Friday’s List | March 10

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fridays-listEvery 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:

Amazon’s Leadership Principles This is a very interesting page in the Amazon’s Jobs section of their site. Even a quick look will reward and probably prompt a more thorough examination. Should provoke some great discussion about your organization’s values and behaviors as well. HT Tim Ferriss.

5 Questions for a Better Discipleship Path – Defining a Simple, Effective Discipleship Process (Part 2) by Gabe Kolstad via An excellent followup to last weeks Part 1.

Want To Be More Creative? Start Acting Like Children by Phil Cooke. Excellent!

The Two Fictional Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves by Brandon A. Cox. Definitely a must follow and a must-read article.

10 Questions About Future Church Attendance No One Really Knows How To Answer by Carey Nieuwhof. Excellent! Carey notes that “the future isn’t pioneered by the clarity of the answers nearly as much as it by the quality of the questions.” There are some great questions in this article.

Where’s the Staffing Gap on Your Team? by Tony Morgan. This post has a great diagram that makes it easy to see the staffing gap.

5 Reasons Why Your Small Group Leaders Just Quit by Chris Surratt (via Great read. Very important.

Leading Someone Who Dislikes You by Dan Reiland. Excellent understanding.

Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck. Technically…I’m re-reading this book. Very strong and helpful. You can read my review right here.

Here’s what I’m listening to:


Marie Forleo—The Value of Investing in Yourself on the EntreLeadership Podcast. Forleo is a marketing expert and innovator.

Deep Work with Cal Newport on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. You may have noticed I often listen to the same guest on multiple podcasts. Yes, that is my pattern. You can learn a lot by listening to the right people. If you listen to a variety of interviewers, you’ll pick up nuances that you will miss if you only listen to one interviewer.

Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track – and Keeping It There by Les McKeown. I’m testing out Audible for absorbing an additional book every month.

Quote I’m wrestling with:

“To reach people no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing.” Craig Groeschel

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:

Still Time to Grab the Insider Discount for GroupLife Southwest! Yes, there is still time but only until midnight TONIGHT!


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