Saturday Rundown #19

Let me be vulnerable...this year has been tough on me physically. Walking pneumonia to start off 2019. The flu at the beginning of March. As of writing this, I am on the backside of battling shingles for the first time. As shooting pains were recently occurring due to shingles, with tears in my eyes, I asked God to take away the pain followed up with why all the sickness. I even started new vitamins and a pro-biotic in January I thought would be so helpful. While praying, God gently nudged me to change my prayer from why the sicknesses and instead invited me to ask if he would just walk with me and show me what relying on him looks and feels like. Maybe you understand. Just a thought...sometimes God wants us to lean into the pain and learn instead of begging him to remove whatever it is that feels too big. After all, his shoulders are a lot stronger to carry any weight than mine ever will be. He knows what you and I need.

Dealing with Condescending Colleagues

You are destined to experience someone speaking down to you. What should you do? Understand what motivates condescension and some strategies to combat it.

Appreciation at Work / 4 minutes

No Points for Busy

Being busy is what most people celebrate about themselves and want that same reaction from others. What should you get points for from others?

Seth Godin / 1 minute

Control Freaks Rarely Lead Big Organizations

If you are a control freak, you will be the limiting factor for your organization. Here are some practical insights that can help you not control everything, which will result in leading nothing significant.

Preach It Teach It / 6 minutes

Why It's My Pleasure to Work at Chick-fil-A

Listen to a young adult share why everyone should work at Chick-fil-A. Some of her reasons might surprise and inspire you.

Odyssey / 3 minutes

Why Nothing Has Changed in Your Organization

Every leader wants to lead progress. Every team member wants progress. Some leaders choose to continue doing the same things and get the same results. Insanity, right? What do you do when everything stalls out? 

LinkedIn / 2 minutes

Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

There are some moments in our lives that we will remember for decades. Why? There are other moments we will not remember. Why? Not all moments are created equal. Believe it or not, remarkable moments share a few characteristics.

Fast Company / 10 minutes

3 Ways to Silence Your Ego

Ego is the enemy. Simply put, ego is the unhealthy belief in your own importance. It moves from concern to obsession and from confidence to arrogance. How do you avoid the disease of yourself?

YouTube / 8 minutes

How Most People Want to be Shown Appreciation 

Whether a staff member or a volunteer, each person wants to feel appreciated. There is no surprise to learn from this research that not everyone feels appreciated in the same way. 

Appreciation at Work / 2 minutes

One-Sentence Wisdom

"We feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they're not."
~ Tania Luna & LeeAnn Renninger, Authors

Bonus

Having crucial conversations is essential to any leadership role. Are you in need of sharper tools when the stakes are high? Here is an eight-page book summary that can get you started without reading the entire book. Great to use for teams!

University of Colorado

Jason Young