Friday’s List: October 28
I’ve been meaning to do this for quite awhile. I’m asked for recommendations all the time. I’ll be posting a short list every Friday.
Here are the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:
Here’s what I’m reading right now:
Steve Jobs on communicating your core values ow.ly/PM1u305qkDm by Garr Reynolds. Garr’s blog, Presentation Zen has been on my Design feed for years. If you’re interested in design in the way I talk about it (i.e., your ministry is perfectly designed…), you’d be wise to subscribe to this blog.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney. If you were at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit, you heard McChesney. If you weren’t, you can read a good summary of his talk over at TonyMorganLive. Bottom line, if execution is part of your role, you need to read this book.
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Marcus Buckingham on Capitalizing on Your Personal Strengths. This is a great episode over at the EntreLeadership Podcast. Marcus is the author of a number of books including Now, Discover Your Strengths and Standout 2.0 (which are mentioned on this podcast).
Take Courage by Kristene DiMarco from Bethel. I saw this video on Church Music You Need to Know About by Greg Atkinson back in August. The whole list was great. This was my favorite and still on my playlist months later. Be patient, listen well. Give it a few minutes. Take Courage builds to an awesome anthem at about 4 minutes.
Quote I’m wrestling with:
“Nothing is more counterintuitive for a leader than saying no to a good idea, and nothing is a bigger destroyer of focus than always saying yes.” Chris McChesney The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
My own post I hope you’re reading:
7 Signs You May Have the Wrong Small Group Ministry System. It turns out there are some important signs that there is something wrong with your small group system. Might have worked fine previously. Actually, might have never really fired on all cylinders. Might have even been running rough for quite a while.
Doesn’t have to. You can do something about it, you know.