Those in the helping profession can agree that we have a heart for people, sometimes to a fault. We give until we cannot give anymore, feeling that if we aren’t present someone will lose out. There is gnawing guilt if we don’t answer the phone call, the e-mail, the text, the smoke signal (just kidding on the last one) that somehow someone will suffer.
Do you lead well when you are impatient? We all have things that we find irritating. You might be irritated when people are habitually late. You might get annoyed when you have to repeat an instruction more than once. You might get flustered when people miss deadlines.
I’m very excited about this month’s focus on leadership. I wanted to start our conversation by focusing on an essential characteristic of leadership: authenticity. How does authenticity shape the life of leaders?
When you hear the words mental illness what do you think? Does mental illness have a particular “face”? Do you think of someone who expresses abnormal behaviors? Do you think of someone who looks out of sorts? Do the words “strange” or “odd” come to mind? Many of us believe mental illness has a “look.”
October is mental health awareness month. I felt it a perfect time to introduce you to one of the study guide characters as well as to share how receiving support for my mental and emotional health have been a blessing. Let me introduce you to Nancy.
There is a famous adage at my church, “I won’t get an amen here.” It is a way of saying that truth is often shunned because it is in our face. As I share today my heart is to see lives restored to God’s heart for the Church.