Month: January 2014

Review: The Practical Drucker

I recently had the pleasure to read The Practical Drucker:  Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker, by William A. Cohen.  In this work, Cohen has taken some of the key nuggets of Peter Drucker’s insights and separated them into forty short vignettes or chapters.  No chapter is longer than eight pages, making this

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday, and so it means that it is time to share links to some of the things I have read and found interesting in the past week.  This week’s categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; Worship and Miscellaneous.  I hope you enjoy

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Inspired by the Presiding Bishop

“In baptism we have died the only death that matters, and that should make us very dangerous people.” – Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, The Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), 1/19/14 This past Sunday and Monday, Allison and I had the privilege to see and hear from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton for

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for the links to stories, articles, and other things I have found interesting and thought provoking.  This week’s topic categories are:  Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; Worship; and Miscellaneous. Enjoy! Church and Ministry Thought & Practice Let’s begin

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Some thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, the United States observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  In doing so, we remember and celebrate a leader, visionary, and one of the foremost people who authentically lived and understood what it really means (in its most difficult of ways) to love one’s neighbor. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of service,

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Appreciative Inquiry- my brief summary and thoughts about it

I have recently read two books about Appreciative Inquiry:  Appreciative Inquiry:  A Positive Revolution in Change by David L. Cooperrider & Diana Whitney; and The Power of Appreciative Inquiry:  A Practical Guide to Positive Change by Diana Whitney & Amanda Trosten-Bloom.  This post will not be a review of these books, but rather a brief summary of

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday.  That means its time to share a sampling of things I have read and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week.  This week’s topic categories are: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; and Worship.  I entrust these to you now for your reading

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