I live in a very transient ward. Some month we get up to 30 new members moving in and roughly the same amount moving out; most of these we never see in church. It’s the nature of our ward and it has its pros and cons. This results in the fact that we have a […]View Post
Before I graduated college I had a variety of uncomfortable jobs. One of those jobs was selling compliance posters (the poster you see hanging in break rooms explaining federal and state laws like minimum wage). I would start my day with about 10 posters and knock businesses door-to-door until I convinced a business owner to buy. I […]View Post home teaching, leadership, speed of trust, trust
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
President Henry S. Truman had a small wooden sign on his desk that stated “THE BUCK STOPS HERE”. His desk displayed this sign throughout his administration. It’s a good motto — a motto all leaders should follow. Many interpret this motto not only as a reason to take responsibility of all things that happen in your jurisdiction […]View Post liz wiseman
Has someone you lead let you down? Broken a commitment? It’s time to sit them down and talk it out.View Post
On my mission I received a letter from my mother soon after I was made a district leader. She told me to never ask those I lead to do something that I am not WILLING to do. That is much different from her telling me to never ask those I lead to do something that I am ABLE to do.View Post daily thought, lds, leadership
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