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Lisa Hosler

Author of The Unexhausted Leader

October 31, 2022
THE ESSENCE OF EXCELLENCE       

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 the landscapers. I had a […]

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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 the landscapers. I had a cursory knowledge from brochures I’d read, and I said to my husband, Ron, “I want to see two things when...

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HOW TO CONTAIN YOUR THOUGHTS

By Lisa Hosler

As leaders, our minds are filled with vision, planning, and implementation. Left unchecked, though, they can become overly full to the point of flooding. We have a small cottage on the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York, where the river is at its highest level in one hundred years....

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STRESS: A SOOTHING SOLUTION

By Lisa Hosler

Stress is a given for leaders—especially during peak times of busyness. But it shouldn’t characterize our days, even busy ones. God has a cure. That’s a tongue in cheek photo! But it’s true to what happened at our headquarters recently. After a recent fundraising event our development assistant sent this...

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HOW TO CULTIVATE SEEDS

By Lisa Hosler

Some of the most ordinary things in life are actually extraordinary when we take time to ponder them. So let’s think about seeds—both physical and spiritual. And then let’s do something with them. Last week I planted marigold and sunflower seeds in a container of peat pellets. I was pretty...

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HOW TO STEWARD PASSION              

By Lisa Hosler

A deep current of passion runs through the soul of most leaders. But just like the current of a river can ebb and flow, a leader’s zeal can too. How can we keep the flow strong and well-directed? Last fall, God used a documentary on a worship band to deepen...

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HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR BODY?

By Lisa Hosler

Go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief… this won’t be a gluten-free blog! I’m referring to your corporate spiritual body—the body of Christ in your spheres of influence. As a leader, you’re familiar with the built-in limitations of your own gifting and the need to have team members with...

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“COULD YOU NOT TARRY ONE HOUR?”

By Lisa Hosler

This is the famous question Jesus asked Peter, James, and John, after they fell asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Could you not tarry one hour?” Jesus could rightfully ask this of us, His twenty-first century disciples. As busy leaders, we often push aside prayer when we’re pressed for time....

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THE SECOND PRIORITY AT BOARD MEETINGS

By Lisa Hosler

It’s my conviction that the first priority of any Christian board meeting is to authentically engage with Jesus. The second is like it—to actively uphold the ministry’s mission at each meeting. Instead of assuming our mission is central at board meetings, let’s make it so. As leaders, we distill our...

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A FRESH WAY TO ANCHOR YOUR SOUL

By Lisa Hosler

As leaders, our days are filled with conversations. Our spoken word count probably far exceeds the norm. And we can often take that verbosity right into our time with God. But sometimes, less is more. God’s been slowing down my intake of His Word, and also the words I speak...

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HOW TO FOLLOW GOD IN WORSHIP

By Lisa Hosler

Most Christian leaders worship, but aren’t worship leaders per se. So how do you lead your team to actively honor God when you don’t have a degree in music? And, more importantly, how do you follow God’s lead during a time of worship? Let’s take a look. A small group...

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DOES YOUR STRENGTH EVER STINK?

By Lisa Hosler

The other day I dumped a forgotten bucketful of damp rags into the washer, and they smelled like crazy. The same can be true of our strengths. Left unchecked, they take on a foul odor.     One of my leadership strengths is vision. I readily see into the future and...

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