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Leadership Chat: Climate Control Part 2

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Have you ever led a project that became unnecessarily complicated because no one on your team seemed to be on the same page? Ever found yourself leading an organization frustrated that others didn’t carry the same level of passion and dedication to the work as you did? Have you ever been disappointed at the end of a meeting, surprised that during the meeting people weren’t as eager to collaborate on a new idea as you would have hoped?  Girl, you are not alone.  Over the years, I’ve ran into all of these discouraging issues while leading. It took me some time to realize that these weren’t just annoying hinderances to success; they were symptoms indicating a need to better define and shape culture. This leadership chat explores the power our words and reactions play in positively influencing the culture of our teams and organizations.

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    Emily
    January 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you! Climate Control 2 was on point!! 🙂 I’m going through a ReOrg at work right now and have a big meeting today and just thinking how that will go. I want to be a leader And help control and shape the climate and do this through a loving & non reactive way. I’m also a youth leader at church and our beloved youth pastor announced last night he’s moving out of state. Lots of change.. and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’m excited and ready for today.

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      Nicole
      January 4, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Wow!!! Lots of transition. Transition rarely feels good, but it truly does build our character and transform us in the process. It’s also a special and sweet time when you can draw near to God and experience Jesus in a radically personal way. Praying for you as I type this. And my Navigating the New series under the video series section of the website my be a great additional encouragement to you.

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    Maria Vasquez
    January 4, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you for the reminder. As Pastor Craig Groeschel puts it: As leaders, we must be the Thermostats, not the Thermometers. What a great responsibility and yet, great privilege we have in shaping culture within our churches and or organizations. I’ve heard it said this way also …..like priest, like people. What a sobering reminder you’ve brought up. Makes me “check” myself and not simply operate in auto response mode, but be aware to be intentional in everything I do. Blessings to you and your ministry.

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      Nicole
      January 4, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Amen, Maria! I love that thought of being Thermostats and not Thermometers!

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    Jenny Newton
    January 7, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    So good Nicole! Awesome insight on leaders being able to set the climate. Thank you for this!

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