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The Process of Winning

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I remember a few years back about 10 years ago a speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Conference saying there were two types of organizations that see huge gains. The organization that buys talent. (Like when the Florida Marlins won the World Series) The organization that grows talent. (The speaker compared that to the farm system […]

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“That’s not my job”

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My stress level quickly elevated when I arrived in the returns lane. “How am I going to get all of this stuff and that little boy to the airport in time to catch our flight?” A car seat. Two check bags. Three carry-ons. And one sleepy toddler. (more…)

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Pushing Forward by Letting Go

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The beta test year for OpenYM is now about 3/5th complete, with Boston this weekend and Grand Rapids at the end of the month. Three years ago Open started as a whitepaper. Something I was tentatively calling “YouthMin Camp.” It was forking the very best of WordCamp & some of the flavor of BarCamp, and […]

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The Digital Farmer

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Adam’s Weird Dream Last night, I had a vivid funny dream. The vivid part was that I was just going about my normal day-to-day life. Running errands, going to meetings, taking kids to school, going to the bank and post office and all the normal stuff I do every day. That part is not funny. […]

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The Key to Doing is…

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This week Marko and I are hosting The Summit for the 2nd time. It’s a TED-talk style event for youth workers, 18 presenters each delivering a 12-15 minute talk on a topic related to an overarching theme. It’s a gathering of a few hundred people looking to have their imaginations sparked, new ideas ignited, and […]

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