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Poets & Engineers

Many leaders are poets who speak about ideological concepts and have philosophical beliefs. I want to discuss directional leadership. This form of leadership requires us to be poets and engineers.…

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  • Poets & Engineers

    Many leaders are poets who speak about ideological concepts and have philosophical beliefs. I want to discuss directional leadership. This form of leadership requires us to be poets and engineers. As a leader, we must be able to paint a big abstract picture and create the architectural constructs. Some of us tend to lead towards one or the other, but it is essential to have a balance of both. Here is how to become both a poet and an engineer.

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  • Fault Lines by Michael Pitts

    I want to talk to you about fault lines: things that shake you and do not have to break you. Life is lived on levels and experienced in seasons. Managing the moment you are in and transitioning to the season that you’re going is upmost important. For three decades, I’ve assisted those with people experiencing those fault lines. Based on my experience, I want to share with you how to overcome turbulence you encounter in life.

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  • Disruptions

    I want to talk to you about fault lines: things that shake you and do not have to break you. Life is lived on levels and experienced in seasons. Managing the moment you are in and transitioning to the season that you’re going is upmost important. For three decades, I’ve assisted those with people experiencing those fault lines. Based on my experience, I want to share with you how to overcome turbulence you encounter in life.

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  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

    Everybody wants feedback, but not everyone will listen. Good feedback will always be acknowledged. If feedback is corrective, we tend to be more defensive and try to block it out. I want to talk to you about giving and receiving feedback. When giving feedback, do not expect an immediate response. Be respectful and give people time to understand the feedback. When receiving feedback, thank those who provide you with such and try to understand them. Feedback is not just a single event. Giving and receiving feedback is a process.

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  • Intentional Encouragement

    As leaders, we encourage people. We express how thankful we are for people, appreciation for their efforts, and so forth. This happens because it happens. Instead, I want to talk to you about “intentional encouragement.” Intentional encouragement is telling yourself to create a muscle in your mind to meaningfully encourage yourself and others. Here is how this applies to the real life.

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  • Restoring Value

    I want to talk to you about restoring value to individuals who may have lost value somewhere along the way. All of us mess up from time to time. Sometimes we make poor decisions or poor judgement. The question becomes: How do you restore respect, dignity, and self-worth? Restoration is a gift you give to someone, and here is why.

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  • The Year It All Began…

    I am standing in front of the church where I started as a youth pastor in 1979. I am in Gresham, Oregon, located northwest of the United States. This is where I started. The church invited my wife and I to the community and provided us with a place to live and food to eat. Being provided with the resources we need was where I started in my journey. I want to remind you that wherever you are, your beginnings start where and when you want it to start.

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  • Diffusing Internal Conflict

    I have been doing what I do for many years. I can walk into a meeting and sense internal conflict. Many people attempt to camouflage the conflict, but fail to do so because everyone is aware of what is occurring. What confuses me is how a leader can ignore it. Your inability to address internal conflict will only spread the conflict and derail you. Confront internal conflict so you can be healthy inside and face the challenges outside.

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  • Learning From Failure

    How do you learn from failure? Failure can become a feeling  that affects our daily lives. It brings out these feelings that may bring out the worst in us. I want to encourage you to keep moving forward and learn from these experiences. I want you to reflect on a failure in your life and evaluate yourself with the goal of being your best self.  By reflecting on such, you will never waste a failure.

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  • Taking Responsibility For Others

    There is something about leaders where they see a situation, diagnose it, and take responsibility for fixing it. It is really not their responsibility. I see that in everyday life. Leaders take on somebody else’s responsibility. Today, I want you to go through life asking yourself if it is your responsibility to fix a situation. Don’t you have enough on your plate today that is your responsibility? Stay focused on what you are responsible for.

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