This is one tunnel that you must go through // BLOG
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Speak the truth in love… Eph 4. This is such an important principle that Paul expresses. I love what M. Scott Peck says, “God designed us to yearn for open, honest, authentic relationships…. But because we choose peacekeeping over truth-telling, we end up in ‘pseudocommunal’ relationships instead. “The only antidote to pseudocommuntity is chaos—I call it ‘the tunnel of chaos’—where … more

The key to a healthy organizational culture from Sinek and HBR // BLOG
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After lunch, I sat down and skim read Simon Sinek’s book, Leaders Eat Last, in a colleague’s office. I immediately ordered it. Simon’s key element is the idea of creating a circle of safety, something which I believe is the key element in healthy churches, small group dynamics, child rearing, and helping young people to develop a faith that lasts, … more

Holding a beach ball under water is exhausting … it’s just not worth it //BLOG
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Deep inside all of us are fears, insecurities, questions, wants, & longings that influence how we relate to others and fully engage life. They often remain buried in our subconscious coming to the surface only at seismic shifting life events. Some remain just under the public surface like a beach ball being held under the water, which is exhausting. Life … more

Vuja De… How powerful living a vuja de life would be // BLOG
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Imagine when “you’re in a situation that is very familiar, something you’ve seen or done countless times before, but you feel as if you’re experiencing something completely new. This is vuja de!” The irreverent George Carlin coined the above term to describe his observational practice to notice the mundane in a different way. How powerful living a vuja de life … more

How can we foster curiosity and imagination in those we teach? This will be fun! // BLOG
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“Let’s see what curiosity can do.” Watch this great commercial then ask, “How can I foster curiosity in those I teach or lead?” Have fun. Below are some curiosity generating questions that I ask. We can ask, What else? How did you do that? Great answer. What’s the next question? What haven’t we talked about? Why isn’t the wrong answer … more