All posts tagged: leadership

10 Concepts Every Life Group Leader can Adopt from the World of Disney

Only a few minutes on a Disney property and guests will recognize an extraordinary expectation for excellence.  On a recent trip to the ‘happiest place on earth’, I picked up the book, Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney.  Lee Cockerell, the author, served as Senior Operating Executive for Walt Disney World leading a team of 40,000 Cast Members. Fresh off our incredible vacation, I eagerly read the pages of Cockerell’s book. Immediately, I began to understand how these Disney principles could be applied to ministry as well as business.

Brainstorming Moments

Brainstorming … Last Wednesday, I met Cheryl at the Drowsy Poet. We decided to encourage one another in  writing.  I had been praying about this meeting and about posting for weeks. Why? I think it is an area the Lord wants to teach me discipline.   Like exercise, writing is a needed discipline in my life.  Not because I think I’m a great writer or that I’m going to run a marathon, but there are some lessons in the process of doing both that God wants to teach me.    Basically, it is an obedience issue. In preparation for our meeting, I began to brainstorm on developing a yearlong plan for posting to my blog.   I love Evernote and am becoming more dependent on it everyday, but I haven’t learned to brainstorm with it yet. In order to get the juices flowing, I need legal pad and pen. At the Brainstorming stage, I am praying over an idea and anything goes on the paper that might be related to a goal. Dreaming is closely related. Whereas brainstorming …