Great post! All true, but #5 really stood out to me. Thanks, Ron.
Great post! Thanks for the challenge to discover new ways to grow myself and be stretched. A good indication for me to renew my development plans is when I get comfortable in my current situation and even start to feel a bit bored. Although it feels safe for a while to stay comfy, it's never a good idea both personally and professionally. I'm looking forward to tomorrows post on writing a plan! I think it would be a great exercise for me to do and probably would lesson the fear that comes with change :)
I would love a copy of this book because, simply put, I'm OVERWHELMED! And not because there is an excess of work to be done but because it seems the same processes I used to restructure and transform my department are no longer productive now that we've stabilized. I need some inspiration to refocus on staying ahead of the game vs. rebuilding it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
Michelle McKinney Hammond has been an influential author for me with her humor and casual, but realistic, discussions on living as a Christian single. She doesn't tip-toe around her topics, and keeps me laughing when I get discouraged. Craig Groeschel is another author that has recently been a favorite of mine. Again, his casual conversation-style writing keeps me engaged and smiling as if I was sitting in his living room.
So far I've only read "Father Fiction" by Don Miller along with following his blog, but would love to read more of his work. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
If money, time or other restrictions were not an issue, I would conduct the symphony. Although, there would probably be more satisfaction in teaching young students how to play individually and in an ensemble - like being a band director. I love music and find extreme joy in creating, teaching, participating, and experiencing finished works of music. I occasionally get a taste of this doing music ministry at my church, but the closest thing to music at my day job is listening to the telephone ring.
I'm quite sure I've never met Andy Andrews before, but in reading this post I feel as if he knows me all too well. I think that asking for forgiveness is the easy part of the transaction, so to speak. It's the responsibility we have in completing forgiveness that keeps coming back around, regardless of whether we are the forgiver or forgivee.
As a leader in education I can recall past mistakes that still seem to 'pop-up' and interfere with strategic and future planning. The area I see most affected by not forgiving myself has got to be communication.
I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity.
Great interview. I love the question about the "most different job" and it sounds like Brad's ranch experience was a pretty good one. Unfortunately, I won't be at Catalyst, but would love the DVD set. @sbordewyk
Thank you for honoring our military families and caring so deeply for them in your community. My son currently serve in the US Air Force and I couldn't be more proud. Happy Memorial Day!
@sbordewyk Would love a copy of your devotional. I always glean something new from My Utmost for His Highest, but have been reading through the Bible this year. I'm using The MacArthur Daily Bible w/ notes and typically do my reading in the evening when I am less distracted.
I am a visual planner and sometimes it's hard for me to get an idea out there without first thinking it through all the way. I love fast-paced brainstorming sessions, but usually am the person sitting back and analyzing whether the pieces all fit together, and more importantly, support the goals and mission of our organization.
Chad's response about misconceptions of his leadership position struck a familiar note. When it "appears" to some that I haven't been interested or paying attention, I try to first give a synopsis of the ideas that have already been expressed before offering my own. It helps me to complete my own thought process and shows the others that I really was listening.
Communication can get so messed up in this sinful world :(
Chad, thanks for sharing!