Wednesday, August 5, 2009


a Biblical thought...
At that time your mouth will be opened; you will speak with him and will no longer be silent. So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD. (Ezekiel 24:27)

a Book thought...
In an interdependent planet, there should be no free lunch, no hand-outs, just ‘help-outs’ such as microcredit. Hand-outs can engender dependency. (p264)
a Dave thought...
Momentum is something I see come and go in our movement but and it obviously depends on leadership. Some corps are doing amazing while others struggle and then years later the opposite maybe occurring. Our best officers and leaders somehow get momentum happening and when they do health and growth are often automatic. Here are John Maxwell's 10 Momentum breakers & makers...

Momentum breaker - double-mindedness

Momentum maker - focus

Momentum breaker - the past

Momentum maker - the future

Momentum breaker - individualism

Momentum maker - teamwork

Momentum breaker - critical attitude

Momentum maker - constructive attitude

Momentum breaker - tradition

Momentum maker - creativity

Momentum breaker - apathy

Momentum maker - passion

Momentum breaker - dishonesty

Momentum maker - character

Momentum breaker - conformity

Momentum maker - change

Momentum breaker - ingratitude

Momentum maker - gratitude

Momentum breaker - indecision

Momentum maker - action

Leaders have to act with incomplete information. You can never know all of the variables. Momentum and risk go hand in hand. As a leader, if you always play it safe, then you'll never inspire excitement in those you lead.

Just a thought.

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