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Teams

Gen Y at work

I’ve been reading Y-Size Your Business.  As much for the insight into the next generation as for insight on how to involve them in our mission.  It’s a pretty good, easy read.  Many of the principles presented are mix of good management practices applied to the specific nuances of gen Y and good parenting practices … Continue reading »

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Alignment

Over the last week I have been trying to sort out how the Connect team helps accomplish the overall mission at Grace: How does the Connect team fit in the big picture?  We know why the connect team exists (our mission) and we know why Grace exists (to make more and better disciples by helping … Continue reading »

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Connect team planning

Last Wednesday and Thursday we took a drive to the Cape.  We spent two days planning; looking at the current body of work we are already doing, the projects we already have going on and the things we want to improve on.  The body of work is huge.  We identified more work than we can … Continue reading »

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Creating a world class work environment

If you want to draw people to your mission there are a few things you can do to make your working environment attractive both to those you serve and those who serve with you: Choose your attitude. This is critical if you interact with anyone in any way (which we all do). If you are … Continue reading »

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The Importance of Fun

I was reading one of my favorite blogs today: Tim Stevens – LeadingSmart.com and I was reminded of a very important principle; fun is important.  I know play is important because it helps us be creative.  We – like children – learn the most and are most creative when we are playing; fully engaged in … Continue reading »

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