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#13 What stops me from becoming the leader I want to be? 12 things to consider:

We're seven months into 2020, and due to Covid we probably haven't been able to do all the things we've wanted to do this year yet. But Covid might not be the only thing that's stopping you from becoming the leader you want to be! See this blog as a kind of stocktake of other possible areas that are hindering your growth. There are also five more months left in this year - so let's make the most of

By |2020-07-23T15:32:16+00:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: , |0 Comments

#12 What is Mentoring – why it’s wise to have one?

Intro - what is mentoring? In it's purest form, mentoring is learning from someone who's been in your position before and can help you grow. It can cover simple things like learning to bake, leading a small group, getting used to working in a large office environment to leading a ministry or church. A mentor can be your official leader or a peer or a friend of a friend. They can even be a stranger at the beginning. You

By |2020-07-03T10:26:16+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |0 Comments

#11 Smart Goals – helping you create an action plan

In my last blog #10 - “Three steps to help you develop as a leader” I said I would write next on SMART Goals to help you create some action points to help you achieve your “DO” part. So if you’ve not read blog #10, please click above to read this first :) All of us want to be successful and achieve what we set out to do. What will aid us to be successful is to plan first.

By |2020-06-25T13:16:26+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: , |0 Comments

#10 Three steps to help you develop as a leader

How can I develop as a leader? It's a question we don't necessarily say out loud, but it's something we all think about - wishing there was a quick, easy three step guide to follow. In a way, there is. So here's my take on three steps to help you develop as a leader. Ask Ask God  The best place always to start is with God, to invite Him into all that we do. [Which I've posted about several times

By |2020-06-11T12:45:07+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |1 Comment

#9 What is the most important thing to develop to become a great leader?

All quality leadership books have character as a critical factor in answering the popular question of how do I become a great leader? For me, it is thee most important area to develop. But it’s not a quick to-do list item we can quickly tick off as completed. It takes a lifetime of intentionality and consciously choosing to walk in to become a person with quality character. So what is character? According to the Cambridge Dictionary its: “the particular

By |2020-05-28T13:56:29+00:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |0 Comments

#8 How can we be less stressed?

I don’t know about you, but there are seasons in my life where I feel quite stressed and I find myself praying - "Lord how can I reduce my stress levels?" Right now is one of those seasons - launching this website, preparing for new students to join our Basic Leadership program as well as revamping said program is making my days very full. There are times, even this week when I’ve physically felt quite stressed. It’s like my

By |2020-05-14T14:50:13+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |0 Comments

#7 I’ve always got Hope

2007 was a hard year for me. I started it living in India, suddenly losing my mum in January, then in the middle of the year my visa to continue working in India was denied. So I found myself back in Scotland in an unexpected transition, which was a lot to cope with. I didn’t want to live by myself, so I got two cats (as they could be together at home, while I was out at work). I

By |2020-04-03T10:11:51+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |1 Comment

#6 B2b – Be the Leader God wants you 2 Be

I’m writing this post from Medias, Romania while staffing for the third time Romania’s B2b. Before moving to Switzerland last year, I was serving with YWAM in Romania. It’s great to be back with friends who are a little like family - to continue to work together helping equip young leaders who are mostly from Romania. There are 23 students from all over Romania, many of whom are working in local churches or recently joined YWAM to be full-time

By |2020-04-09T13:29:48+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

#5 Transformation through the drip, drip effect

It’s hard to see growth happen when we are standing so close to it. With babies, they grow so fast. Even a week can make a noticeable difference. But how about us adults? How can we see growth or development into being more like Jesus? Our bodies do indeed stop growing at a certain age (except for our ears apparently). Yes, our bodies age and over the years we can tell we’re getting older. But how can we grow

By |2020-04-09T13:34:07+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |0 Comments

#4 Looking ahead to 2021

2021 - yes a year from now. As we get stuck into 2020, perhaps a little overwhelmed by the number of things we said we’d do next year, realising that’s actually now. I make sure I pause to take time to sit with God and hear His thoughts for the year ahead. Some things are for the next few months, but some are things He wants to put in place which have a longer-term view. Somethings God has in

By |2020-01-16T09:40:32+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |0 Comments