Imagine if you sat on the board of directors for a large Fortune 500 company that needed to find a new CEO to improve the dismal progress of the company. You are not allowed to conduct any formal interviews. You can only choose from people that live in a specific geographical neighborhood (about 350 people). [...]View Post
I had the opportunity to sit down (through the internet) with Ron McMillan. He is a four-time New York Times best-selling co-author of Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and Change Anything. He knows his stuff when it comes to creating lasting change. The interview answers a lot of questions, including: How do you create lasting change in Elder Quorum [...]View Post Bishop, change anything, crucial conversations, Elder's Quorum, influencer, lds, lds bishops, relief society, Vitalsmarts
Let’s face it! The only people that are qualified to be bishop are those that have a PhD in human psychology, with a masters in Family Relations, and an MBA from Stanford for good measure. The type of problems and crises church leaders face are sometimes staggering. Thankfully, each bishop holds the priesthood, is blessed with [...]View Post lds bishops, lds leadership, permission marketing, relief society
Clayton Christensen is remarkable. He’s been punching out quite a few books over the last few years. Many of them business focused and not exactly “light reads”. He recently came out with a book titled How Will You Measure Your Life? This is a book focused on life and priorities. I highly recommend it and more post [...]View Post Elder's Quorum, hygiene factor, lds home teaching, lds visiting teaching
As I read this book I thought about the methods we use to fellowship others — the biggest one being home/visiting teaching. If we have a family or an individual on our list that is more introverted should we be approaching it differently than calling and demanding a time to come and visit in their home? Could the fact that someone wants to come into their home — their “happy place” — their sanctuary — be so over stimulating that they dread the experience? Maybe the introvert that is strongly encouraged to attend the ward party is so uncomfortable that the act of “felloshipping” is just the thing that drives them to inactivity.View Post extrovert, home teaching, introvert, visiting teaching
Has someone you lead let you down? Broken a commitment? It’s time to sit them down and talk it out.View Post
The meeting has past the three hour mark and the bishop and two counselors flip through the ward list for the tenth time hoping a name will jump off the page for a new assistant to the assistant primary teacher. Hopefully they will find that name soon because they have a list of three other callings that need to be filled.
If the bishopric doesn’t decide on people for callings than who will?View Post autonomy, callings, greg mckeown, liz wiseman, multipliers
MULTIPLIER: These leaders are genius makers and bring out the intelligence in others. They build collective, viral intelligence in organizations.
DIMINISHERS: These leaders are absorbed in their own intelligence, stifle others, and deplete the organization of crucial intelligence and capability
So which one are you?View Post