Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Art of Inviting Feedback

Can you imagine how your team and even your organization would change if you asked one simple question on a regular basis?  "If you were me, what would you do differently?"

The Art of Inviting Feedback
Yesterday I listened to the November and December episodes of The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast.  It's always good.  This two-part discussion about inviting feedback is exceptional.  If you are a leader, I strongly urge you to go and download and listen to these two episodes today.  Once you listen, share them.  Once you share them, put the simple principles into practice.  I have a real feeling this will be a game-changer.

Once you've done this, leave a comment and let me know how this is changing you as a leader and maybe even the culture of your church or organization.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What will 2014 look like?

For me, the recent history looks like this . . .
  • 2011 – A year of pain
  • 2012 – A year of discovery
  • 2013 – A year of recovery

So, what will 2014 be?  I’m calling it a year of building.  Building in the three core areas of my life: personal, professional and spiritual.  Without going into detail, some of my goals include:
  • Increasing my family’s base income
  • Losing a significant amount of weight and maintaining that
  • Building some new friendships, personally and for Sara and I, as a couple.
  • Develop a platform and begin doing life coaching for church leaders and Kingdom-minded business people.
  • Begin a new spiritual journey routine that will bring deep growth to my soul.

Of course there are much more specific versions of these with 90-day action plans attached.  But, the point is, I won’t look back twelve months from now and see a year of building in the rear-view mirror if I’m not setting goals attached to a plan right now.  Neither will you.

So, what are some of your goals and plans for 2014?  Don’t believe the lie that you’ve missed your chance because the New Year has already started.  You can do it!  I’d love to hear what you dream of in 2014.