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
How about a pizza party, an ice cream party, a big yellow star on your forehead? Many leaders have experimented with the art of incentives and rewards — and many do so at their own peril.View Post
Home teaching — the holy grail of church programs. If the secret code could be broke, think of the problems it would fix. Because it is a great challenge for so many leaders, any time we can take another swing at solving it I think it is worth our time. Even though we are speaking in the context of home teaching everything in the following posts can be applied to visiting teaching as well.View Post home teaching, Improve home teaching, improve visiting teaching, lds leadership
6source If you walk in to a high school weight room you will find a room of kids determined to get “big guns” (biceps). They will focus hours doing various form of curls in order to build their biceps the size of watermelons. What they don’t realize is change in muscle mass happens when you work the entire body.
This is logical to many, but when dealing with addiction we have the same misconception as the high school kid. You work one muscle — personal willpower– and hope the addiction will crumble. If you want to see real change you have to work every angle.
The core of Change Anything is the 6-sources of influence.View Post bishops, counciling, pornography addiction
Why Brother Neveragain turns into Brother Relapse…
Bishop: So you are struggling with pornography addiction?
Brother Neveragain: Well, Bishop, it has happened a few times but believe me it won’t happen again. Nooooo way! I can’t believe I did such a thing when so much is at stake! From here on out it will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!View Post Change Anything Book, lds bishops, pornography addiction, willpower trap