Friday’s List | November 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:

Sean Parker on Facebook’s Brain Hacking by Cal Newport on the Study Hacks blog.

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess by Ron Carucci on HBR. Great article and very applicable to many of us. HT @LeadNet.

5 Signs Your Insecurity Is Ruining The Future by Carey Nieuwhof. A great article to check your spirit agains.

7 Practical Indicators of Good Leadership Character by Dan Reiland. Very challenging and an essential read for leaders.

Is Execution Where Good Strategies Go to Die? by Mark Bonchek on HBR. Great article about the strategy-execution gap and how to close it. HT Todd Engstrom.

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan. This book was referred to several times in Designed to Lead by Geiger and Peck.

Here’s what I’m listening to:

Jocko Willink—The Discipline Advantage on the EntreLeadership Podcast. If you’ve ever heard Jocko Willink, you know this will be a good conversation. If not…you need to hear this one.

Uniquely Better – Part One by Andy Stanley on the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. As usual, as very sharp idea is the foundation for this talk.

3 Questions For Anticipatory Leaders by Craig Groeschel on the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. As you know, I love a good question and there are three great questions here. This one is worth listening to again. And again.

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek, David Mead and Peter Docker. This takes Sinek’s teaching in his first book and helps with application. Very powerful stuff!

All the Earth by The Belonging Co. So good! Wait until you hear Peace Be Still.

Quotes I’m wrestling with:

“The man who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The man who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

My own post I hope you’re reading:

3 Important Learnings from Bring Life (our 2017 fall campaign)

Whenever we do anything, we plan on the front end and evaluate on the back end. Here are three insights from our most recent church-wide campaign.


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