Ever had too much water to drink and can’t find a bathroom? Yup, we’re going there. Things can get pretty… uncomfortable. (And this blog post…
I used to dream about doors.
Seriously. Doors that close. Doors that block out sound. Doors that give the message of “Do not disturb because serious work is going on inside.” Doors that create an oasis of my candle smells and my personal playlists. Continue reading Monday is for Meetings: Co-Working without a Building
One of the pastors in my life is Scott Hagan. We spent 8 awesome years in Sacramento as part of the planting team and then on the staff at Real Life Church. Here’s something Scott shared with us in a staff meeting awhile back that I’ve kept handy as a good reminder now and again. Check Scott out Continue reading 10 Intangibles of Great Leaders
One of the the best things a leader can do is multiply himself via the lives and leadership of others. When you raise someone up, the entire idea is to RELEASE things into her hands, and allowing the student to now run her own race as a teacher. But too often we get this wrong and instead of passing a baton, we end up like Saul, who threw javelins at his successor (see 1 Samuel 19:10 for that crazy story).
Even if you’re not trying to kill somebody, it’s possible you’re hurling javelins instead of passing batons. Continue reading Mastering Leadership Hand-Offs: Batons vs Javelins
These guys are amazing. Seriously. I sat there on the beach, iPad in one hand, coffee in the other to have my reading day. I had a towel to sit on and a hoodie to keep me warm. They had wetsuits and boards, and were out there in the water surfing. There were men, women, and multiple generations in the water, but it was the steady stream of these older dudes that kept grabbing my attention. And then it hit me. I desperately want to be an old man surfer. Continue reading I want to be an old man surfer.
There were about 60 people, the entirety of our group, sitting in the room for an optional, early breakfast session. That alone tells you the…