A little help from a friend…
I’m stumped and need a little help from my friends.
I’d like to do a weekly post on my blog about things I’m reading and new tools I’m using that may be helpful to you in doing your job or improving as a leader. There are examples of this here, here and here.
The problem: I need a catchy name for the posts. I’ve got nothing.
Can you help a brother out?
Today’s Topic: What Happens When You Fail?
Host: Greg Surratt
Co-Host: Shawn Wood
Guests: Dino Rizzo, Michael Lukaszewski
Ministry Hangout, May 14, 2014
- The Importance of Sharing Our Stories of Failure
- Surviving Failure
- How Accountability, Boundaries, and Safeguards Can Fail Us
- Deceiving Ourselves
- Steps Toward Restoration
- What Not to Do
- Recognizing God’s Love in the Midst of Our Pain
- Social Media’s Role and Impact
- What to Say to Your Followers
- Offering Words of Hope to Others
- Resources for Healing
I read an article recently about how to tell when your business needs a new leader. It opens with:
An entrepreneur should know when it is time to move on for the sake of his or her business. Entrepreneurs who have built a business from the ground up often have strong emotional ties to their companies. Too often though, emotions can get in the way of sound business decisions, and a leadership change may be in order.
The author listed four telltale signs:
I love the Jim Collins quote from Good To Great: “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” The problem: Where do you find great people?
Recently I was reading the story of Jesus confrontation with Zaccheaus in the New Testament and I noticed at least 10 principles that apply to all of us when choosing leaders to help us in our work.
The story behind the #worldstoughestjob video
I thought the video we used this weekend was one of the most clever ideas on conveying how tough a job that of a mom can really be. Apparently nearly 20 million people who have seen the viral video agree. What a huge win for the card company who made it.
You might be interested in the story behind the making of the video. You can see that here.
What I learned this week
Confession time: I was the kid who read the encyclopedias for fun while growing up. Can I get a witness?
Some of you are saying, “Encyclo-what?”
I’ve always enjoyed learning. Whether it’s researching the newest hobby, chasing the latest productivity app, or studying the history behind the New Testament, I love the thrill of discovery.
It’s follow thru that’s always been a challenge for me.
In honor of my mother, I’m going to repost something I wrote almost nine years ago on her birthday. I later included it in my book Ir-rev-rend. I still miss her.
She would have been 69 today. She was my age when we first heard the “c” word…”it happens to other families, not ours”, I remember thinking. She left us 14 years ago…I still feel more sadness than joy when I think about her…maybe that will change someday…maybe next year.
These are the slides that I use in a talk called “The Power of Limitations”
A one minute sermon
This pretty well sums it up in about a minute: http://youtu.be/WGnEuGwvXqU