Every Friday I post a short list of the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:
Here’s what I’m reading right now:
January Is the Perfect Time to Add More Groups by Rick Warren.
7 Practices for Great Staff Chemistry by Dan Reiland.
Beyond the E-Myth: The Evolution of an Enterprise: From a company of 1 to a company of 1000 by Michael E. Gerber. When you listen to Rick Warren or Andy Stanley, they will tell you about the role Michael Gerber’s E-Myth played in their organizational thinking. This is Gerber’s latest version (and it’s on sale for $1.99 in the Kindle!).
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Dave Evans on the Catalyst Podcast: Design Your Life. This might have been the best thing I’ve listened to this month.
Craig Groeschel on Creating an Empowering Culture. Always very good, this one was excellent.
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Performance by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. I’m testing out Audible for absorbing an additional book every month.
Steve Gladen on the Small Group Network Podcast: Three Seasons of Ministry: What I Wish I Had Known Pt 1
Creating World Class Service by Horst Schulze on the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast.
How To Simplify Your Life And Focus On What Produces Exponential Results by Greg McKeown on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast.
Quote I’m wrestling with:
“Your first job as a leader or a change agent, is to convince your colleagues (and maybe even yourselves) that playing it safe may be the riskiest course of all. Change begins to happen when people finally conclude that the risk of trying something new is less than the cost of what’s worked in the past.” Bill Taylor
App I’m using:
I’m committed this year to increasing my effectiveness. Nozbe is a leading productivity app. First heard about it from Michael Hyatt. It’s already making a big difference.
My own post I hope you’re reading:
7 Things You Might Be Missing about Unconnected People: If you want to connect unconnected people, this is an important understanding.