In “Generation to Generation,” Edwin Friedman gives this definition of a leader: “A self-defined person with a non-anxious presence.”

My teammates on Novo’s reFocusing Team prefer this definition of a leader: “a God-defined person with a non-anxious presence.”

They’ve developed the Awaken Workshop to help Christians study and pray over their lives, relationships, experiences, heart passions, and values for one purpose: to extract from the remarkable investment of God in each life the unique calling that God intends for that person. Awaken is nine vigorous, intentional hours dedicated to reveal the clues to who you are and why you’re here; the difference you get to make.

How much concentrated time have you devoted to discovering the special impact God intends that you to make with your life? [Ephesians 2:10] Is it any wonder you’re fuzzy about what God’s calling to you might be?


–Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at


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