Category: Book Review / Insight

How to Lead a Book Discussion

In a recent post I talked about how to choose a book (or books, because plural books are better) with your volunteers or staff. In this post, I want to talk about how you actually...

Top Ten Quotes: Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

I am neither a project manager nor the son of a project manager. (I’m more what you’d call an assistant to the regional project manager.) That said, at any given time in my role, I’m...

Top Ten Quotes: You Are What You Love

Several years ago a friend introduced me to James K.A. Smith’s You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. The quote he shared led to this post about how preparation and anticipation can...

2023 Year in Review: Books

It’s that time of year again, when you can barely open social media without being assaulted by every wanna-be’s top ten list. Because I fancy myself a wanna-be wanna-be (that’s an entirely different level of...

Top Ten Quotes: The Culture Code

One of the most surprisingly-good books I read this year was The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. Like many of my favorite authors, Daniel Coyle has the ability to weave deep research...

Top Ten Quotes: Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Every once in a while I get introduced to a book that I’m pretty sure I won’t like. But when my friend Bob Adams – voracious reader and fellow book nerd – passes a title...

Top Ten Quotes: From Strength to Strength

For the last couple of years I’ve been on a bit of a “next stage” kick. Maybe it’s becoming a Pops, maybe it’s turning 50 earlier this month, maybe it’s that I keep running into...

Top Ten Quotes: Lead with Hospitality

Back during this year’s summer reading list, my fellow book nerd buddy Bob Adams tipped me off to what would become one of my favorite books of the summer. Taylor Scott is an alum of...

Top Ten Quotes: Don’t Burn Out. Burn Bright.

If you’ve been around for a while, you know the drill: when Jason Young writes a book, I buy it. He’s an endless fount of wisdom in my life, and even though his books now...

Top Ten Quotes: Welcome

I’ve long said that there is a disparity between those who write about guest services in the local church and those who are practitioners of guest services in the local church. While I’m grateful for...

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