During yourleadership developmentsessions, do you ever discuss “self-care” with the future leaders you’re coaching?Maybe this short excerpt from Millennials Matter will remind you why it’s important that we take care of every area of our lives…
Denise, one of my long-term clients, has had tremendous success installing a strong sales management process andleadership developmentstrategies. Her business grew with leaps and bounds before the Covid-19 chaos. And, the sales team managed the economic disruption well during the pandemic. Last week she called – concerned and frustrated.She let out a long sigh, saying, “Danita, if I never hear the words Covid-19, social distancing, masks, and vaccines again, it would be too soon! It’s work, real work, to keep the sales team motivated during these crazy times. Or, as I call it, the Fear Pandemic.” The Fear Pandemic?
Most Christians think that to truly make a difference for the Kingdom of God; they need to quit their jobs and go into full-time ministry with a church. I should know; I believed it too! In fact, I was in my forties before I began to realize that my work could have an impact for God's glory and that it was possible to walk in eternal significance while employed in the marketplace.
Leadership development in today’s chaotic culture isn’t for the faint-hearted! That’s why I believe God is calling wise, experienced Christian leaders to make a difference. We need to hear his call and build leaders for the future. That's why I'm honored to be a contributing author to IRetire4Him.
I believe we are living in tumultuous times. We are living in a new era. That’s why our leadership development initiatives are more important than ever. Jim and Martha Brangenberg’s book, SheWorks4Him: Embrace Your Calling as a Christian Woman at Work, is a timely resource. I’m honored to contribute a chapter, along with an esteemed group of Christian working women, who had all been guests on the iWork4Him radio show.