Leadership

April 21, 2016

Crossing Over Into Your Future

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This weekend marks the Hebrew celebration of Passover, which occurs in Nisan, the first month of the Jewish calendar. Interestingly, the Hebrew New Year begins in the fall at the Feast of Tabernacles, but the first month starts in the spring with Nisan. There is rich meaning and intent in this. Each year carries it’s own unique prophetic symbolism and it’s as if the Lord releases His prophetic purpose at Tabernacles and then allows it to grow and be worked out in hiddenness, only to emerge as we pass over into the full measure of what He desires to accomplish [...]

October 15, 2015

slave, soldier or son: which are you?

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This week, I have been rereading The Supernatural Ways Of Royalty by Kris Vallotton. In the first chapter, he shares the story of an encounter with God that forever changed his life. In a dream, God spoke over and over Proverbs 30: 21-22: "Under three things the earth quakes, under four, it cannot bear up: under a pauper when he becomes a king."  The Lord began to explain to him why the earth can’t handle paupers who become kings. “A pauper is born into insignificance. As he grows up he learns through life that he has no value and his [...]

August 22, 2015

A Look At My Summer Reading List

By |August 22nd, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

When I work with leaders, one of the questions that I ask them is what they are reading. The benefits of reading are numerous, impacting your health, your leadership skills, and your creative process.  Here are just a few ways that reading benefits your life: It sharpens your mind It makes you a better writer It slows memory decline It challenges your paradigms It stimulates idea generation It makes you a better storyteller It helps you see from another perspective It demonstrates an openness to learning My Summer Bookshelf: This week, I thought I would share some of the books [...]

July 24, 2015

Pushing Through Resistance

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

As kingdom-minded leaders, we have a distinct advantage that other leaders don’t. We can tap into the prophetic timing of God, aligning our work and our actions with what He is saying from month to month. For example, when it was revealed that 2015 would be a whirlwind year, we gained a blueprint of what to expect so that we could make strategic choices based on how God was going to move this year. Hopefully, you’ve found yourself being a wind of change more than you found yourself being blown off course! Av - The Month Of Faith And Action [...]

June 17, 2015

Knowing When To Pivot

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the main prophetic themes for 2015 is that this is a “turnaround” year. There is a special grace to turn around issues in your life that seem like they’re moving in the wrong direction. Some of these turnarounds will happen supernaturally, but in large part, turning things around is up to you. God’s saying He will put His wind of grace behind our effort. So how do we do this? One of the big keys to successfully navigating a turnaround is knowing when to pivot. In the business world, the concept of pivoting has become a buzzword for [...]

March 26, 2015

Waiting For Them To Say Yes

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

This weekend I had the privilege of speaking about social entrepreneurship at the Kingdom Business Summit in Dallas. The Summit is a unique event where business leaders come together to blend Kingdom-minded vision with essential business practices. I had so much fun meeting with people who are hungry to do business in a different way! Over lunch, one of the speakers at the event made the point that it seems like God is ready to do some new and exciting things, but the people seem to be waiting for permission. I’ve been thinking a lot about what he said: God [...]

January 27, 2015

Announcing Vanguard Leadership Courses!

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Leadership, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I have an exciting announcement that I want to share with you this week! When I launched Vanguard Creative last year, it was to help leaders like yourself to better position themselves to make an impact in God’s Kingdom. Other people write about Christian living, leadership and other important topics. My goal is to align prophetic revelation with Kingdom ideas so that we can start making an impact on the world around us at a higher level. We need to be more than good witnesses.  We need to shift the world around us. With that in mind, I’m excited to [...]

December 17, 2014

Beware of small conveniences…and tables

By |December 17th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a leader, your success will rise and fall on the power of the team that you build. It’s not about how smart or charismatic you are. It’s not about how well you can articulate a vision. Great leaders build great teams. So as a leader, your top priority must be to create a culture that allows your team to thrive. The best of today's young leaders are looking for places where their voice can be heard, where their work has meaning and where their creativity can be maximized. Does that describe the environment you're building? If you can’t build [...]

Seeing The Long View – Appreciating Your Legacy

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

Have you recovered from your post-Thanksgiving coma, yet? It’s really easy to get caught up in all the preparations, the entertaining and the eating.  Oh, the eating! Scarfing down food until your pants hate you and your blood sugar is on overload from sampling all of the different flavors of pie! To top it off, I spent the whole day in misery after chopping the most offensive onion I have ever come across! An hour and a half later, my eyes were swollen and watering.  Even my husband’s eyes were burning and I was wondering if I was going to [...]

September 19, 2014

It’s Time For A Hearing Check-up

By |September 19th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There are times when God calls us to set aside what we’re doing and shut down from distractions, so that we can focus on listening to what He is saying. Sometimes, he pulls us aside as individuals, and at other times, there is a corporate call for reflection and diligent listening to gain strategy for what lies ahead. Spiritual hearing is so important to Him, that He established special times in the yearly calendar so that the people could stop what they were doing, get back on track and move forward in His blessing. One such time is The Feast [...]