The topics covered how/why I became a Christian, how I ended up being a pastor, and even the ancient languages of scripture! Even though I was a bit nervous, it was fun!
Leadership is weird. On one hand, being a strategic part of proactive and effective organizational transformation and change is exciting and invigorating. But on the other hand, being a part of such change can also be exhausting and draining. Sometimes it is one, and sometimes it is the other. And there are times when it is both. Right now, I am
Think of a time when you celebrated someone else’s achievement. Maybe it involved your favourite sports team (the winning goal in the Stanley Cup). Maybe it was your child (straight A’s). Or perhaps it was about someone whom you have never met, but their actions have shaped your thinking, experience, and way of life (military and political freedom).
With that idea of celebration and commemoration in your mind, multiply both the number of people involved and the intensity of emotion and devotion, and you will end up with an experience something like the annual Islamic
Have you ever used the Vanishing Options Test when you or your leadership team have needed to discover new options for an opportunity or problem you are facing? It is a valuable tool to use.
I met with our lead team this last week to talk about our church’s growth and how to best respond to it; we entered the meeting thinking we had one good option, and twenty minutes later we had twelve possible options! All from simply changing our thought processes and how we “looked” for solutions! That sounds like a good use of time to me.
Have you used the Vanishing Options Test before? If so, how did it work for you? If you don’t know what it is, let me know in the comment section below (Facebook, Google+ or this site).
On September 10, 2013, the Quebec government unveiled a proposed Charter of Values, to further their quest for a “neutral state”. As expected, unbridled controversy has sprung up throughout Canada, as people and leaders of all backgrounds respond to statements contained within the proposed Charter. I have looked through the Charter, and I have a few
What if … a group of diverse community influencers gathered together to share their leadership challenges, and worked together to identify innovative and sustainable next steps for each other’s roadblocks and opportunities?
What if … this small group built meaningful relationships over time, and fostered authenticity and trust that resulted in life and leadership transformation?
What if … this model of mutual mentoring was replicable and scalable throughout the community?
What if … this idea could be turned into reality?
Well, I have good news – this model of Mutual Mentoring
Further to my previous posting about my conference presentation called “A Cloud is Rising: Exploring E-learning as an Effective Medium for Spiritual Transformation“, I have made the presentation file available. Click on the link below to download the pdf:
Let me know what you think!
We were on a family camping trip this last weekend, and I experienced an unexpected leadership lesson. I noticed it after it happened, of course, as I am seldom smart enough to see it at the time! Sigh.
The leadership principle unfolded as my youngest daughter and I
Let me inject some spiritual perspective into this series about leadership lessons that I have learned. A number of years ago as I was working on my doctoral dissertation, I was exploring the last few words of the Torah (or Pentateuch) and its final description of the great leader Moses.
I noticed that the passage itself was actually the epithet of Moses – the final assessment of
Raise your hand if you have ever attended a pointless meeting. We’ve all been in meetings where the most excitement was when the notification light on your phone lit up. Even if the message was a reminder to pick up milk on the way home, it was still more meaningful than whatever it was that the person leading the meeting was talking about!
Now, raise your hand if you have ever