Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)

 

The First Face of Your Church is Found in the Parking Lot

(via @thebryanrose, @robertvadams) I almost rose to my feet in my cubicle and gave @thebryanrose a slow clap. This is hilarious, genius, and oh-so-accurate.

Here are five types of church parking lot volunteers and clear direction for leading each one:

The Deputy
Marked by his wrap-around sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and Batman-type utility belt, the Deputy carries a flashlight to his post each and every Sunday, no matter that Christmas Eve is the only nighttime service all year. The Deputy insists on wearing an earpiece, even though he was asked to stay on a different channel from the security team after reporting yet another possible disruption/charismatic worshipper entering the building. The Deputy travels the tri-state area all week in his plumbing-supply, or similar sales role. But he has never recovered from that one week spent around the Sheriff’s Office as a part of the Boy Scouts Explorer Program. 

 

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

(via @leadershipfreak) Thankfully, I don’t work for an indecisive boss. But perhaps you do. And unfortunately, sometimes my team does. Here’s how to cope when you have (or are) an indecisive leader.

5 types of indecisive bosses:

  1. Lazy boss: This boss loves comfort and ease. It doesn’t take long to learn that decisions are followed by WORK. Do the work for them.
  2. Stability loving boss: The power of stability is predictable results. Predictability feels safe. Change creates stress.  If it’s working, don’t touch it. Run a pilot project. Take low profile action. Review results.

 

The Mechanics of Playing Sesame Street’s Big Bird

(via @premiumfunny) …and you thought he was just feathers and fluff. This is seriously impressive.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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