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Lisa Hosler

Author of The Unexhausted Leader

January 11, 2023
GO WITH YOUR GUT?

It happens all the time in leadership. You have to make a critical decision in the next hour or the next day. Either way, there’s pressure to decide quickly. So how do you do that? It’s tempting to go with your gut—to do what feels right in the core of your being. We’ve all done […]

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GO WITH YOUR GUT?

By Lisa Hosler

It happens all the time in leadership. You have to make a critical decision in the next hour or the next day. Either way, there’s pressure to decide quickly. So how do you do that? It’s tempting to go with your gut—to do what feels right in the core of your being. We’ve all done it. But is the core of our being always lined up with God’s wisdom? Recently, a late-breaking opportunity/assignment came across...

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How to Have Cultural Integrity at Board Meetings

By Lisa Hosler

The culture of a ministry is the foundational beliefs and values on which its relationships and decision-making are built. Godly leaders establish cultural consistency throughout the organization, even at board meetings.   The three cultural foundation stones at our ministry are: 1) honoring God 2) cultivating healthy relationships with each...

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METAPHORICALLY WRITING

By Lisa Hosler

Leaders are born with a megaphone at their mouth and a laptop at their fingertips. Whether they’re giving stadium keynotes or elevator speeches, writing year-end appeals or weekly thank you notes, they paint the sky with their impassioned, flowery words. But… leaders who learn to write tight have happier readers....

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HOW TO HAVE UNSPEAKABLE JOY

By Lisa Hosler

In the rush and rigors of leadership, it’s important to have regular encounters with God that cause our souls to soar. While these moments can’t be manufactured, we can position ourselves to experience inexpressible times of joy with God that characterize our lives. A few years ago, I had one...

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“SHEPHERD CARE” FOR SHEPHERDS

By Lisa Hosler

Good leaders are good shepherds. They genuinely and actively care for the people they lead. They shepherd well because they’re Shepherded well. If you’ve read my blogs recently, you know God led me out of my “God chair” and into the great outdoors. He’s used the open surroundings to open...

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HEAR GOD’S UNSPOKEN SPEECH

By Lisa Hosler

As leaders, we listen to important words day in and day out. If we’re not careful, though, we can be deaf to the most significant words of all. Let’s learn to tune in. Creation is constantly pouring forth knowledge about God (Ps. 19:1-2). There’s no lack of words on God’s...

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

By Lisa Hosler

We’re familiar with this slogan regarding real estate, but let’s apply it to our spiritual lives. Specifically, the physical location where we regularly spend time with our heavenly Father. In any season—whether literal or figurative—let’s pay attention to where He wants to meet with us. Our staff recently enjoyed a...

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HOW TO HAVE EYES THAT SEE

By Lisa Hosler

God gifts leaders with vision, administrative ability, and people skills. But one of His greatest gifts is the ability to see with spiritual eyes. Let’s learn how to strengthen this ability. A few years ago, my husband, Ron and I stood on a pier overlooking a shallow body of water....

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEART SOFT

By Lisa Hosler

Just like doctors can become calloused to the physical suffering of their patients, we as leaders can become hardened to the people in our ministry and lives. It can be painful to walk with them through their struggles time and again, and sometimes we wish we didn’t feel so deeply....

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STAYING GROUNDED WHEN THINGS ARE UP IN THE AIR

By Lisa Hosler

Ambiguity and uncertainty are givens for leaders. The vision is still percolating. The project is still being massaged. The employee situation is still unresolved. Not to mention the strained relationship in our personal lives. How can we remain resolute when so much around us is in flux? Recently, an unresolved...

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THE ESSENCE OF EXCELLENCE       

By Lisa Hosler

As leaders, we want to do things with excellence. But what does that truly mean, and what does it take to achieve? I recently witnessed a display of excellence that brought tears to my eyes. We were having concrete steps installed at our cottage and didn’t know the expertise of...

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