Friday, June 27, 2008

The Shack author on The Shack

My friend, Mr. J.T. Hardcastle, posted a clip of the author of The Shack talking about the book.

Spoiler Alert: He talks about the reality of the characters / the source of the characters!

But the later part of the interview is quite delightful.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Science is Cool

I forgot emotions are expensive

I'm remembering why I turned my emotions off.

Life feels less in-control.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Subliminal teaching by Contrast effect

Is it possible more is taught (or in this case, caught) by the incongruity between what is asked and what is allowed? when what is stated as important is often dismissed by non-action (therein devaluing what is stated)?

If I, as a leader, state that those I lead should "always be growing/expanding" yet never ask if they are, never measure growth of any kind, maybe only briefly praise examples of growth, never show my growth, and put most of the resources into things other than "growth"...

Have I not taught, asked, lead, something other than what I said? Have I not, perhaps more powerfully than direct request, actually instilled the opposite of what I was intending to impart?!?

I am thinking of this as a dad. I am thinking of this as a boss. I am thinking of this as a leader of a cause. I am thinking of this as The Head Dog. I am concerned.