Friday Stream of Consciousness – 83
Jun14

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 83

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: My brain works best with a lot of information flying at it. I’m not the kind of person who has great ideas sitting in the desert or on a beach with mind wandering. But, the shower–I’ve come up with some great ideas in there. And at sporting events. Most of the time–my mind is a blank slate–remaining blank. I know gobs of Apple fans. So, you would have...

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Don’t Be “Real” or “Serious”
Jan14

Don’t Be “Real” or “Serious”

One enemy of things creative, relevant, and breakthrough is they often come from those considered not to be “real” or “serious” at this or that. Seth Godin writes: As in, “that’s not a real football team, they don’t play in Division 1″ or “That stock isn’t traded on a real exchange” or “Your degree isn’t from a real school.” Real┬ácontains all sorts of...

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New Release – Breaking Through Imaginative Gridlock
Oct24

New Release – Breaking Through Imaginative Gridlock

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new leadership experience I’ve authored, Breaking Through Imaginative Gridlock: Asking Better/Different Questions to Get Breakthrough Ideas, in partnership with Leadership Network through the app Leadia. Leadia is a mobile app from Leadership Network that combines concise innovative ideas, dynamic embedded media, and integrated social networking. It includes nearly 10,000 words of...

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You Can See More Inside
Feb06

You Can See More Inside

We have fun watching someone who is an amazing hula-hooper. Have you ever wondered how they do it? From the outside, it seems like it’s just a matter of torso-rotation. If that’s it, why is it everyone can’t do it? Because it isn’t as easy as it looks. Ministry in our time is challenging, and one of our greatest available resources is the ability to learn from those who do ministry well. If one is inclined to...

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Three Cheers for Easter

I've posted here a picture of a creative Easter idea one church came up with this year. It's got it's pluses and minuses. But, it is creative. By the way, this isn't NCCC's. I was born and raised in Churches of Christ, which is to say I was born "Easter-challenged." My parents and the church I grew up in were far from legalists who thought Easter was a plot of Satan to get us all to worship the Easter...

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