Leadership Series: Developing Your Team

Lisa Adkins

How do you know what your team needs and how to get them there? Effective team development often begins and ends with a scattershot approach…we take general principles and teach them to everyone in hopes that each individual will get value in a way that specifically meets their own needs. There’s a better way! Learn how to gauge the needs …

Leadership Series: How to Bring Effective Challenge

Lisa Adkins

Bringing effective challenge is hard. For some of us, we may struggle with having critical conversations with those around us. Even when bringing challenge comes easier, however, we can ultimately minimize our influence by approaching it the wrong way. How do we create team cultures where conflict is resolved in a healthy manner? How do we fight against drama and …

Leadership Series: Powerful Self Check-In Tools

Lisa Adkins

How are you doing? That’s a common question we are often asked that typically falls short of gauging where we truly are at the moment. Some better questions are… Is what you are doing in line with who you are? How much peace do you have right now? Is your current pace sustainable? Are your key relationship in sync? Are …

Leadership Series: Words that can transform your team

Lisa Adkins

Words are powerful. When used properly they can empower. When used recklessly however, they can tear apart everything you work hard to build and do as a team. The problem is that we don’t intend to be reckless. We’re often not fully aware of how words are falling on those around us. Without self-awareness, what we think will excite others …

Leadership Series: What’s holding you back?

Lisa Adkins

Who or what is keeping you from being the leader you’re capable of being? Chances are, if we are honest, the real “who” is ourselves and the “what” can be hard to put our finger on. Even with the best of intentions, we can still struggle to have significant influence in the lives of those we work and live with. …

Leadership Series : It Begins With You (Leading Yourself First)

Lisa Adkins

Leaders who fail to regularly and intentionally take time to better understand themselves and others are not the leaders who will bring out the best in themselves or their teams. Self-awareness can be a difficult path. Learning to hold up the mirror in front of ourselves and be brutally honest with what we see doesn’t come naturally to most people. …