Published: 3 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.)

 

Priority Filter and Consequences

(via @briandodridge) Brian gives four gentle kicks to the face with these questions. Read at your own peril, and be prepared to give up some stuff.

What project have you deprioritized lately? And for what reason?

What’s the “unfinished blog” on the corner of your desk? What’s the email lurking at the bottom of your inbox that requires some attention?

Daily if not hourly we’re intentionally and sometimes unintentionally making priority decisions related to work projects. So, in an effort to provide “practical takeaways for everyday church leadership” I thought I’d provide some of the filters I (try to) use. Look, things will get set aside. Their prioritization will decrease, but it’s important that there’s some intentionality to this.

 

The toxic antidote to goodwill

(via @thisissethsblog) When we decide not to care…

It turns out that while people like to have their problems fixed, what they most want is to be seen and to be cared about.

Of course you should use these fraught moments to reinforce connections and build word of mouth. Of course you should realize that in fact people like us get asked to recommend airlines and doctors and architects all the time, but now, we will never ever recommend you to anyone, in fact, we’ll go out of our way to keep people from choosing you.

 

A Captivating Compilation of Epic Demolitions

(via @laughingsquid) Why is this so fascinating? I got no clue. But it is.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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