Hi, I’m Kurt and I’m a recovering Dale Carnigie reader. Dale Carnegie’s methods have been around a long time and are imprinted deep in the minds of leaders.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
The tricky thing about changing home teaching results for the better is the fact that human beings are involved. This leads to tough conversations that most Elder’s Quorum Presidents would rather avoid. What if a large part of the problem resided not in the people but rather in the environment?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