Death by Meeting Book Study, Week 5

Death by Meeting Book Study, Week 5

So, what do we conclude about meetings? They’re critical, they’re painful, and they must happen in order to reap the rewards that make this time together a good thing. Here’s a recap of the model outlined by author Patrick Lencioni on how to have effective meetings that will lead to higher morale, faster and better decisions, and greater results. As you review these principles, think about how you’ll implement them into your meetings with leaders and volunteers in the upcoming weeks and... Read More
Smart Teaching: Understanding What a Brain Can't Ignore

Smart Teaching: Understanding What a Brain Can't Ignore

Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed words or auditory cues alone. In the last decade, we’ve discovered 90 percent of what we know to be true of our brains, but we still forget 90 percent of what we learn each day, usually within the hour that we learn in. How can that be? Because our teaching styles haven’t changed much, despite all... Read More
Why Should a Senior Pastor Attend Orange?

Why Should a Senior Pastor Attend Orange?

On many occasions I’ve said, “If you show me that you love my kids and have a passion to help them grow, then I will love you.” Now don’t read to deep into this. As a believer, I know I’m called to love everyone—and I do. However, when I see someone choosing—or better yet, volunteering—to intentionally pour into my kids, then my love for that person goes up astronomically. This is true with their teachers at school, their lacrosse coaches, their small group leaders or a neighbor who takes time... Read More
Talking Point

Talking Point

Did you know that the Disney Institute has a blog? They offer quick and easy tips and ideas centered around business perspectives, customer service, leadership and creativity. They also offer Twitter chats and leadership quotes via their Twitter feed. Check out today’s post: Successful Failures “Sometimes, great ideas just don’t work. At Disney, we consider these ‘successful failures.’ In other words, we use every opportunity as a learning opportunity.”... Read More
Death by Meeting Book Study, Week 4

Death by Meeting Book Study, Week 4

“It’s go time.” We’ve all had those moments, ready or not, when we need to move forward and take action on something that we’ve been preparing for. When it comes to making changes in our organizational behaviors, we can talk about it until we’re blue in the face but then, sooner or later, we need to put some action behind our words. This week, we’re taking a look at Part Five of the book, Death by Meeting. This section is entitled, “Resolution,” and gives readers a glimpse of what happens when... Read More