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5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Step 5: Trust

  I believe the most difficult part of this process is Trust. There simply comes a time when you must turn responsibility over to the other person & surrender control. This can be tough, especially if the project is one you started from scratch. When we birth a project & develop it, we have specific […]

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5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Step 4: Train

 Your mentoree has watched you in action. You have explained to them how you do things & answered their questions about your techniques. You have given them the opportunity to try to do it themselves & had them tell you about the experience. Now it is time to train them to do it better.  I […]

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5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 3: Test

  The second biggest mistake mentors make, after not mentoring new leaders at all, is failing to test them. We tend to be too quick turning things over to the newbie before we are certain the are prepared. Offering them a short period of time to shadow you & then giving them only a bit of […]

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5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 2: Teach

    The disciples first had the opportunity to watch Jesus talk to large crowds & smaller groups, seeing Him share His message. These moments gave the disciples the chance to see Jesus model the behavior He wanted them to imitate & to hear the lessons He was sharing as He spoke to the public. This, […]

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5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 1: Talk

  It’s important for new leaders to see the desired behavior modeled for them. It’s always easy to TELL someone what you expect. It’s powerful to show them. It’s even MORE powerful to have them watch tame after time after time. Before I served as President for a local chapter of Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, I […]

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5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders: Introduction

Jesus was a leader & a mentor. In fact, He was a great trainer & mentor. He took an eclectic group of men & trained them, not only to continue the ministry He began but develop it into a long lasting, thriving organization that continues today. This was not easy. The group was not just […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 40

Stop Doubting! Doubting Thomas Have you ever had someone tell you something so incredible that you just couldn’t believe what they were saying? Was that someone ever one of your children? Don’t feel bad. You’re in good company. Look at the disciples! Here was a group of men that gave up their careers, their businesses, […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 38

Son of God! The Centurion and the Death of Jesus Have you ever had your kids tell you they finished their homework, only to check it and find they rushed through it, doing the least they had to do in order to finish fast? Did you ever do that as a kid? Sure! We all […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 37

It’s OK to be Scared! Jesus Prays Before His Arrest Everyone gets scared. Some fears we outgrow. Some fears remain with us. I understand kids need to learn how to overcome their fears. However, I believe it is important to reassure kids that fear is a part of life. All of us are afraid sometimes. […]

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