We’ve been talking about leading with questions. You can read the first two posts here and here. Today we’re going to talk about what this looks like in a work setting. I work in an organization that has a great culture towards professional coaching. This isn’t just something that we say, it’s implemented on a ground level. The best example I have to give you a picture of this is Continue reading “Leading with Questions – In Work”
Last week we talked about the need to lead with questions. You can read that here. Have you ever had one of those conversations that changes everything? How did it go? Were you expecting that? I know the conversations that were most impactful to me were Continue reading “Leading with Questions – In Church”
Over years of leading others, I’ve found it’s helpful to have a list of questions that are always asked in a given situation. In both coaching and mentoring contexts I have a specific Continue reading “Leading with Questions”
It was an amazing cake
I still remember it years later. This had to have happened between 15 – 20 years ago. This cake was great. It actually pushed me to ask the lady who’d ordered it where she went. (Some artisan cake shop? Some big name bakery?) Her response surprised me…. Continue reading “Best cake maker ever”
10000 hours. That’s the common knowledge rule on the amount of time it takes to develop expertise. This was a thought developed by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers. Now that’s 10000 hours to World Class, Olympic Grade, Nobel Prize type expertise. Now…to get to competency. To get to competency is a different Continue reading “Developing Expertise”
It’s important to be able to gauge seasons and have clarity on which season you’re in as a leader. Otherwise Continue reading “Transitions and Time”
Last year I went with a few guys to a Hackathon called Code For the Kingdom. You can read about it here. The next event in Austin is happening this weekend. This is a great opportunity if you’re in the Central Texas area and you have any experience with development, graphic design, business, movie, and game creation. Come by and participate.
Register today and join us at the 2014 Austin Create for the Kingdom Hackathon
12 Reasons you should participate in Code For The Kingdom
Transitions are always interesting.
I’ve learned from writing here that, as time passes we are moved from one place to another. I see it in my writing. As I look at what I’ve written about over time, I see where I’m moving. Blogging is Continue reading “Transitions”
Sometimes there are things that are so culturally polarizing, they create such hatred and arguments, that you want to avoid it. In this season where our nation is so polarized I almost hate to broach the subject. I’m afraid of who I might alienate by the next statements on this post.
The Spurs are the best example of team I’ve ever found. I don’t just mean basketball, I mean the best team. Now I have to address all the Miami fans out there, then I’ll come back.
A friend of mine and I were talking about the Finals and he put it aptly: Continue reading “Team Wins”
I work for an organization that is values driven.
You may have some ideas of what that means already, so I’ll explain a bit to avoid any confusion. You see, we aren’t a not-for-profit organization. We’re a for profit business. “OK, so your’ value is making money?” No, not so much. I mean, we’re certainly profitable and we need to make money in order to keep doing what we do. While at the same, that’s not our highest value. “Values Driven” means Continue reading “Values – In Work”