Benefits of Coaching to Achieve Your Intentional Dreams (by Dr. Scott Francis)

  Can I ask you two questions? First question: Have you got an intentional dream yet? There are two answers to that first question. Some people answer with “Um, not really…well…maybe…I’m not sure you would call it an intentional dream…what do you mean… (long pause)…” Or they answer, “You bet I do!” Second question: Have you got a coach […]

When Good People Are Managed Poorly

Good management matters whether you are running a business, a church or a family! It is a thing of beauty when good people are managed well, and it is a tragedy when good people are not managed well. In StrenghtsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath explains that Gallup’s study of management indicated that “having someone at work who […]

7 Ways You Can Influence the Next Generation

If we are going to have a fresh and passionate faith we need to be investing into the next generation what God has invested into us. Recently I was (attempting to) coach a church leadership team that showed no interest in impacting the next generation. I don’t think that I hid my disappointment well because they […]

Leadership: Ask Better Questions

Sometimes a great question is the key to unlock an insight that helps people get ‘unstuck’ both personally and in their leadership. Exceptional coaches know how to use clarifying questions to unlock the potential of those they are coaching. My personal favourite question from the annals of history in the early Methodist movement is “how is […]