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Janna Rust
Leawood, KS
Life/Leadership Coach, Speaker/Trainer, Servant leader,Wife, Sister, Aunt & Friend.
Interests: music, golf, piano, bible study, reading, fitness, hanging out with friends
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Being content is a wonderful place to be. To me it implies perfect inner piece, a state of mind where "It's all good." But are we ever really there? Can we ever be? Yes, we can, but like all things... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
Thanks for the addition, Charles. Rewards are great motivators!
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Having the right perspective works wonders for our outlook on life. An accurate perspective overrides emotional responses, brings forth optimism in bad circumstances and gives us confidence to move forward. How accurate is your perspective? It isn't always easy to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
Have you ever felt as if you weren't normal because you seemed to fight with yourself all the time? For instance, you might battle between making a quick decision and wanting more data. Or you may be the life of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure, hosted over at Dan McCarthy's Great Leadership blog! Great leadership indeed! While there is no theme this month, the 45 posts from leading leadership bloggers on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
How satisified are you with your job? If you are one of the bored majority, have you ever thought about how you might make your job a little more fulfilling rather than relying on someone else to do it for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
What are you procrastinating in your life? Most of us have something on our "to do" list that we keep putting off for one reason or another, resulting in stress, productivity loss and dissatisfaction in our lives. It doesn't have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
Good may be the enemy of great, but procrastination is just the enemy. Procrastination is one of the biggest time wasters in life and its cycle of delay-avoid-panic-produce enables us to live the reactionary life of a "firefighter", putting out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
We've all heard the phrase "There is no "I" in team". Actually, there is - YOU! If you lead a team, you are its most important component and success or failure rests and depends upon you. I've challenged many a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
You just accepted a new job, new role or expanded responsibilities within your current position. You try to make everything a priority so nothing becomes a priority and you find yourself scattered and stressed. Unfortunately, this scenario describes many leaders... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
Self-knowledge plays a significant role in a leader's effectiveness. Knowing ourselves intimately so we can recognize our strengths, values and shortcomings enables us to lead authentically with confidence, and equips us to adapt swiftly to new roles. How well do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
Role transitions can be both exciting and overwhelming. Making the most out of your first 90 days is critical to your success as a leader. Helping your new leader make the most out of his or her first 90 days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at Purposeful Leadership
And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Bread Crumbs
Think about the last time you took a new job or hired/promoted someone into a new management position. What was the experience like for you? Chances are the orientation process consisted of no more than completing some paperwork and taking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
You've just been unjustly insulted by a coworker in an email she copied to your boss and entire staff. The family member who always pushes your buttons just did it again. You keep thinking about the loved one you miss... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
Have you ever noticed how some people only give others the types of gifts they enjoy without considering what the other person might prefer? Have you ever been the recipient of that BBQ grill for Christmas when all you really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
Fear comes to us in many shapes and sizes. Some manifestations of fear are more obvious, such as the fear of spiders, snakes or public speaking. Yet other forms of fear are more subtle, robbing us of our time and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
Crucible: A severe test or trial. Normal human beings do not SEEK out trials and tribulations to insert themselves into in order to learn. We typically avoid these situations at all costs! When was the last time you scheduled a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
Laurie, Thanks so much for your comment today. You are so right! We neet to always go to God first and make sure our "counselors" are indeed wise...wise because of their devotion to God and His Word. Thanks again! Janna
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2010 on Biblical Self Awareness at Bread Crumbs
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All of our life experiences, professional and personal, shape the way we lead and affect our potential. The more we reflect on our stories and learn from them, the more authentic we become and the more effective we will be.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. - James 1:25 NASB... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Bread Crumbs
Hi Randy. I'm glad you liked the exercise. Stay tuned for a follow up post with it. :) And...thank YOU for your regular comments. They are appreciated.
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What comes to mind when asked to picture the perfect Level 5 leader? Charisma? Power? Intelligence? Honesty? Does humility come to your mind? It should, because according to one of the most notable business minds of our time, Jim, Collins,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
The difference with authentic leaders lies in the way they frame their stories. Their life stories provide the context for their lives, and through them they find their passion and inspiration to to make an impact on the world. (Bill... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership
Leaders are at their best when they lead authentically and self-knowledge plays a significant role in leadership effectiveness. My favorite moments as an executive coach are those "Aha" moments when my clients realize that others see their behavior different than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at Purposeful Leadership