Nick Cerda

Live well. Lead well.

3 Reasons You Need a Coach

My last post 3 Conversations You Should Be Having With Yourself is the first in a series that outlines the benefits of coaching. That post was about self-assessment which will hopefully lead to self-coaching. But let’s be real. Have you ever tried to coach yourself? Think of the last time you started a fitness routine. You did the research. You made a spreadsheet. You might have even done some or all of the workouts. But […]

3 Conversations You Should Be Having With Yourself

Most people spend a majority of their lives unsuccessfully fighting the idea of aligning purpose with vocation.

This Doesn’t Make Sense

In these times I remember praying. Not the safe for kids, g rated praying we do in church. I mean the kind of praying you read about in the Psalms. The getting real with God praying.

Leadership is Service

Not all service is leadership but all leadership is service. Never try to lead people you don’t serve. Jesus told us that leadership and service go hand in hand and that it’s impossible to have genuine leadership without genuine love. Authentic leadership is rooted from and birthed in a heart of service.  Reversing that order. Leading for another reason than the betterment of people always results in suffering.

Making the Leadership Shift

In the church this model works great, and is even necessary, at the 100, 200, and 300 attender level. If the capacity of the leader is high enough it can even work into the 400s. But at this point there is simply too much work to be done for this leader to be player-coach for every team he leads. His or her relationship with teams must change. Less doing more coaching.