Friday’s List | December 8

fridays-listEvery Friday I post a short list of the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:

Here’s what I’m reading right now:

7 Ways Great Leaders Handle Their Mistakes by Carey Nieuwhof. Should be required reading for ALL leaders.

5 Grave Dangers For Any Local Church by Dan Reiland. This post will challenge you…I know it did me. Very helpful right now.

I’m Called and I Know My Purpose… Now What? by Brandon A. Cox. Some very good and inspiring thinking on this one.

4 More Biblical Practices that Businesses Embrace and Stuck Churches Avoid by Tony Morgan. Great insights! Always love this kind of thinking from Tony.

6 Questions To Maximize Your Leadership Energy by Dan Reiland. You know I love a great question. Here are 6!

REAL WORLD INNOVATION: IT’S A LOT LIKE SAUSAGE by Larry Osbourne on Outreach.com. Love Larry’s thinking! Read this one!

Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt. This is a great read! Don’t miss this one!

Here’s what I’m listening to:

Andy Cunningham—6 C’s of Positioning a Brand on the EntreLeadership Podcast. Right out of the gate, there are several real “ahas.” Also…a guest shot by Dave Ramsey on goal setting. Good stuff!

Dave Ferguson On The Future Of Church Growth And The Rapid Multiplication Of Church Leaders And Churches on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. Dave Ferguson is definitely one of the smartest people I know. This is a FANTASTIC  conversation!

Giving and Receiving Feedback, Part 1 by Craig Groeschel on the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. Important topic and so helpful!

Uniquely Better, Part 2 by Andy Stanley on the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. I loved part 1 last month, and part 2 is great! Don’t miss either one.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. Fascinating! I heard/read about this book from multiple VERY smart people. Glad I picked it up (on Audible).

All the Earth by The Belonging Co. So good! Wait until you hear Peace Be Still.

Quotes I’m wrestling with:

“He shaped how I came to view the world. It is hard enough to see what is already there, to remove the many impediments to a clear view of reality, but Steve’s gift was even greater: he saw clearly what was not there, what could be there, what had to be there. His mind was never a captive of reality. Quite the contrary He imagined what reality lacked, and he set out to remedy it. He had an epic sense of possibility.” Laurene Powell Jobs, quoted in Your Best Year Ever from Becoming Steve Jobs.

My own post I hope you’re reading:

Here’s What’s on My Ministry “To Do” List for 2018

Every year about this time I begin assembling my “to do” list for the next year. This year is no different. But…this may be the most ambitious list I’ve made in quite a while!

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