Donating blood to the American Red Cross can be an inherently rewarding activity. You know you’ve broadly done a good thing. You’ve helped someone. But look what happens a few weeks after you donate: What a surprising, unexpected follow up! It’s another chance for relationship and a reason to remind people to sign up to … Continue reading Closing the loop
I just read notes from a session with Chris Seay over on the Collide blog. He’s talking about the power of story – preaching the bigger narrative, asking questions, leaving mystery. There’s something big here for people who communicate and teach. I love this. I see it. I want it. But can I be honest? … Continue reading Preaching and the mystery box
“The successful company is not the one with the most brains, but the most brains acting in concert.” – Peter Drucker The success of a team depends on unity and common direction. And that unity and common direction comes from intentional communication, building relationships, listening, sharing stories, and spending time together. It’s not easy work, … Continue reading Teamwork means unity (or, boats don’t get anywhere if you’re paddling in 12 different directions)
I love it when leaders embrace communication and new technology. It’s so important to communicate regularly with people, and it’s time to look at how we communicate (is television the only way a President can address a nation?). So along with weekly addresses that will be distributed online (and other places), Obama’s team also has … Continue reading Communication (and the President-elect)
I’m amazed at how much thought goes in to things we take for granted… Continue reading Preparation makes all the difference
NewSpring Church just launched their redesigned website (complete with a redesigned identity – logo, etc.). Love the design. It’s clean, visually interesting, modern, and easy to navigate. All of the text is well written and concise. Look around! It’s good stuff… Continue reading Simple wins online, too.
Here’s a thesaurus that only suggests shorter words. Simple wins :). [via daring fireball] Continue reading Because big words impress no one.