Thursday, November 30, 2017

29 Things They Learned at Catalyst

29 Things They (not me, follow the link) Learned at Catalyst

About Leading Through Change
  1. There are two times when people change: when they want to and when they have to.
  2. If you’re not ready to embrace change, you’re not ready to lead.
  3. People may go along with a ‘how,’ but they will give their lives for a ‘why.’
  4. Great leaders don’t ever cast blame. Great leaders take responsibility.
  5. Be bold. Tweaks never change the world.
  6. You cannot change what you are willing to tolerate.
About Systems
  1. If you ever find yourself saying ‘there aren’t enough hours in the day,’  you’re probably experiencing a breakdown in systems. 
  2. Weak systems make great people look bad. Strong systems make good people look great.
  3. Systems matter because they create behaviors. Behaviors become habits. Habits drive outcomes.
  4. Quality is never an accident. Consistency is never an accident.
  5. If you’re too busy to create the right systems, you’ll always be too busy.
About Developing Others
  1. We cannot look at people and see only what they are, we must look at them and see what they will be. As leaders, we have to help them become who they will be.
  2. If you take care of the depth of your devotion, God will take care of the breadth of your ministry.
  3. We have to unlock the greatness in others so they can become the people we know they can be.
  4. Say, “How do I want I feel at the end of my life?” and that will help you make decisions now.
  5. We’d much rather dismiss a generation than disciple a generation, and that must not be.
  6. Look at people as God does.
  7. Be a multiplier not a diminisher. Be the kind of leader that makes the people around you better.
About “Weeding” in Leadership
  1. Growing weeds is easy; growing wheat takes work. You can’t become a better leader without effort.
  2. Good leadership habits start small, grow slow, and sprout small. Do not despise small beginnings.
  3. The seed never looks like the harvest it contains.
  4. When others attempt to pull weeds from your life, do they get poked? Allow people to speak in to your life and help you weed out the negative elements.
  5. Original is only better when it’s better. Sometimes it’s better to copy than innovate.
About Anticipating in Leadership
  1. The difference between a good leader and a great leader is that a great leader learns to anticipate rather than react.
  2. The lifespan of your current structure is diminishing as we speak. If you aren’t changing, you are quickly falling behind.
  3. The greatest innovations are born out of limitations.
  4. Ask questions, but don’t gather information just to confirm your bias. Ask open-ended questions and absorb information.
  5. If you wait until you are 100% sure about something, you’ll be too late.
  6. The more confident you are that your prediction is right, the more likely you are wrong.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

20 Life and Leadership Lessons Learned From Reggie Joiner

1. God doesn’t use perfect pictures. He uses broken people.
2. God wants to tell the story of redemption and restoration in every family.
3. God’s story of redemption in a parent’s life gives a child a front row seat to the grace of God.
4. The environment you want to create is one where no matter how far people might stray they want to come back
5. People will never believe you love them if they feel you don’t like them
6. Your legacy matters most with the people closest to you
7. Nobody has more influence in the life of a child than a parent
8. A parent is not the only influence a child needs
9. Two combined influences have a greater impact than just two influences
10. 100 years from now, the only thing that will matter in the life of a child is their relationship with God
11. Every child needs another voice saying the same thing a loving parent would say.
12. People will not believe they are significant until you give them something significant to do
13. Fight for people not with them
14. Push others into the spotlight
15. Change isn’t an option
16. Strategic steps beat random programs
17. The problem with needs based ministry is there’s no end to human need
18. Your strategy ultimately determines the success of your ministry.
19. Teach Less For More
20. Focus on who you want to reach, not who you want to keep