This is a great article about moving from charismatic leadership to a leader who builds systems that last longer than himself or herself. I think all leaders need some kind of charisma, but if we’re just relying on that charisma to give the organization momentum, the movement won’t last beyond that one person. Leaders should … Continue reading Jim Collins – A leader as an Architect
There’s a lot of good stuff around the interwebs. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading lately… What you don’t do doesn’t matter: “Every day I think all kinds of nice things about people, and maybe 5% of them make the transition into something I actually do. Thinking about someone doesn’t help them. It’s only … Continue reading Linkage: Taking action, allowing others to be themselves, and Super Bowl bars
Blobfish: I’ve never seen a stranger looking creature. And! It’s! Real! Sometimes, good enough is good enough: “Sometimes, what we would label an 8, viewers might consider a 10. We’ll agonize, complain and spend our way towards those extra two points, but they aren’t going to make much of a difference. That energy and money … Continue reading Around the interwebs: blobfish, good enough, and church
It’s easy for Christians to struggle with this idea of “sacred” vs. “secular.” You’ve seen it. It’s the whole idea that “Christian” music is good, while “non-Christian” music is bad. Or that a “pastor” is more holy than a postal worker. Neil Cole has been doing a series of posts about this false division. I … Continue reading Who has the power?
The periodic table of awesoments. Things included that are awesome: Batman, explosion, jet pack, and ninja. I agree. [HT: Joshua Blankenship] Continue reading A comprehensive list of awesomeness
If I had my way, I’d blow most of my money on music. But even on iTunes, it can add up. So I’m excited about this… Amazon is having a sale from now until Monday (I think). Their 50 top selling albums are $5 each in the MP3 store. Can’t beat that! Continue reading Great albums for cheap
Here’s a thesaurus that only suggests shorter words. Simple wins :). [via daring fireball] Continue reading Because big words impress no one.