How Self-Differentiation is a Catalyst for Leadership

How Self-Differentiation is a Catalyst for Leadership

If you’re looking for personal growth, self-differentiation is the guiding principle to balance autonomy and nurturing meaningful connections. Self-differentiation is the defining characteristic of a good leaders. It’s characterized by intentional growth, where individuals strive to understand their place in their families, take responsibility for their lives, and cultivate autonomy while deepening intimacy with others….

6 decision making strategies for effective leaders

6 decision making strategies for effective leaders

Lack of clarity about decision making is the dominant cause of mistrust and low productivity.  You can increase trust by being clear about who makes the decision and by understanding that there are different decision-making styles, all of which are okay.  Effective decision-making is a crucial skill in both our personal and professional lives. While…

A better way to say – You misunderstood me

A better way to say – You misunderstood me

You’ve said this word a million times, and you’re not wrong, misunderstandings happen all the time. The interpersonal gap in communication is a real thing, and bridging the gap can help by using your words differently to clarify your intent. A better way to say “you misunderstood” is by omitting these two words altogether and…

How describing behavior can improve  communication

How describing behavior can improve communication

Have you ever watched a news or political debate and felt frustrated by the poor communication, blame, and judgement toward one another.  We all make judgments of other’s behaviors, but our interpretation of others is not always right.  Behavior description is a basic way to improve communication and bridge the interpersonal gap.  Since we all…

Understanding the Interpersonal Gap – Intent vs impact

Understanding the Interpersonal Gap – Intent vs impact

Have you ever said something that was misunderstood, and no amount of clarification made it better? We all use verbal and nonverbal cues to convey our thoughts, feelings, and intentions, but a lot of the time things get misinterpreted or lost in translation. This can be due to differences in personal experiences, cultural backgrounds, language…

How to make a Charcoal Solar oven (Reflector)

How to make a Charcoal Solar oven (Reflector)

Using a Charcoal Reflector Oven, I was able to generate 300-350 degrees using only 4 – 5 charcoal briquettes. I cooked a batch of dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. It was very efficientcompared to a 12-inch Dutch Oven requiring 24 briquettes to accomplish the same thing. Here is what you will need: 1. Line the box with aluminum foil Some people use…

Stake Emergency Action Checklist for Latter-Day Saints

Stake Emergency Action Checklist for Latter-Day Saints

Organizing an action list for an emergency isn’t a one-person job. It takes a group of leaders to delegate individual responsibilities to have the greatest impact. In times of crisis and uncertainty, it is crucial for Latter-Day Saints (LDS) to be prepared both spiritually and temporally. To aid in this preparedness, a Stake Emergency Action…

The best emergency communication apps for Latter-Day Saints

The best emergency communication apps for Latter-Day Saints

There are a number of platforms to use while communicating to Latter-Day Saints during a disaster or emergency. During most emergencies, cell phones and social media may be available to coordinate activities and provide vital information.  The best emergency communication apps are group me and gospel living (circles). These apps should be developed and practiced…