A very, very helpful post on Leadership Freak by Dan Rockwell. Helping should be an innate aspect of life as a follower of Jesus. Rockwell observes that “The goal of helping is enabling, not more helping.” We should be helpers, and not ignore those in need, particularly those we have particular responsibility for. But before …

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Dan Rockwell extrapolates on the observation that he knows exactly the right way to make a taco to illustrate the distinction between procedures based on preference and those that need to be regulated in a particular way. Making a leader’s preferences into rigid regulations will strangle the organic life of a group. Read Dan Rockwell’s …

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Reading this post by Dan Rockwell provided a moment of clarity on the difference between feedback and instruction. Good feedback energises performance, it doesn’t discourage effort. In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed …

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Dan Rockwell reflects on this quote from the late George H.W. Bush: “I think history will point out some of the things I did wrong and perhaps some of the things we did right.” He notes that some who refer to the quote overlook Bush’s use of the pronouns ‘I’ and ‘We’, so even misquoting …

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