Archive for April, 2011

Resourceful Leadership

April 30, 2011 2 Comments
Resourceful Leadership

This short clip from the movie “We Were Soldiers” is one of the best examples of leadership I’ve found on film. I apologize for the film quality, but the lesson is valuable and worth your time. Here are my summary points from the film clip. Stop blaming people and teach them how to identify and [...]

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Why I Hate The City

April 28, 2011 31 Comments
Why I Hate The City

The City is a software platform designed specifically for churches. It functions as an intranet but it is clearly a Facebook clone. When you join The City at the church you attend, you are required to set up a profile (e.g. picture, about, groups, friends). My church started using The City this year, so per [...]

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Social Business Principles Present An Opportunity For Churches

April 27, 2011 14 Comments
Social Business Principles Present An Opportunity For Churches

Socialgrace View more presentations from Bret Simmons Today I have the great privilege of speaking to a group of leaders at Grace Church in Reno, Nevada. My message is simple: there is a tremendous opportunity to use the principles of good social business to do things I don’t see any other church currently doing. A [...]

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Don’t Be Compromised By Compromise

April 26, 2011 6 Comments
Don’t Be Compromised By Compromise

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary offers two main ways to think about compromise: 1. settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions 2. a concession to something derogatory or prejudicial <a compromise of principles> Reasonable people often disagree about “the right thing to do.” If you are never willing to compromise with [...]

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