Category Archives: Ministry & Leadership

Be The Bridge | Reflections & Notes

Latasha Morrison. Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation. Waterbrook, 2019. (240 pages) http://www.BeTheBridge.com. REFLECTIONS Filled with personal stories and liturgies you can use immediately, Morrison has woven together testimony, theology, history, and exhortation to provide a decent roadmap

Be The Bridge | Reflections & Notes

Latasha Morrison. Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation. Waterbrook, 2019. (240 pages) http://www.BeTheBridge.com. REFLECTIONS Filled with personal stories and liturgies you can use immediately, Morrison has woven together testimony, theology, history, and exhortation to provide a decent roadmap

The Motive | Reflections & Notes

Patrick Lencioni. The Motive: A Leadership Fable. John Wiley & Sons, 2020. (174 pages) REFLECTIONS The Motive is the shortest and simplest book I’ve written to date, but I suspect that it may be the most important. That’s because the danger

The Motive | Reflections & Notes

Patrick Lencioni. The Motive: A Leadership Fable. John Wiley & Sons, 2020. (174 pages) REFLECTIONS The Motive is the shortest and simplest book I’ve written to date, but I suspect that it may be the most important. That’s because the danger

Table Group Webinar for Consultants and Practitioners

  Tremendous thanks to Pat, Cody, and Chris for hosting this complimentary Webinar for Consultants and Practitioners. Below are my big highlighted takeaways, and then the notes I took live. My Big Takeaways: In abnormal times, you will either be

Table Group Webinar for Consultants and Practitioners

  Tremendous thanks to Pat, Cody, and Chris for hosting this complimentary Webinar for Consultants and Practitioners. Below are my big highlighted takeaways, and then the notes I took live. My Big Takeaways: In abnormal times, you will either be

How Christian Opinion Articles Fall Short, Part Two

In my previous post, I suggested that the December 19 @CTmagazine article “rallied our primitive selves, invigorated our already established opinions, and charged us all with the imperative to act.” Yesterday’s published articles are illustrations of how this plays out.

How Christian Opinion Articles Fall Short, Part Two

In my previous post, I suggested that the December 19 @CTmagazine article “rallied our primitive selves, invigorated our already established opinions, and charged us all with the imperative to act.” Yesterday’s published articles are illustrations of how this plays out.

Evolving Faith Conference | Live Notes & Comments

[These are my notes taken live during the conference. I apologize for any typos, errors, or incoherencies. Updates will be made over the next two days.] #evolvingfaith19 Thursday, October 3 | Pre-Conference, Church Leadership & Evolving Faith: Navigating Healthy Change

Evolving Faith Conference | Live Notes & Comments

[These are my notes taken live during the conference. I apologize for any typos, errors, or incoherencies. Updates will be made over the next two days.] #evolvingfaith19 Thursday, October 3 | Pre-Conference, Church Leadership & Evolving Faith: Navigating Healthy Change

#GLS19 | Live Notes, Day 2

Below is a live blog of my notes from the sessions of the Global Leadership Summit, along with any personal reflections in blue. I have attempted to quote verbatim, and/or record faithfully the points and meaningful lessons as originally intended

#GLS19 | Live Notes, Day 2

Below is a live blog of my notes from the sessions of the Global Leadership Summit, along with any personal reflections in blue. I have attempted to quote verbatim, and/or record faithfully the points and meaningful lessons as originally intended

#GLS19 | Live Notes, Day 1

Below is a live blog of my notes from the sessions of the Global Leadership Summit, along with any personal reflections in blue. I have attempted to quote verbatim, and/or record faithfully the points and meaningful lessons as originally intended

#GLS19 | Live Notes, Day 1

Below is a live blog of my notes from the sessions of the Global Leadership Summit, along with any personal reflections in blue. I have attempted to quote verbatim, and/or record faithfully the points and meaningful lessons as originally intended

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means

Global Leadership Summit 2018 | Live Notes & Concluding Thoughts & Reflections

[The following are notes taken live. I take responsibility for any misquotes or lacunae.] Tom DeVries Opening SESSION 1: Craig Groeschel Leadership is about trust and influence. You. Are. A. Leader. [Craig Groeschel then addresses that “he is not Bill

Global Leadership Summit 2018 | Live Notes & Concluding Thoughts & Reflections

[The following are notes taken live. I take responsibility for any misquotes or lacunae.] Tom DeVries Opening SESSION 1: Craig Groeschel Leadership is about trust and influence. You. Are. A. Leader. [Craig Groeschel then addresses that “he is not Bill

Costly Grace | Review & Notes

Rob Schenck. Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister’s Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love. Harper, 2018. (324 pages) Review I really love this book, for several reasons. First, the question that is American Evangelicalism–what it has become, and why it continues in

Costly Grace | Review & Notes

Rob Schenck. Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister’s Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love. Harper, 2018. (324 pages) Review I really love this book, for several reasons. First, the question that is American Evangelicalism–what it has become, and why it continues in

The Power Paradox | Review & Notes

Dacher Keltner. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Penguin Books, 2016. (196 pages) REVIEW This is perhaps one of the most important books I’ve read on the behavioral sciences, a thesis that has the potential to transform virtually

The Power Paradox | Review & Notes

Dacher Keltner. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Penguin Books, 2016. (196 pages) REVIEW This is perhaps one of the most important books I’ve read on the behavioral sciences, a thesis that has the potential to transform virtually

Organizational Health Summit | Notes

I attended and participated in the very first Organizational Health (OH) Summit hosted by The Table Group and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Heading the OH Revolution is Patrick Lencioni, a New York Times best-selling author and according

Organizational Health Summit | Notes

I attended and participated in the very first Organizational Health (OH) Summit hosted by The Table Group and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Heading the OH Revolution is Patrick Lencioni, a New York Times best-selling author and according

eChurch Summit 2018 | Reflections & Notes

https://echurch.com/summit/ We love Elevation Church. – Overheard pre-conference conversation. REFLECTIONS In full transparency, I did not attend this conference to attend, to learn, to grow, to personally develop, to learn how to use social media better, or to enhance my leadership.

eChurch Summit 2018 | Reflections & Notes

https://echurch.com/summit/ We love Elevation Church. – Overheard pre-conference conversation. REFLECTIONS In full transparency, I did not attend this conference to attend, to learn, to grow, to personally develop, to learn how to use social media better, or to enhance my leadership.

The 10 Toughest Questions We Get, By Bill and Melinda Gates | Letter & Reflections

Our 2018 Annual Letter: The 10 Toughest Questions We Get February 13, 2018 By Bill Gates and Melinda Gates We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply. The headlines are filled with awful

The 10 Toughest Questions We Get, By Bill and Melinda Gates | Letter & Reflections

Our 2018 Annual Letter: The 10 Toughest Questions We Get February 13, 2018 By Bill Gates and Melinda Gates We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply. The headlines are filled with awful

Krista Tippett on the Art of Conversation | Review & Notes

Udemy Course online. [2018] Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 1 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 2 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 3 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 4 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 5 REVIEW The following are my rough notes and highlights. Tippett’s grounding

Krista Tippett on the Art of Conversation | Review & Notes

Udemy Course online. [2018] Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 1 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 2 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 3 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 4 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 5 REVIEW The following are my rough notes and highlights. Tippett’s grounding

Boston Declaration | Full Text & Reflections

A PROPHETIC APPEAL TO CHRISTIANS OF THE USA Nov 20 THE BOSTON DECLARATION Occasion As followers of Jesus, the Jewish prophet for justice whose life reminds us to, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) we hear the cries of women

Boston Declaration | Full Text & Reflections

A PROPHETIC APPEAL TO CHRISTIANS OF THE USA Nov 20 THE BOSTON DECLARATION Occasion As followers of Jesus, the Jewish prophet for justice whose life reminds us to, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) we hear the cries of women

Church Clarity | Critique

On October 18 2017, Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Services (RNS) published this article, giving a broader reach to the organization, Church Clarity (CC). From their website, they state “the problem” and “our solution”: The Problem There are millions of churches

Church Clarity | Critique

On October 18 2017, Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Services (RNS) published this article, giving a broader reach to the organization, Church Clarity (CC). From their website, they state “the problem” and “our solution”: The Problem There are millions of churches

Searching For Sunday | Reflections & Notes

Rachel Held Evans. Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. Thomas Nelson, 2015. (268 pages) The Atlantic: Is Christianity Dark Enough For Millennials?; Huffington Post, Zach Hoag interview; Mike McHargue review; Patheos review by Ben Witherington; Crossway’s promo video;

Searching For Sunday | Reflections & Notes

Rachel Held Evans. Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. Thomas Nelson, 2015. (268 pages) The Atlantic: Is Christianity Dark Enough For Millennials?; Huffington Post, Zach Hoag interview; Mike McHargue review; Patheos review by Ben Witherington; Crossway’s promo video;

Global Leadership Summit 2017 | Live Notes & Reflections

[The following are live blogging notes, and may or may not be exact quotes.] Introduction: “We do not begin as the leaders we will become.” Bill Hybels Everyone wins when a leader gets better. We all owe huge debts who

Global Leadership Summit 2017 | Live Notes & Reflections

[The following are live blogging notes, and may or may not be exact quotes.] Introduction: “We do not begin as the leaders we will become.” Bill Hybels Everyone wins when a leader gets better. We all owe huge debts who

A Failure Of Nerve | Review & Notes

Edwin H. Friedman. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. Seabury Books and The Edwin Friedman Trust, 1999, 2007. (260 pages) Greg Wiens review; All Is Grist review; Todd Noren-Hentz book notes; Todd Hiestand summary; 10th

A Failure Of Nerve | Review & Notes

Edwin H. Friedman. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. Seabury Books and The Edwin Friedman Trust, 1999, 2007. (260 pages) Greg Wiens review; All Is Grist review; Todd Noren-Hentz book notes; Todd Hiestand summary; 10th

Rex | Tribute

I got word today that my youth pastor — the one who has my same middle name, who baptized me, who was the first to inspire me with the power of a good sermon, who allowed me to drive his

Rex | Tribute

I got word today that my youth pastor — the one who has my same middle name, who baptized me, who was the first to inspire me with the power of a good sermon, who allowed me to drive his

Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team | Notes

Patrick Lencioni. Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators. 2005. …a team is a relatively small number of people (anywhere from three to twelve) that shares common goals as well as the

Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team | Notes

Patrick Lencioni. Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators. 2005. …a team is a relatively small number of people (anywhere from three to twelve) that shares common goals as well as the

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by

The Leadership Challenge | Notes

Kouzes, James, and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge, 3rd ed. Jossey-Bass, 2003. (458 pages). Here are the many resources available at Amazon.com. http://www.leadershipchallenge.com/WileyCDA/ Preface – Everyone’s Business: Leadership for Today and Tomorrow The Leadership Challenge is about how leaders mobilize

The Leadership Challenge | Notes

Kouzes, James, and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge, 3rd ed. Jossey-Bass, 2003. (458 pages). Here are the many resources available at Amazon.com. http://www.leadershipchallenge.com/WileyCDA/ Preface – Everyone’s Business: Leadership for Today and Tomorrow The Leadership Challenge is about how leaders mobilize

InterVarsity’s “A Theological Summary on Human Sexuality” | Critique and Commentary

The recent news of InterVarsity’s (IV) position on same-sex marriage is yet another chapter in a very long and arduous epic story of Evangelicalism and sexual ethics. I got word about this through friends via the Time.com posting, and IV

InterVarsity’s “A Theological Summary on Human Sexuality” | Critique and Commentary

The recent news of InterVarsity’s (IV) position on same-sex marriage is yet another chapter in a very long and arduous epic story of Evangelicalism and sexual ethics. I got word about this through friends via the Time.com posting, and IV

The Speed of Trust | Notes & Reflections

Stephen M.R. Covey. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. Free Press, 2006. (354 pages) Speed of Trust site at FranklinCovey. SoundView Executive Summary. Stephen Covey’s talk on Speed of Trust at Lumen Institute: FORWARD …for every

The Speed of Trust | Notes & Reflections

Stephen M.R. Covey. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. Free Press, 2006. (354 pages) Speed of Trust site at FranklinCovey. SoundView Executive Summary. Stephen Covey’s talk on Speed of Trust at Lumen Institute: FORWARD …for every

I Am Not Your Guru | Reflections

I Am Not Your Guru. Netflix Documentary (2016). There is perhaps nothing as captivating and mysterious as what influences human emotion and behavior. There is also perhaps nothing that attracts more criticism–as reported by this Newsweek article–than those who claim

I Am Not Your Guru | Reflections

I Am Not Your Guru. Netflix Documentary (2016). There is perhaps nothing as captivating and mysterious as what influences human emotion and behavior. There is also perhaps nothing that attracts more criticism–as reported by this Newsweek article–than those who claim

The Ideal Team Player | Notes & Reflections

Patrick Lencioni. The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues. Jossey-Bass, 2016. (219 pages) Free Resources from The Table Group The Model » Summary Article » Author Q&A » Interactive Webinar » How Ideal Team Players Can Help You

The Ideal Team Player | Notes & Reflections

Patrick Lencioni. The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues. Jossey-Bass, 2016. (219 pages) Free Resources from The Table Group The Model » Summary Article » Author Q&A » Interactive Webinar » How Ideal Team Players Can Help You

The HP Way | Notes & Reflections

David Packard. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company. HarperCollins, 1995. (222 pages) FOREWORD by JIM COLLINS “viruous cycle” vs. the “cycle of profit/stock.” (xv) Therein we find the hidden DNA of the HP Way: the

The HP Way | Notes & Reflections

David Packard. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company. HarperCollins, 1995. (222 pages) FOREWORD by JIM COLLINS “viruous cycle” vs. the “cycle of profit/stock.” (xv) Therein we find the hidden DNA of the HP Way: the

Global Leadership Summit 2016 | Live Notes & Reflections

Session 1 – Bill Hybels Four kinds of “lenses” that leaders wear. 1. Bright Red: passionate, fired up leaders. “Passion is the protein of a team.” What has the highest effect on people is to be around a passion filled

Global Leadership Summit 2016 | Live Notes & Reflections

Session 1 – Bill Hybels Four kinds of “lenses” that leaders wear. 1. Bright Red: passionate, fired up leaders. “Passion is the protein of a team.” What has the highest effect on people is to be around a passion filled

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 | Notes

Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves. Emotional Intelligence 2.0. TalentSmart, 2009. (255 pages) Talent Smart’s site. 1. The Journey The communication between your emotional and rational “brains” is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 | Notes

Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves. Emotional Intelligence 2.0. TalentSmart, 2009. (255 pages) Talent Smart’s site. 1. The Journey The communication between your emotional and rational “brains” is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in

Getting Naked | Notes

Patrick Lencioni. Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. Jossey-Bass, 2010. (220 pages) INTRODUCTION Vulnerability. It is one of the most undervalued and misunderstood of all human qualities. (vii) Without the willingness to

Getting Naked | Notes

Patrick Lencioni. Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. Jossey-Bass, 2010. (220 pages) INTRODUCTION Vulnerability. It is one of the most undervalued and misunderstood of all human qualities. (vii) Without the willingness to

Unleashing The Power of Rubber Bands | Notes

Nancy Ortberg. Unleashing The Power of Rubber Bands; Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership. Tyndale House, 2008. (243 pages) Tyndale’s First Chapters. Rubber Bands At its heart, leadership is about promises, and of all its promises, development is one of the most

Unleashing The Power of Rubber Bands | Notes

Nancy Ortberg. Unleashing The Power of Rubber Bands; Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership. Tyndale House, 2008. (243 pages) Tyndale’s First Chapters. Rubber Bands At its heart, leadership is about promises, and of all its promises, development is one of the most

The Trials of Ted Haggard | Reflections

Alexandra Pelosi. The Trials of Ted Haggard. HBO (2009) Watch online. It’s hard to sum up the thinking that goes on in my head when I watch films like this. There’s the anger/disappointment that swells whenever you hear of “yet

The Trials of Ted Haggard | Reflections

Alexandra Pelosi. The Trials of Ted Haggard. HBO (2009) Watch online. It’s hard to sum up the thinking that goes on in my head when I watch films like this. There’s the anger/disappointment that swells whenever you hear of “yet

TED | Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

Chris Anderson: So, this is an interview with a difference. On the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words, what I did was, I asked Bill and Melinda to dig out from their archive some images that would

TED | Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

Chris Anderson: So, this is an interview with a difference. On the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words, what I did was, I asked Bill and Melinda to dig out from their archive some images that would

The Hard Thing About Hard Things | Notes

Ben Horowitz. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. HarperCollins, 2014. (289) Reviews: TechCrunch, Inc., WSJ, Forbes, SXSW Session, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Introduction The problem with these books is that they

The Hard Thing About Hard Things | Notes

Ben Horowitz. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. HarperCollins, 2014. (289) Reviews: TechCrunch, Inc., WSJ, Forbes, SXSW Session, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Introduction The problem with these books is that they

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of DoSomething.org. It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of DoSomething.org. It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the

The 14 Points, and A Few Other Things I Learned from W. Edwards Deming

The W. Edwards Deming Institute. The standard of living that we enjoy is not determined by the reduction of costs but the increase in the quality of life. There’s also a big difference between putting out fires and increasing quality.

The 14 Points, and A Few Other Things I Learned from W. Edwards Deming

The W. Edwards Deming Institute. The standard of living that we enjoy is not determined by the reduction of costs but the increase in the quality of life. There’s also a big difference between putting out fires and increasing quality.

The Spill | Notes & Commentary

PBS Frontline. The Spill. October 26, 2010. Read: Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led To BP Accidents Past and Present by ProPublica. Key quotes from the film: This is a story about ambition and its consequences. …there were charges that

The Spill | Notes & Commentary

PBS Frontline. The Spill. October 26, 2010. Read: Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led To BP Accidents Past and Present by ProPublica. Key quotes from the film: This is a story about ambition and its consequences. …there were charges that

Paradigms | Notes

Joel Arthur Barker. Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. HarperBusiness, 1992. (240 pages) FOREWORD: Three Keys to the Future They are Anticipation, Innovation, Excellence. (11) Excellence is no longer a competitive edge. It is the necessary price of entry.

Paradigms | Notes

Joel Arthur Barker. Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. HarperBusiness, 1992. (240 pages) FOREWORD: Three Keys to the Future They are Anticipation, Innovation, Excellence. (11) Excellence is no longer a competitive edge. It is the necessary price of entry.

TED | Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed

I’m really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. 0:24 I believe that the startup organization is one of the

TED | Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed

I’m really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. 0:24 I believe that the startup organization is one of the

Start With Why | Notes & Review

Simon Sinek. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action. Portfolio/Penguin, 2009. (246 pages) Forbes article by Ken Krogue; Sinek’s TED talk; Summary by Kim Hartman; There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold

Start With Why | Notes & Review

Simon Sinek. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action. Portfolio/Penguin, 2009. (246 pages) Forbes article by Ken Krogue; Sinek’s TED talk; Summary by Kim Hartman; There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life | Notes & Critical Reflections

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life: 
A conference on adolescent mental health Opening with John Ortberg Why are we doing this conference? There is no greater gift in the world and no greater burden than being a parent.

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life | Notes & Critical Reflections

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life: 
A conference on adolescent mental health Opening with John Ortberg Why are we doing this conference? There is no greater gift in the world and no greater burden than being a parent.

The Board Game | Notes & Review

William Mott. The Board Game: A Story of Hope and Inspiration for CEOs and Governing Boards. William R. Mott, 2012 (173 pages) Foreword The Board Game concentrates on the single most important component of successful nonprofit organizations: the relationship between

The Board Game | Notes & Review

William Mott. The Board Game: A Story of Hope and Inspiration for CEOs and Governing Boards. William R. Mott, 2012 (173 pages) Foreword The Board Game concentrates on the single most important component of successful nonprofit organizations: the relationship between

The Gay Christian Network Conference, 2015 | Reflections & Open Letter

This last weekend I attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference. It was my first time attending anything associated with GCN. I was one of the ~600 brand new attendees as the conference has grown from ~700 in 2014 to ~1300

The Gay Christian Network Conference, 2015 | Reflections & Open Letter

This last weekend I attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference. It was my first time attending anything associated with GCN. I was one of the ~600 brand new attendees as the conference has grown from ~700 in 2014 to ~1300

Strategic Planning | Planning to Plan

The following are notes from a local consultant whose presentation I appreciated in helping us think through strategic planning. Job # 1 Why Strategic Planning? Strategic planning processes provide an opportunity to bring an organization together to develop a shared

Strategic Planning | Planning to Plan

The following are notes from a local consultant whose presentation I appreciated in helping us think through strategic planning. Job # 1 Why Strategic Planning? Strategic planning processes provide an opportunity to bring an organization together to develop a shared

Love Into Light | Critical Review

Peter Hubbard. Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual, and the Church. Ambassador International, 2013. (175 pages) LoveIntoLight.com, Tim Challies review, Google Hangout with Peter Hubbard, Eric Metals review, David Schlock review at CBMW, Jim Anderson review, Josh Blount review. I concur with

Love Into Light | Critical Review

Peter Hubbard. Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual, and the Church. Ambassador International, 2013. (175 pages) LoveIntoLight.com, Tim Challies review, Google Hangout with Peter Hubbard, Eric Metals review, David Schlock review at CBMW, Jim Anderson review, Josh Blount review. I concur with

What is Organizational Communication?

By Matt Koschmann Department of Communication University of Colorado Boulder ©2012 So what is organizational communication? And what are we doing when we study organizational communication? I want to try and answer these questions from two different perspectives. First, we

What is Organizational Communication?

By Matt Koschmann Department of Communication University of Colorado Boulder ©2012 So what is organizational communication? And what are we doing when we study organizational communication? I want to try and answer these questions from two different perspectives. First, we

2014 Global Leadership Summit | Notes & Reflections

[Live blogging notes. Forgive the typos, mistakes, and omissions. Corrections and addendums are welcome.] Thursday, August 14, 2014 Session 1 – Bill Hybels: Opening Session – Hard Fought Leadership Lessons True or false? All leadership is intensely spiritual. Often the

2014 Global Leadership Summit | Notes & Reflections

[Live blogging notes. Forgive the typos, mistakes, and omissions. Corrections and addendums are welcome.] Thursday, August 14, 2014 Session 1 – Bill Hybels: Opening Session – Hard Fought Leadership Lessons True or false? All leadership is intensely spiritual. Often the

TED | Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

There’s a man by the name of Captain William Swenson who recently was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, 2009. 0:24 On that day, a column of American and Afghan troops were making their

TED | Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

There’s a man by the name of Captain William Swenson who recently was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, 2009. 0:24 On that day, a column of American and Afghan troops were making their

Can I Ask That? | Critical Review & Notes

Jim Candy, Brad M. Griffin, Kara Powell. Can I Ask That: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith – A Sticky Faith Curriculum (Leader Edition). Fuller Youth Institute, 2014. (209 pages) — VIA: Critical Review — This is a hard

Can I Ask That? | Critical Review & Notes

Jim Candy, Brad M. Griffin, Kara Powell. Can I Ask That: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith – A Sticky Faith Curriculum (Leader Edition). Fuller Youth Institute, 2014. (209 pages) — VIA: Critical Review — This is a hard

Tattoos on the Heart | Notes & Review

Gregory Boyle. Tattoos on the Heart. Free Press, 2010. (217 pages) “This day…with me…paradise.” – Luke 23:43 Preface If there is a fundamental challenge within these stories, it is simply to change our lurking suspicion that some lives matter less

Tattoos on the Heart | Notes & Review

Gregory Boyle. Tattoos on the Heart. Free Press, 2010. (217 pages) “This day…with me…paradise.” – Luke 23:43 Preface If there is a fundamental challenge within these stories, it is simply to change our lurking suspicion that some lives matter less

Daring Greatly | Notes & Review

Brené Brown. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Gotham Books, 2012. (287 pages) What It Means to Dare Greatly Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the

Daring Greatly | Notes & Review

Brené Brown. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Gotham Books, 2012. (287 pages) What It Means to Dare Greatly Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the

TED | Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I want to talk a little bit today about labor and work. When we think about how people work, the naive intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze — that all people care about is

TED | Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I want to talk a little bit today about labor and work. When we think about how people work, the naive intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze — that all people care about is

The New Business Toolbox: Help Your Business Do It Right The First Time

Lesson One: The Business Model Being an entrepreneur — being a freelancer, starting something — is one of the highest impact things you can do. It’s your chance to make a dent in the universe. There are two elements that

The New Business Toolbox: Help Your Business Do It Right The First Time

Lesson One: The Business Model Being an entrepreneur — being a freelancer, starting something — is one of the highest impact things you can do. It’s your chance to make a dent in the universe. There are two elements that

Leaders | Notes

Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus. Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge. HarperCollins, 2007. (235) AUTHORS’ NOTE Distinguishing leadership from management Empowerment Vision Trust Management of meaning Forward to the Second Edition …upon rereading the first edition, we found a number of

Leaders | Notes

Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus. Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge. HarperCollins, 2007. (235) AUTHORS’ NOTE Distinguishing leadership from management Empowerment Vision Trust Management of meaning Forward to the Second Edition …upon rereading the first edition, we found a number of

Steve Jobs | Excerpts

Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster, 2011. (627 pages) The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997 § In July 1968 Life magazine

Steve Jobs | Excerpts

Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster, 2011. (627 pages) The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997 § In July 1968 Life magazine

How | Notes & Review

Dov Seidman. How: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything. Wiley, 2007. (344 pages) Foreword – President Bill Clinton …it’s clear that we can no longer regard success as a zero-sum game: one group rising only at the expense of

How | Notes & Review

Dov Seidman. How: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything. Wiley, 2007. (344 pages) Foreword – President Bill Clinton …it’s clear that we can no longer regard success as a zero-sum game: one group rising only at the expense of

When Helping Hurts | Notes & Review

Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. Moody Publishers, 2012. (274 pages) Preface We believe that the coexistence of agonizing poverty and unprecedented wealth — even just within the household

When Helping Hurts | Notes & Review

Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. Moody Publishers, 2012. (274 pages) Preface We believe that the coexistence of agonizing poverty and unprecedented wealth — even just within the household

GLS | Chris Brown: Right Title…Wrong Kingdom

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) An illustrated telling of the story of David & Goliath. When your leadership is being challenged, and everyone knows it. How did Saul make it about himself? The same way that pastors

GLS | Chris Brown: Right Title…Wrong Kingdom

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) An illustrated telling of the story of David & Goliath. When your leadership is being challenged, and everyone knows it. How did Saul make it about himself? The same way that pastors

GLS | Liz Wiseman: The Multiplier Effect

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) (Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) Multipliers use their intelligence (skills, talents, abilities) to multiply the capabilities of people around you. What is the difference between “stress” and “pressure.” The

GLS | Liz Wiseman: The Multiplier Effect

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) (Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) Multipliers use their intelligence (skills, talents, abilities) to multiply the capabilities of people around you. What is the difference between “stress” and “pressure.” The

GLS | Patrick Lencioni: How To Lose Your Best People

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) When you’re a leader, you’re a CRO – Chief Reminder Officer. People need to be reminded more than they need to be told. The reason why this is my favorite book and

GLS | Patrick Lencioni: How To Lose Your Best People

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) When you’re a leader, you’re a CRO – Chief Reminder Officer. People need to be reminded more than they need to be told. The reason why this is my favorite book and

GLS | Gen. Colin Powell: It Worked For Me

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) In my view, leadership is getting more out of people than science and management says you can. You do so by having a vision that goes toward a purpose. You get that

GLS | Gen. Colin Powell: It Worked For Me

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) In my view, leadership is getting more out of people than science and management says you can. You do so by having a vision that goes toward a purpose. You get that

GLS | Bill Hybels

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Don’t go to your grave with cool visions in you. Visions are holy commodities. Treat them with the utmost respect. Leadership is the courage

GLS | Bill Hybels

(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Don’t go to your grave with cool visions in you. Visions are holy commodities. Treat them with the utmost respect. Leadership is the courage

Help! I’m a Student Leader | Notes & Review

Doug Fields. Help! I’m a Student Leader: Practical Ideas and Guidance on Leadership. Zondervan/YS, 2005. (138 pages) Introduction: Read This First! Are you reading for this leadership trip? Do you consider yourself a student leader? (10) The truth is, you

Help! I’m a Student Leader | Notes & Review

Doug Fields. Help! I’m a Student Leader: Practical Ideas and Guidance on Leadership. Zondervan/YS, 2005. (138 pages) Introduction: Read This First! Are you reading for this leadership trip? Do you consider yourself a student leader? (10) The truth is, you

The Hole In Our Gospel | Notes & Review

Rich Stearns. The Hole in our Gospel: The answer that changed my life and might just change the world. Thomas Nelson, 2009, 2010. (335 pages) INTRODUCTION What does God expect of us? … What is the Christian faith all about?

The Hole In Our Gospel | Notes & Review

Rich Stearns. The Hole in our Gospel: The answer that changed my life and might just change the world. Thomas Nelson, 2009, 2010. (335 pages) INTRODUCTION What does God expect of us? … What is the Christian faith all about?

How The Mighty Fall | Notes & Review

Jim Collins. How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In. HarperCollins, 2009. (222 pages) (How The Mighty Fall – MARKERS.pdf.) The Silent Creep of Impending Doom …effective teaching: don’t try to come up with the right answers; focus

How The Mighty Fall | Notes & Review

Jim Collins. How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In. HarperCollins, 2009. (222 pages) (How The Mighty Fall – MARKERS.pdf.) The Silent Creep of Impending Doom …effective teaching: don’t try to come up with the right answers; focus

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization | Notes & Review

Peter Drucker. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Jossey-Bass, 2008. (119 pages) http://www.fivequestionsbook.com Forward It is often said that the simple questions are the hardest to answer. … Simple questions can be profound, and

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization | Notes & Review

Peter Drucker. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Jossey-Bass, 2008. (119 pages) http://www.fivequestionsbook.com Forward It is often said that the simple questions are the hardest to answer. … Simple questions can be profound, and

Crucial Conversations | Notes

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations. McGraw Hill, 2012. (244 pages) Most breakthroughs in life truly are “break-withs.” – Stephen Covey PREFACE We argued that the root cause of many — if not most — human

Crucial Conversations | Notes

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations. McGraw Hill, 2012. (244 pages) Most breakthroughs in life truly are “break-withs.” – Stephen Covey PREFACE We argued that the root cause of many — if not most — human

Sticky Faith | Notes & Review

Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Zondervan, 2011. (222 pages) http://stickyfaith.org/extras What is Sticky Faith? (introductory video): Kara’s talk at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church: http://vimeo.com/5508943 1. the

Sticky Faith | Notes & Review

Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Zondervan, 2011. (222 pages) http://stickyfaith.org/extras What is Sticky Faith? (introductory video): Kara’s talk at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church: http://vimeo.com/5508943 1. the

Toxic Charity | Notes & Review

Robert Lupton. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help. HarperOne, 2011. (191 pages) Chapter One: The Scandal The Compassion industry is almost universally accepted as a virtuous and constructive enterprise. | But what is so surprising is

Toxic Charity | Notes & Review

Robert Lupton. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help. HarperOne, 2011. (191 pages) Chapter One: The Scandal The Compassion industry is almost universally accepted as a virtuous and constructive enterprise. | But what is so surprising is

Love Free or Die | Review

watch: http://video.pbs.org/video/2294044250/ (only through November 19, 2012) descriptions: LOVE FREE OR DIE (Special Jury Prize winner Sundance 2012) is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark.  It

Love Free or Die | Review

watch: http://video.pbs.org/video/2294044250/ (only through November 19, 2012) descriptions: LOVE FREE OR DIE (Special Jury Prize winner Sundance 2012) is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark.  It

The Ultimate Medium | Notes & Review

http://shanehipps.com/films/the-ultimate-medium/ That is the deepst truth, right there. Who we are as a person is ultimately the message. Not just your words, not just your thoughts. Who you are as a person. That is the message. Let’s explore the medium

The Ultimate Medium | Notes & Review

http://shanehipps.com/films/the-ultimate-medium/ That is the deepst truth, right there. Who we are as a person is ultimately the message. Not just your words, not just your thoughts. Who you are as a person. That is the message. Let’s explore the medium

Ten Reasons People Resist Change

Ten Reasons People Resist Change by Rosabeth Moss Kanter  |  12:00 PM September 25, 2012 Leadership is about change, but what is a leader to do when faced with ubiquitous resistance? Resistance to change manifests itself in many ways, from foot-dragging and

Ten Reasons People Resist Change

Ten Reasons People Resist Change by Rosabeth Moss Kanter  |  12:00 PM September 25, 2012 Leadership is about change, but what is a leader to do when faced with ubiquitous resistance? Resistance to change manifests itself in many ways, from foot-dragging and

Global Leadership Summit | Craig Groeschel – The Strongest Link

(live blogging) Bridging the generation gap. I would not be here today had it not been for the people that went before me. I felt called to give my life, but nobody was calling. I want to talk to the

Global Leadership Summit | Craig Groeschel – The Strongest Link

(live blogging) Bridging the generation gap. I would not be here today had it not been for the people that went before me. I felt called to give my life, but nobody was calling. I want to talk to the

Global Leadership Summit | Sheryl WuDunn Half the Sky – Leadership in the Face of Oppression

(live blogging notes) https://vialogue.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/half-the-sky-review-notes/ The central challenge in the 21st century is gender inequality. Opportunity does not determine your success. It’s your chromosomes. There are very few things in life that can actually change your level of happiness. One of

Global Leadership Summit | Sheryl WuDunn Half the Sky – Leadership in the Face of Oppression

(live blogging notes) https://vialogue.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/half-the-sky-review-notes/ The central challenge in the 21st century is gender inequality. Opportunity does not determine your success. It’s your chromosomes. There are very few things in life that can actually change your level of happiness. One of

Global Leadership Summit | Marc Kielburger – Against Apathy

(live blogging notes) http://www.freethechildren.com/ — Interview with Christine Caine — The number one reason girls don’t go to school in Africa is because they have to get water for their village. How did you make a decision to go down

Global Leadership Summit | Marc Kielburger – Against Apathy

(live blogging notes) http://www.freethechildren.com/ — Interview with Christine Caine — The number one reason girls don’t go to school in Africa is because they have to get water for their village. How did you make a decision to go down

Global Leadership Summit | Jim Collins – Great By Choice

(live blogging notes) Why do some enterprises thrive and others do not, even in the most difficult circumstances and challenges, and the same ones? It turns out, that the leadership behaviors map almost perfectly between explorers of the south pole

Global Leadership Summit | Jim Collins – Great By Choice

(live blogging notes) Why do some enterprises thrive and others do not, even in the most difficult circumstances and challenges, and the same ones? It turns out, that the leadership behaviors map almost perfectly between explorers of the south pole

Global Leadership Summit | Condoleezza Rice – No Higher Honor

(live blogging notes) How different is it to be in government, vs. out of government? The first shock is 9/11. After 9/11, your concept of security changes forever. The second is the economic crisis that changes your concept of economic

Global Leadership Summit | Condoleezza Rice – No Higher Honor

(live blogging notes) How different is it to be in government, vs. out of government? The first shock is 9/11. After 9/11, your concept of security changes forever. The second is the economic crisis that changes your concept of economic

Global Leadership Summit | Bill Hybels – The Privilege of Leadership

(live blogging notes) Luke 8: sower, seed, rocky, thorny, good soil… Continue to spread the seed, even though it may not germinate, grow, or be fruitful. Consider the “math” of this parable. Jesus chooses a 75% “seed-rejection” ratio in this

Global Leadership Summit | Bill Hybels – The Privilege of Leadership

(live blogging notes) Luke 8: sower, seed, rocky, thorny, good soil… Continue to spread the seed, even though it may not germinate, grow, or be fruitful. Consider the “math” of this parable. Jesus chooses a 75% “seed-rejection” ratio in this

Launch | Notes & Review

Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas. Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch. Regal, 2006. (223 pages) http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/, http://www.nyjourney.com/ Introduction Your call to start a church is the most critical factor to the church’s success. Don’t be afraid to raise funds

Launch | Notes & Review

Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas. Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch. Regal, 2006. (223 pages) http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/, http://www.nyjourney.com/ Introduction Your call to start a church is the most critical factor to the church’s success. Don’t be afraid to raise funds

A Leader’s Legacy | Notes

Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner. A Leader’s Legacy. Wiley, 2006. (202 pages) Introduction …leadership is everyone’s business. (3) None of us are the sole inhabitants of our organizations or our communities — we do not live alone. …The legacy perspective

A Leader’s Legacy | Notes

Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner. A Leader’s Legacy. Wiley, 2006. (202 pages) Introduction …leadership is everyone’s business. (3) None of us are the sole inhabitants of our organizations or our communities — we do not live alone. …The legacy perspective

Love Works | Notes & Review

Joel Manby. Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders. Zondervan, 2012. (195 pages) 1. A Hard Day’s Night LEADING WITH LOVE. Inside I longed for a better way — a way to unite who I was as a business

Love Works | Notes & Review

Joel Manby. Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders. Zondervan, 2012. (195 pages) 1. A Hard Day’s Night LEADING WITH LOVE. Inside I longed for a better way — a way to unite who I was as a business

Project Oxygen | Google’s 8-point Plan to Help Managers Improve

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/business/13hire.html Eight Good Behaviors 1. Be a good coach Provide specific, constructive feedback, balancing the negative and the positive. Have regular one-on-ones, presenting solutions to problems tailored to your employees’ specific strengths. 2. Empower your team and don’t micromanage Balance

Project Oxygen | Google’s 8-point Plan to Help Managers Improve

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/business/13hire.html Eight Good Behaviors 1. Be a good coach Provide specific, constructive feedback, balancing the negative and the positive. Have regular one-on-ones, presenting solutions to problems tailored to your employees’ specific strengths. 2. Empower your team and don’t micromanage Balance

The Advantage | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything in Business. Jossey-Bass, 2012. (216 pages) Introduction Jim Collins once told me, qualitative field research is just as reliable as the quantitative kind, as long as clients and readers attest to

The Advantage | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything in Business. Jossey-Bass, 2012. (216 pages) Introduction Jim Collins once told me, qualitative field research is just as reliable as the quantitative kind, as long as clients and readers attest to

Ten Most Common Mistakes Made By New Church Starts | Notes

Jim Griffith & Bill Easum. Ten Most Common Mistakes Made By New Church Starts. Chalice Press, 2008. (122 pages) 1 Neglecting the Great Commandment in Pursuit of the Great Commission Church planting is a spiritual enterprise that can only be

Ten Most Common Mistakes Made By New Church Starts | Notes

Jim Griffith & Bill Easum. Ten Most Common Mistakes Made By New Church Starts. Chalice Press, 2008. (122 pages) 1 Neglecting the Great Commandment in Pursuit of the Great Commission Church planting is a spiritual enterprise that can only be

Onward | Review & Notes

Howard Schultz, with Joanne Gordon. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul. Rodale, 2011. (350 pages) http://www.starbucks.com/onward — VIA — Lessons abstracted are ethereal and often lost. Lessons in stories are vivid, palpable, moving, and memorable.

Onward | Review & Notes

Howard Schultz, with Joanne Gordon. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul. Rodale, 2011. (350 pages) http://www.starbucks.com/onward — VIA — Lessons abstracted are ethereal and often lost. Lessons in stories are vivid, palpable, moving, and memorable.

Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs | Notes & Review

Eric Yaverbaum. Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs: 100 Top Executives Reveal the Management Strategies that Made Their Companies Great. Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2004. (275 pages) 1. Gene A. Abbott: A good leader makes sure he is surrounded

Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs | Notes & Review

Eric Yaverbaum. Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs: 100 Top Executives Reveal the Management Strategies that Made Their Companies Great. Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2004. (275 pages) 1. Gene A. Abbott: A good leader makes sure he is surrounded

Humilitas | Notes

John Dickson. Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership. Zondervan, 2011. (196 pages) INTRODUCTION | Humility and How I Achieved It CHAPTER 1 | Thesis: What Is Humility and Why Does It Matter? Learning history (and especially learning

Humilitas | Notes

John Dickson. Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership. Zondervan, 2011. (196 pages) INTRODUCTION | Humility and How I Achieved It CHAPTER 1 | Thesis: What Is Humility and Why Does It Matter? Learning history (and especially learning

How to Start the Big Project You’ve Been Putting Off

11:30 AM Thursday February 9, 2012 My highlights from the recent article in HBR: http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/02/how-to-start-the-big-project-y.html … Doing something big and important is rarely as simple as just getting it done. Often we don’t know how to start and, even when

How to Start the Big Project You’ve Been Putting Off

11:30 AM Thursday February 9, 2012 My highlights from the recent article in HBR: http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/02/how-to-start-the-big-project-y.html … Doing something big and important is rarely as simple as just getting it done. Often we don’t know how to start and, even when

TEDx | Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

I want to start just by asking everyone in the audience a question. How many of you are completely comfortable calling yourselves a leader? See, I’ve asked that question all the way across the country, and everywhere I ask it,

TEDx | Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

I want to start just by asking everyone in the audience a question. How many of you are completely comfortable calling yourselves a leader? See, I’ve asked that question all the way across the country, and everywhere I ask it,

TED | Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks

The most powerful device known to man: an idea. A single idea from the human mind; it can start a groundswell, a flashpoint for a movement, and it can rewrite the future. But, an idea is powerless if it stays

TED | Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks

The most powerful device known to man: an idea. A single idea from the human mind; it can start a groundswell, a flashpoint for a movement, and it can rewrite the future. But, an idea is powerless if it stays

Leadership Gold | Notes & Review

John Maxwell. Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading. Thomas Nelson, 2008. (256) Searching for Gold …everything rises and falls on leadership. (vii) …please understand that… 1. I’m still learning about leadership. 2. Many people have contributed

Leadership Gold | Notes & Review

John Maxwell. Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading. Thomas Nelson, 2008. (256) Searching for Gold …everything rises and falls on leadership. (vii) …please understand that… 1. I’m still learning about leadership. 2. Many people have contributed

Leading At The Edge | Notes & Review

Dennis N.T. Perkins. Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition. AMACOM, 2000. (268 pages) This path has led me to believe that the essence of leadership can be found in this ultimate crucible

Leading At The Edge | Notes & Review

Dennis N.T. Perkins. Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition. AMACOM, 2000. (268 pages) This path has led me to believe that the essence of leadership can be found in this ultimate crucible

The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture | Notes & Review

Shane Hipps. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church. Zondervan, 2005 (176 pages) …every innovation is an amputation as well as an extension. – Brian McLaren (from the Forward) INTRODUCTION This is not

The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture | Notes & Review

Shane Hipps. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church. Zondervan, 2005 (176 pages) …every innovation is an amputation as well as an extension. – Brian McLaren (from the Forward) INTRODUCTION This is not

The Effective Executive | Notes & Review

Peter Drucker. The Effective Executive. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. (167 pages) Forward by Jim Collins …replace the quest for success with the quest for contribution. The critical question is not, ‘How can you achieve?’ but ‘What can you contribute?’ (x) Drucker’s own

The Effective Executive | Notes & Review

Peter Drucker. The Effective Executive. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. (167 pages) Forward by Jim Collins …replace the quest for success with the quest for contribution. The critical question is not, ‘How can you achieve?’ but ‘What can you contribute?’ (x) Drucker’s own

Deep Church | Notes & Review

Jim Belcher. Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional. IVP, 2009. (233 pages) This book is written for those who are caught in between [emergent & traditional]. They are unhappy with the present state of the evangelical church

Deep Church | Notes & Review

Jim Belcher. Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional. IVP, 2009. (233 pages) This book is written for those who are caught in between [emergent & traditional]. They are unhappy with the present state of the evangelical church

Leadership Exemplified

During the Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, the following announcement was made: There are dozens of lessons to be learned here — transparency, integrity, honesty, communication, respect, trust, love, etc. Adam Hamilton wrote a thoughtful response in the Huffington Post,

Leadership Exemplified

During the Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, the following announcement was made: There are dozens of lessons to be learned here — transparency, integrity, honesty, communication, respect, trust, love, etc. Adam Hamilton wrote a thoughtful response in the Huffington Post,