Let go. Learn as we go. Keep going. Facing our sense of loss is the first step in being able to look to the future with clarity and hope. We must find a way to let go, learn as we go, and keep going…no matter what. This ability is adaptive
Loss hurts. Tod Bolsinger writes this: When the world is different than we expect, we become disorientated. When the tried-and-true solutions to our problems don’t work, we get stuck. When we are faced with competing values that demand a decision which will inevitably lead to loss, we can get overwhelmed.
He was approaching the farthest boundary of the Louisiana Territory, the Continental Divide—the spine of the Rocky Mountains beyond which the rivers flow west. No American citizen had ever been there before. This he believed was the Northwest Passage: the goal of explorers for more than three centuries, the great
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This quote, often attributed to Peter Drucker, shines a light on our best approaches to problem-solving and adaptation processes. As many new pastors begin their relationship with a new congregation, a new strategy is the expectation. “The new pastor will have the strategy that will
What if you were told, “Unless you change your behavior, it will lead to your death?” You’d probably change, right? Well, maybe not. Based on research by Alan Deutschman, 9 out of 10 people wouldn’t change their behavior. Stop drinking or you will die. Stop smoking or you will die.
Faithful stewards and hopeful dreamers. We shouldn’t be one without the other. — To be faithful stewards of all that God has given, we recognize how far God has brought us. It does not take for granted the gifts, talents, blessings that God has placed within our community. It develops
Churches in our context are facing a problem. For Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky, fixing the problem isn’t the solution…oddly enough. Instead, “adapting to the changing environment or circumstances so that new possibilities arise for accurately seeing, understanding, and facing challenges with new actions” is the solution. Just like an
Don’t you love a good acronym? According to Bob Johansen of the Institute for the Future, our world has now become VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. In less than one generation, after centuries of stability and slow, incremental change, our world has become VUCA and will only become VUCA-er.
I grew up on Furr’s. Maybe you’re more of a Luby’s fan. I remember going to Furr’s with my parents and grandparents. There would always be a line. Eventually, it would be my turn to grab a tray. I would be sure to keep my fingers on the inside of
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