes a huge difference. When you have no momentum, even the simplest tasks can seem to be insurmountable problems. But when you have momentum on your side, the future looks bright, obstacles appear small, and trouble seems temporary. But once you start thinking good thoughts and capturing them, it’s like the gold miner who is mining for gold. Once they find it, they continue the process.

How do you define Leadership?

The definition of leadership and what makes a successful leader has been an ongoing debate. From 1900 to present day, this debate has evolved into many theories, which has shaped our thoughts and behaviors on leadership, what the best approach is and what defines a leader. With the increase in the global environment, these theories have created an unclear message in how are leaders are defined and which is the best approach for organizations to take.
leadershipLeadership was once perceived to be reserved only for “Great Men” who were born with natural traits and abilities of a leader. Coining the phrase “Great Man theory” because only great men of notoriety and significance were considered leaders (Northouse, 2010). With the developing interest in leadership, in particular to a leader’s skills, behaviors and actions towards his/her followers, the “Great Man” theory was questioned and many others theories were developed and the pursuit of defining leadership theory evolved.

Global Change

These leadership theories have significantly changed how leadership is defined and thought of throughout the 20th century. With the baby-boomer generation for example, leadership was about getting the job done and achieving the end result. However, with the increase in the global environment, specifically with the Y generation, leadership has shifted from results based to performance based. Leadership roles have changed and have become more about quality and effectiveness and building effective teams and relationships with their followers.

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Leadership guru John Maxwell has been quoted saying that “Everything rises and falls on leadership, but knowing how to lead is only half the battle. Understanding leadership and actually leading are two different activities”. Leaders today, must be aware of this and not only know the theories but know their own style of leadership and how to apply it. Scholar without action is a mute point. You can study all of these leadership theories and understand them but if you’re not actually applying your knowledge and making a difference, then you’ll never know what leadership is about and what you’re capable of.

Leaders need to rise up and start being the example to others. Followers want a leader they can trust to lead them to success. Trust is vital to the leader-follower relationship and must be earned; it requires the leader to serve their followers by serving them first as Greenleaf (2002, p. 12) stated.

Leadership actionLeaders can no longer rely on their titles and positional power to gain influence; instead followers are demanding a leader who actually leads. Leaders must learn the heart of service by volunteering and being a part of the solution and not the problem. Leaders must continue to invest in themselves and their followers by supporting leadership and the professional development that will initiate and promote growth and change.

Leadership is changing and will continue to evolve. The successful leaders know this and understand that leadership is a process that made up a team. John Maxwell teaches the Law of process and that leadership “is developed daily, not in a day” (Maxwell, 2007). If we can learn anything from history, the successful leaders are the resilient leaders who are out there leading and learning and attempting to make a difference.

Is it Dangerous or Necessary to bring your Whole Self to Work?

 

 

“Whether or not organizations want the whole person, whole persons report for work” (Sheep, 2006).

Henry Ford said, ‘bring us your hands, and you can leave everything else at home.’  D.J. rejected that idea and said completely the opposite: ‘I want all of you here.  I want the whole person” – D.J. DuPree

I think it’s important that organizations recognize their employees as whole people – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Organizations should certainly be mindful of this whole body approach, as they have to deal with them on a daily basis. But what does being whole look like in the workplace?Whole_Person

Friedman (2014) defines being whole as “acting with integrity and respects the fact that all of the roles you play make up one whole person and encourages others to view you the same way”. But is it just integrity that would empower an individual to bring their whole self to their work?  Being whole in the workplace requires a certain amount of authenticity, from leadership and its culture. Authentic leadership focuses on the character and motives of a leader. Authentic leaders are genuine, have strong convictions and values and their actions show it. Authentic leaders know their purpose and “understand their values and behave towards others based on those values” (Northouse, 2010).

Being whole means an individual is able to be exactly that – their whole self and when they are able to be who they are at work – it creates an environment that is about people and accepting of their values. Hargrove (2003) stated, “The key to creating a value-added culture is to have a philosophy about people”. When people feel accepted and are able to share their whole self, the dynamic shifts. When people feel good about themselves, they are naturally more creative and productive. They add a lot of value to their jobs. You can’t measure it, but you can feel it when you take walk through the halls” (Hargrove, 2003).

Robbins (2015) wrote, “I believe that for us to thrive professionally, especially in today’s world, we must be willing bring our whole selves to the work that we do.”  He then offers 3 principles, which help him to exercise the principle of “bring your whole self to work.”  They are:

  1. Embrace vulnerability
  2. Be willing to have sweaty palmed conversations
  3. Stop trying to survive

While I agree by willing to bring your whole self to work can help you to thrive professionally and personally in one’s life. But, how common is that being done? How many people are actually willing and able to bring their whole self to work? Some may be able, while others may actually not be willing. Especially, when society and some cultures have drawn these cultural barriers or politically correct lines that may prevent or inhibit certain aspects of one’s life to be shared or lived out in a work setting.  I believe as Hargrove (2008) pointed out, to engage in dialogue and “discuss the undiscussable”. What I’ve seen and experienced is that when you do have those discussions, suddenly, those fine lines aren’t as hard to cross as we believed they were and people are open to them and want to learn and discuss them. People want to have those discussions and want to bring their whole self into work.  This is where, I believe coaches can serve and almost force those conversations by asking the right questions that stir up those conversations.  Being whole, to me, means living out who you are, not hiding behind titles or positions and being who God created you to be. God has called us to serve in the positions we’re in for a purpose, but if compartmentalize that part of our lives in our workplace, then how we expect to serve God and fulfill His plan for us?

References

Hargrove, R. A. (2003). Masterful coaching: Inspire an “impossible future” while producing extraordinary leaders and extraordinary results. San Francisco,, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

Friedman, S. D. (2014). Work + Home + Community + Self. Harvard Business Review, 92(9), 111-114.

Northouse, P. G. (2010). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sheep, M. L. (2006). Nurturing the Whole Person: The Ethics of Workplace Spirituality in a Society of Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics. (4). 357.