July 28, 2022

Reframing your Mindset 

The way we interact with the world around us has everything to do with how we choose to perceive the world. If we wake up each morning, and roll out of bed dreading the worst parts of our day, imagining worst-case scenarios, feeling like…
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building a sustainable life.

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Recently, we looked at the mentoring essential of self-reflection—perhaps, the most important competency of a healthy Christian mentor and a great skill for mentees and human beings in general. It is the gateway that allows us all to begin to grow into a better version of ourselves. But if self-reflection is as far as we get, we are still just

Mentoring Essentials: Empowering Transformative Action 

April 7, 2022
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We have some exciting news at Verve Lead! Teaming up with Dr Bob Logan of Logan Leadership, and Dr Chuck Ridley, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University, we developed the Healthy Christian leader profile. We have put a lot of work into creating a tool that leaders can use to gain more self-awareness and develop self-reflection. Self-awareness and

Snapshot of a Healthy Christian Leader

October 14, 2021
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Here is a benchmark of healthy leaders: they practise self-reflection. You make assumptions. What happens when this is missing? You make assumptions about what is happening and react badly. Unhealthy leaders complain and blame, like Adam who when not in a good place, said to God, “The woman you gave me…”, like a pastor who says to God, “The people

What happens when you give little time fof self-reflection

September 24, 2020
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1. To see what you don’t see, and take actions you are not taking. Do you set a regular time for self-reflection? It that time effective? You can see effectiveness in the action you take from the insights gained. (See my last two blogs.) This practice is one of the things that separate good from great leaders. You will see

3 reasons to increase in understanding of emotional blind spots

September 17, 2020
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What does self-reflection give you access to? The key to open the door of self-reflection is practice. What’s behind the door? Where does it take you? The practice of self-reflection builds self-awareness which then empowers you to take action on the insights you gain. A catalyst for change Self-reflection helps you see who you are i.e. become more self-aware (see

A catalyst for change

September 8, 2020
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Here is a benchmark: “Healthy Christian Leaders practise self-reflection. Why? Self-reflection is pausing from other activities to observe what is happening in your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. It is essential to build self-awareness. Like any other skill, it becomes most effective when it is practised at least weekly. How regular is your practise of self-reflection? Daily? Weekly? Occasionally? Do you

The key to the building self-reflection.

September 1, 2020