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Staying Thankful

Today’s post is from my beautiful wife and best friend, Kim D. Hoskins. Kim, I’m so thankful for you and our life together – Rob Staying Thankful Thanksgiving always serves as a reminder to pause and reflect on the goodness of the Lord. While 2020 has undoubtedly been filled with change, what Rob and I are […]

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Rise from the Ashes

Rise from the Ashes COVID-19 has been a wake-up call. It’s forced us to justify, verify, and ratify the validity, necessity, and relevance of our work. My dad has initiated more successful and transformative enterprises in his lifetime than I can even begin to count. A gentleman in awe of Dad’s Midas touch once asked […]

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Dream Team: The Confident Leader

Dream Team: The Confident Leader  “Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us When we unleash our people to experiment with their creativity, amazing things happen.  The confident leader lets others do things and get the credit for it. Essentially it’s saying, “I […]

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Dream Team: Organizational Health

Dream Team: Organizational Health In Patrick Lencioni’s organizational leadership book The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, he talks about the importance of assembling and maintaining a cohesive leadership team. By “cohesive” he’s not talking about surrounding yourself with yes-men and clones. Paradoxically, cohesive looks more like hiring people who are diverse, […]

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Dream Team: Some Assembly Required

Dream Team: Some Assembly Required It’s rare to assemble a dream team. It’s even more uncommon to retain it for any length of time. The median tenure for workers in the prime of their career is currently 3.2 years. When building the core of your organization, it’s critical to stack the team with leaders you […]

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4 Pro-tips for online meetings that POP!

4 Pro-tips for online meetings that POP! Online meetings were novel at first, but now we are all starting to feel the fatigue. Knowing that remote meetings are likely, in some form or other, to be a normal part of our working lives, here are four ways to keep your audience (and yourself) enthused and […]

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Dream

Dream Momentum + Growth + Change + Future Dreaming is looking to the future – imagining the possibilities that will shape the future and cultivating a willingness to pursue effective ministry. It is also re-entry into the Design phase to do it all again. Maybe better, faster, more simply or with increased effectiveness.

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Document

Document Measure + Evaluate + Retest + Record Documenting helps identify what’s important. What is documented, who it is communicated to, and how it is communicated are all indicators of what is valued and what is not.  

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Deploy

Deploy Partner + Share + Act + Implement This is the stage where planning and preparation are unleashed. Once pilots are verified, bugs are fixed, and processes are ironed out, an idea moves from planning to launch to maintenance and ends up as recurring work.  

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Design

Design Creative + Exploratory + Logical + Purposeful + Collaborative The Design phase envisions what an organization ought to do and what changes should happen. Good design always leads to action. Through a unique blend of inspiration and ideation, key partners and influencers are invited to the table to help solve problems and generate new […]

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Discover

Discover Ask + Listen + Examine + Test + Diagnose Any successful endeavor begins with a crystal clear understanding of reality. Discovery tests our assumptions and reveals the true condition of our communities and needs. Simply put, Discovery is reasonable research. A combination of primary, secondary, qualitative, and quantitative research methods help unearth the truth […]

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5 D’s for Design

5 D’s for Design Steve Jobs said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” These 5 D’s are the critical elements in the cyclical process we use to design and re-design our workflow and products.

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