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Lisa Hosler

Author of The Unexhausted Leader

November 15, 2021
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST PERSONAL RETREAT?

If you’re scratching your head trying to remember your last retreat, it was probably too long ago. Leaders in every capacity face challenges that require wisdom and deplete reserves. Regularly getting away for focused time with God is a Christ-like habit worth forming. I was five or six years into full-time ministry when the fabric […]

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WHEN WAS YOUR LAST PERSONAL RETREAT?

By Lisa Hosler

If you’re scratching your head trying to remember your last retreat, it was probably too long ago. Leaders in every capacity face challenges that require wisdom and deplete reserves. Regularly getting away for focused time with God is a Christ-like habit worth forming. I was five or six years into full-time ministry when the fabric of my life started to fray. Call it stress, call it fatigue, call it time crunch – it was all...

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PAID RETREAT DAYS FOR YOUR STAFF

By Lisa Hosler

As relentless as leadership demands are, wise leaders follow Jesus’ example of “walking away from it all” to be with their Father. Whether it’s several days at the beginning or end of the year, a day each quarter, or something else – a rhythm of spiritual refueling and retooling is...

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A SECRET TO ABIDING

By Lisa Hosler

Abiding with Christ – that elusive lifestyle many of us talk about and few of us walk out. If there’s an antonym for abiding it’s probably striving. Strive means: to try hard to do something or make something happen, especially for a long time or against difficulties. Yep, that can...

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5 DANGERS OF OVER-PREPARING

By Lisa Hosler

Preparing for the next big event is a given for leaders. Whether it’s a department meeting, a staff gathering, or a workshop at a conference – something is always right around the corner. Leaders strive for excellence, but striving can lead to over-preparing. And too much preparation can be counterproductive....

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THE BEST INTENTIONALITY FOR LEADERS

By Lisa Hosler

Being intentional is inborn for most leaders. We dream big, plan hard, and make tough calls. But along the way, stress mounts and blood pressure rises. God designed us to be purposeful, but He never meant for us to go it alone. Let’s learn to intentionally engage with God in...

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ARE YOU AN ALPHA LEADER?

By Lisa Hosler

A temptation for leaders is to run ahead, make tracks, and accomplish vision. While leaders should lead, the best way to do so is by following the True Alpha Leader. My husband and I are dog lovers, we both have strong personalities, and we somehow always manage to pick the...

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WHY LEADERS SHOULD PLAY

By Lisa Hosler

We’ve all heard the adage, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The meaning is obvious. Non-stop work is counterproductive and detrimental. While God certainly calls us to work, He also calls us to play. In fact He designed us that way. And He instituted it at...

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AN UPDATE FROM LISA

By Lisa Hosler

I’ve been reading John 13-17 for the past few weeks, and here’s an amazing truth the Spirit highlighted to me recently: It’s a single word from John 13:1 – “Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father.” Did you catch it? Jesus’...

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WHY KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL? (Part 1 of 2)

By Lisa Hosler

For starters, let’s define the ball. As leaders, our minds readily go to the strategic plan or the upcoming board meeting. These aren’t bad things to focus on, but there’s something even better. Or I should say Someone. God is the “ball” we want to keep our eye on and...

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3 STEPS TO CLEAR YOUR BRAIN FOG

By Lisa Hosler

Brain fog happens to all of us. We read a passage in Scripture, get to the end, and realize we scanned the words without comprehending them. Or, we stare at our desks with 19 projects staring back at us and don’t have a clue where to begin. Or, we load...

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Ten Ways to Keep Stonehenge Projects from Closing in on You

By Lisa Hosler

In a perfect world, large projects would be spaced evenly throughout our calendars. They’d be accomplished one by one with plenty of R & R in-between. In the real world, that’s seldom the case. Projects mount up like household chores and multiply like rabbits. But take heart – with the...

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