The ‘Ready-Aim-Fire’ of Lasting Change January 10, 2017

The ‘Ready-Aim-Fire’ of Lasting Change

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 10, 2017

Ever wonder why achieving lasting change can be so difficult? One of the reasons, perhaps, is that change isn’t as simple as driving a car from one side of a bridge to the other.

Are You Suffering from ‘Hurry Sickness?’ December 16, 2016

Are You Suffering from ‘Hurry Sickness?’

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 16, 2016

Author Lewis Grant describes a condition he calls, “Sunset fatigue,” end-of-the-day behaviors he says may indicate that an individual has been “infected” with hurry sickness. Here are some of the symptoms he has identified. Sound vaguely familiar?

The “Happiness Habit” of Being Thankful November 17, 2016

The “Happiness Habit” of Being Thankful

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 17, 2016

I love Fall. It’s a season of beautiful foliage, football, and a time for me reflect and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, again, I plan to take time throughout the Thanksgiving season to thank God for my many blessings. (My wife and I are particularly thankful this year, with the arrival of our first grandchild a few weeks ago!)

Discipler, Mentor, or Coach? October 25, 2016

Discipler, Mentor, or Coach?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 25, 2016

I love coffee, especially in the morning. I don’t know how many times I’ve walked into some local coffee haunt for my morning ‘fix,’ and noticed a group of men or women sitting at some corner table, bibles open, as they are obviously having a ‘group’ discussion around the word of God. Invariably, when I notice such a group, an unavoidable question pops into my head: “I wonder if the leader is discipling, or mentoring, or…coaching?

No Easy Answers October 18, 2016

No Easy Answers

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 18, 2016

One of the most important ‘tools’ in a coach’s toolkit is the skill of asking ‘powerful’ questions. All CMDA coaches are certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the ‘gold standard’ organization for professional coaches. And the ICF lists ‘powerful questioning’ as one of the eleven core competencies necessary for coaches to achieve an ICF certification.