Being an Emotionally Smart Leader

Sadly, we’ve all seen Christian leaders destroyed because they lacked emotional wholeness. Angry reactions, lustful impulses, conflict avoidance, emotional distance, prideful self-reliance, power plays, or inability to work well with other people sabotage godly intentions and lead to failure. Leaders who fall get overtaken by hidden character weaknesses or sins (as in Romans 7:16, “I…

191 – Emotionally Healthy Leaders

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks:  In this week’s episode, hear from Bill as he teaches about SMART leadership in a session from the Soul Shepherding Institute. Learn how to increase your emotional intelligence, which is necessary for Christly character! Bill and Kristi follow up this teaching with a helpful and perspective-shifting discussion on…

190 – Burnout is Optional

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: Ministry can lead to burnout, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story! Tune into this teaching of the Soul Shepherding Institute on preventing burnout as a part of the Emotionally Healthy Leadership retreat. Learn to identify burnout and step back into Jesus’ easy yoke.…

189 – You Can Finish Well (Christly Leadership)

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: We’ve all seen Christian leaders fall. Few finish well. How can we be one of those? This episode features a portion of a Soul Shepherding Institute session called “Christly vs. Cultural Leadership.” Sit in with this group of leaders to be challenged and inspired! Bill and Kristi will…

188 – Hearing God to Lead Well

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: Hearing God is something we can do right now, wherever we are! This episode features teaching from The Soul Shepherding Institute on Relationally Healthy Leadership. Kristi explores Scripture and her personal story to help us evaluate our assumptions and motives in hearing God. You’ll leave this episode with…

Blessed Are the Meek?

I don’t like to be meek. I like to be in control. I like to be right, independent, strong, organized, able to handle whatever happens to me, viewed positively by people and on top of my emotions. I am a “Gut” personality on the Enneagram. That includes Perfectionist 1’s (like me), Challenger 8’s, and Peacemaker 9’s.…