TD Jakes: A Combustible Passion

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large, Willow Creek Summit | 0 comments

Why lead if you’re only cloning what someone else is doing? There’s no sense in leading to maintain. What you are doing better get you out of bed in the middle of the night, making you ask, “What am I going to do about all that?” Make sure the lamp is not out at your church, on your staff, in your team, in the eyes of the congregation. Anointed from the head, to the beard, to the skirts. From the Head to the leader to the staff to the people....

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Jack Welch: Exerpts from the Interview

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Economics, General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Pop Culture, Society at Large, Willow Creek Summit | 0 comments

Four big words: Authentictity, Candor, Differentiation, Energy. Authenticity means being comfortable in your own shoes. People see through a phony. They can count on the truth. Hiring filter. Energy or energize – you have to excite folks. You have to get them excited so that they will have the energy to follow you. Jack went to a university in Phoenix and spoke to 42 call-center folks for 10 hours. They connected on what the mission was. And he...

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Daniel Pink: What Motivates Us? Not What You Think!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Economics, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Methodism, Pop Culture, Society at Large, US Politics, Willow Creek Summit | 0 comments

Biological drives are part of what it is to be human. Hungry? Eat. Thirsty? Drink. Desire for intimacy or to recreate? Have sex. We’re more than a collection of biological drives. Secondary drives include reward and punishment drives. When you want folks to do things, you reward accordingly or punish accordingly. But we’re more than those drives too. We also do things because they are interesting, exciting, or helpful to the world. The past 50...

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TERRI KELLY: When Leaders Emerge The Story of W.L. Gore & Associates

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Economics, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Methodism, Pop Culture, Society at Large, US Politics, Willow Creek Summit | 0 comments

Exerpts from an interview with Terri. Values drive success. To be innovative, you have to create an environment of collaboration. The power of small teams comes from DuPont’s practice of problem solving. Gore settled in on the idea as the basis for the entire Gore corporation. New employees are acclimated to peer-based organization. Everyone understands that their job is to make everyone else successful. That’s a critical shift. People own...

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Jeff Manion: The Land Between

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large, Willow Creek Summit | 0 comments

What is the Land Between? Try this: I’m living with my parents “for now.” More to the point, check out the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt to the left in green, and Israel to the right – also green. The land between? The desert place. Think of the Exodus. Hundreds of thousands of people in the “brown space.” This is the Land Between. What grows here? Anything? Oh yes, but not food. So manna was provided – for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then, the next...

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Andy Stanley: The Upside of Tension

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Society at Large, US Politics, Willow Creek Summit | 0 comments

TENSION and PRESSURE allows a person to throw a baseball and accomplish things that people consider to be entertaining. Every organization has problems that shouldn’t be solved and tensions that shouldn’t be resolved. For example, you manage the tension between work and home. You don’t settle it. You don’t fix it. You manage it. Business and Industry Specific Examples should be parsed and put into terms that apply to us in the Church. Marketing...

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