"Next Generation Leader- Five Essentials Fro Those Who Shape The Future by Andy Stanley" Notes...
Pg.11- Leadership Principals that are ESSENTIAL for Next Generation Leaders:
Pg.17- The less you do, the more you accomplish. The less you do, the more you enable other to accomplish.
Pg.19- Only do what you can do.
Pg.21-Identify the areas in which you are most likely to add unique value to your organization--something no one else can match- the leverage that to the max.
Pg.22- Don’t strive to be a well- rounded leader. Instead, discover your zone and stay there. Then delegate everything else.
Pg.22- There is no need to become an expert in, or even to understand, every component of your organization.
Pg.23- There are things you are responsible for that you should keep your nose out of.
Pg.27- Great leaders work through other leaders who work through others.
Pg.28- Delegation means growth, both for individuals and for organizations.
Pg.35- 80% of productivity comes from 20% of time spent.
Core Competency Questions:
What do you do that is most effortless from your perspective but may seem like a daunting task to others?
In what arenas do people consider you the “go to” person?
What do you enjoy most about your current job?
What do you wish you could delegate?
What do you do that elicits the most praise and recognition from others?
What environments do you look forward to working in?
What environments do you avoid?
What kind of advice do people seek from you?
If you could focus more of your time and attention on one or two aspects of your job, what would it be?
Pg.44- Delegating is perhaps the single most powerful high-leveraging activity there is. There are people who love what you hate.
"TrueFaced by Bill Thrall" Notes...
Pg.24 – Unresolved sin is the underlying problem.
Pg.25 – Sin done to us will always ignite the nature of sine already in us.
Pg.29 – When we are unable or unwilling to deal with the guilt or hurt of sin done by us or to us, something erratic and destructive overruns our landscape.
Pg.33 – Our pretending may be fueled by a sincere desire to make God look good by having our act together.
Pg.43 – Our motives direct what we value and how we act. Our motives ultimately determine our actions.
Pg.45- A theology of more right, less wrong behavior creates an environment that gives people permission to wear dozens of disguises and masks. It triggers and complicates the chain reaction of unresolved sin.
Pg.47-We only please god and become godly when we trust God.
Pg.48- We think we are a match for sin…. that all we need to is to work harder and do more.
Pg.66- Sin will not be managed.
Pg.72- We see one another as saints who sin rather than as sinners who are saved. This allows us to stand with each other in the reality of sin.
Pg.74- God carefully designed his “influence system” so that we would have to influence far more out of who we are than what we do.
Pg.84- Receiving love comes before giving love.
Pg.85- We tend to see our needs as weaknesses…our weaknesses are actually the attitudes and behaviors that emerge because of the unresolved sin in us.
Pg.90- The degree to which we let others love us is the degree which we can be loved me no matter how much love they have for us.
Pg.100- The intention not to sin is not the same as the power not to sin.
Pg.104- In the repentance process, you have to have the hope that the sin can be defeated.
Pg.105- Child like trust pleases God.
Pg.120 Forgiveness – 1. Admit something happened.
2.Forgive the consequences of the act done against you.
3.Tell god what happened to you
4.Forgive the offender for your benefit
5.Fogive the offender when they repent, for your sake.
6.Distinguish between forgiving and trusting your offender.
7.Seek reconciliation, not just conflict resolution
Pg.131- Life in the room of grace teaches us to wait for exaltation rather than to pursue a position or power.
Pg.135- We believe who God says we are and that he has made us exactly who he wants us to be. We are not trying to change into another person.
Pg.135- We trust, wait on God, rest on God’s promises, grow in health and authentic relationships so we will mature toward the day of God’s releasing us into our destiny.
*One of the greatest things we can offer another person is a place to fail.*
Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya
Running Lean is a systematic process for iterating from Plan A to a plan that works, before running out of resources.
Stage 1 - Problem/Solution Fit
Stage 2 - Product/Market Fit
Stage 3 - Scale
Key Question: Do I have a problem worth solving?
The first stage is about determining whether you have a problem worth solving before investing months or years of effort into building a solution. While ideas are cheap, acting on them is quite expensive.
A problem worth solving boils down to 3 key questions:
Stage 2: Have I built something people want? & Stage 3: How do I accelerate growth?
Distinguish between customers and users. Customers pay you for your product, users do not.
Instant Clarity Headline = End Result Customer Wants + Specific Period of Time + Address The Objections
Exp: “Hot fresh pizza delivered to your door in 30 minutes or its free.”
How To Really Love Your Child by D. Ross Campbell, M.D.
Pg.13- As parents become more physically, emotionally and spiritually drained, it becomes increasingly difficult to nurture a child. A child is the most needy person in our society, and the greatest need is love.
Pg.21- The most important relationship in the family is the marital relationship. Both the quality of the parent-child bond and the child’s security largely depend on the quality of the marital bond.
Pg.24- A husband must take the responsibility of initiating love.
Pg.31- The foundation of a solid relationship with a child is unconditional love.
Pg.32- A child is asking “Do you love me” with their behavior. We give our answer to that question by our response.
Pg.34- Only if the emotional tank is full can a child be expected to be at his or her best or do his or her best.
Pg.35- Children reflect love, but they do not initiate love.
Pg.37- We can classify conveying love to a child into four areas: eye contact, physical contact, focused attention, and discipline.
Pg. 40- A child uses eye contact with parents – and others – to feed emotionally.
Pg.51- The more special memories a child has, the stronger they will be able to stand against adolescent turmoil.
Pg.56- We must convey our love to our children before teaching, guidance, example and discipline.
Pg.58-59 You will NEVER be able to fulfill all your obligations. We must control our time and determine our priorities.
Pg.60- Order of priorities- God, Spouse, Children
Pg.62- A child critically needs focused attention.
Pg.64- All children have the same needs even if they do not demand those needs.
Pg.78- We will be able to give more to our children if we keep ourselves emotionally and spiritually replenished. This gets back to setting priorities and planning towards goals.
Pg.90- In child rearing- discipline is training a child in mind and character to enable the child to become a self controlled, constructive member of society.
Pg.91-92- To give a child focused listening requires at least eye contact, with physical contact and focused attention if possible and appropriate.
Pg.102- A young child communicates primarily with behavior.
Pg.104- We should always begin with “What does this child need?”
Pg.106-If a child is genuinely remorseful for a wrong act, punishment would be harmful.
Pg.109- When a child is forgiven a misconduct, this does not mean he or she should not assume responsibility for its consequences.
Pg.110- Forgive a child who is genuinely sorry, remorseful, and repentant for misconduct.
Pg.112- Punishment without a firm foundation of unconditional love and loving discipline (training) cannot help but create a poor relationship between parents and children.
Pg.114- Your child’s future happiness and welfare are heavily dependent on how you use your parent authority. How you use your parental authority will determine how he or she respects and responds to authority in the future.
Pg. 118- Children are sensitively aware of fairness and consistency.
Pg.138- If parents want to help children spiritually, they must care for them first emotionally.