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DMin, Leadership and Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

Better late than never!

on September 23, 2018

As I scrolled through online commentary and reviews about Judith Glaser’s book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, one came up that reflected my own thinking. It said simply, “good concept that could have been summarized in one essay.”[1] To be clear, Glaser has written a book that is chock full…

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word smart

on September 21, 2018

Judith E. Glaser presented some information in her book Conversational Intelligence that has the potential to change the way leaders think about each of their interactions. Glaser’s defines Conversational Intelligence is the ability to connect, navigate and grow with others. It gives us the ability to influence the interactions we find ourselves in the every…

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Power-With Leadership

on September 20, 2018

Judith Glaser’s book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, is incredibly insightful and full of valuable information about how our brains respond to conversations that create trust and ones that create distrust. She describes conversations as “dynamic, interactive, and inclusive. They evolve and impact the way we connect, engage, interact,…

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Trust requires words and actions.

on September 20, 2018

Not long ago I had a conversation with a colleague about an upcoming event I was planning. He had some information to communicate regarding a particular detail of the event and we discussed logistics overall. Part way through the conversation he paused. Then he said, “Trisha, I want you to know that I trust you.…

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Can you use ‘locked and loaded’ in a sentence?

on September 20, 2018

Sure I can. When my cohort calls me out in a Zoom meeting and Jason puts me on the spot, my amygdala is ‘locked & loaded’. That means I rapidly descend into the ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ mode of brain function according to Judith Glaser. At least this book helped me understand what I was…

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Navigating Asia Without a GPS

on September 20, 2018

       “For people to understand, you must speak their language.”  As obvious as this statement is it had me thinking about how we communicate with one another and the obstacles that impede us from saying and understanding what is clearly happening. The one area I found helpful in Judith Graser’s book, Conversational Intelligence,…

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Conversational Intelligence and Task Management – We Need Both

on September 20, 2018

Judith E. Glasser, CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute delves deeper into the reasoning behind our communication methods, leadership styles, and personal preferences. She addresses the problems that ensue when we silence our audience and operate from a position of personal preference. Glasser presents her findings through the…

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Hijacked amygdalas, and other primitive concerns

on September 20, 2018

I settled into 12D, my economy class seat on the Toronto-Miami flight this morning, and pulled out my book, Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, reading the chapter on how the amygdala can be hijacked. Next to me was a woman who was breathing heavily, clenching her fists,…

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What did you just say to me!?

on September 20, 2018

When discussing my father as a minister in my youth, I will often say, “He was not a good preacher, but he loved God.” The comment is never meant as an insult to my father’s ability to preach the gospel, but rather, my father’s ability to preach in general. He is an ex-marine; gruff, tough…

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Don’t be a bull in a china shop….(no pun intended)

on September 20, 2018

I have worn many hats in my adult life, highway maintenance, mortgage credit specialist, car sales, computer industry, office supply sales, youth minister and pastor. They all have something in common with one exception. I have had to be able to hold conversations with others to be able to do my job effectively. I have…

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Tools for Higher C-IQ

on September 20, 2018

Judith Glaser’s “Conversational Intelligence,” otherwise referred to as “C-IQ” is another tool for interpersonal development, in this case, largely for the purpose of corporate effectiveness. Glaser understands the power of the culture of an organization, particularly how people relate to one another in effective and ineffective ways. She offers her readers some practical ways in…

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Thinking Critically BUT Not Throwing Out the Baby With the Bath Water

on September 19, 2018

Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results reminded me of another famous leadership book by Dale Carnegie titled, How To Win Friends and Influence Others. Both are powerfully written, have obvious appeal in the marketplace, and are easily applicable to improving one’s own leadership. If I would have read this book 14…

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Learning to Listen

on September 19, 2018

I’d much rather write about my project than my person, but the truth is they are inextricably linked. My heart for missionary effectiveness and sustainability is driven by personal experiences; consequently, as I do the research and delve deeply into that topic, I am forced to examine myself and consider where my own ministries are…

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Trust but Verify

on September 18, 2018

Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence is an innovative do-it-yourself communication guide that helps leaders learn how to trust others and become more effective. Glaser uses conversational intelligence (CI) lessons from neuroscience to advance three conversation principles regarding exchanging information, controlling power and influence, and co-creating solutions. I plan to focus on Glaser’s TRUST and FORCES acronyms…

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Oh to Inspire!

on September 15, 2018

I had to do a word search to confirm my suspicions after this week’s reading; the fact I found was that neither God, Jesus, the church, or Christianity were mentioned a single time in this reading. Though normally I might voice my objection to this, being this is an evangelism course, instead, I found this…

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Creative Tension

on September 14, 2018

Walking into the cold, dirty, and dingy classroom, I laughed at the idea that I was there to be the art teacher. Having no intrinsic artistic abilities I found it odd that I was chosen to be the creative teacher for migrant children. This migrant children’s center discovered that not only should we teach English,…

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Mindfulness is What Gets the Insight Out

on September 13, 2018

Insight Out, by Tina Seelig, was a fascinating book about how we get from imagination to entrepreneurship. She claims that her goal is “to bring together what we know about creativity with what we know about entrepreneurship so that we can define, learn, teach, and practice these skills in a rigorous and reproducible manner.”[1] Her…

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Where to begin…

on September 13, 2018

I meet with a lot of people who feel stuck in some way. Most of these people are young and have much of their lives ahead of them, yet that is often the problem. They sense there is a specific path they must forge but they don’t know how to get to it. Or they…

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Learning More About What A “Microagression” Is

on September 13, 2018

Before I get to Tina Seelig’s Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World, I again would like to thank all of LGP8 for your open responses to my Blog from last week regarding the role of women in ministry. Your written words were greatly appreciated, but even deeper, your willingness to let me…

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Whose Dream?

on September 13, 2018

What is to be taken from a book largely about entrepreneurial leadership in a program dedicated to the development of leadership for the Church? Has the Church not already adopted more of a business mindset thus diminishing the role of the Spirit in guiding it to accomplish the desires of God? It might be easy…

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