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”
1. Google Chrome Launcher is tool that will allow you to open Chrome apps like Flowdock from your taskbar. (Think start menu for google apps)
a. It may install when you install Chrome
b. If it doesn’t
c. Open Chrome
d. Sign On from the Control Menu in Chrome
e. If you weren’t asked and it still isn’t installed, go https://chrome.google.com/webstore/launcher
f. If App Launcher isn’t an option from there, then go to StartAll Programs Google Chrome
g. Right click App Launcher from there and select pin to taskbar
h. If you still aren’t able to find it go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/launcher
i. It should install and allow you to pin it to the taskbar
I have a confession. Secretly…I’ve always been intrigued by the Chrome Book. There’s something about moving fully to the cloud. I’ve never pulled the trigger. Mainly, because I love my local storage. Probably comes from being born pre-90’s. The cool thing is, I don’t have to have the constant tug of war of what it would be like to move to a Chrome Book.
Because the combo of Google’s Genius and Windows 8 is amazing. Google was wise enough to create a “middle ground”. They have created an App Launcher (shown below) that if you install Chrome, you can utilize the same way you would launching an app on the Chrome Book.
That’s not all though!
There’s also an option to launch Chrome in Windows 8 mode, which gives you a full desktop version (start section shown below). Essentially it’s what you see when you start up your Chrome Book for the first time.
I plan to post setup instructions next week for those interested in using this type of feature. Until then, I’m interested to hear if anyone has made the switch to something like a Chrome Book or other cloud hosted device. Let me know how your experience has been.
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
My last post was about transitions. You can read it here. This last week I participated in my last event as a youth pastor. I took our kids to Austin to SWITCH Camp. It’s described as a little bit camp, a little bit conference, and a little bit mission trip. This is a reality. I’ll come back to that.
Let’s talk about values.
A while back I wrote on values, you can read that here. Our values listed are Love God. Love Each Other. Love Those Who Don’t Know Jesus.
Let’s talk about camps.
It’s a good mix of both. Also, it’s the only “summer camp” I’ve found where I can justify the cost. With the average cost of a camp being Continue reading “SWITCH – the best camp you haven’t heard of”