Friday, September 24

Tag: culture

Work Life

Leading from your values

I have previously spoken about giving away jobs not tasks. This helps people share ownership rather simply feeling like they are helping out. A leader, then, should not simply be running off a list of tasks (although I highly recommend using ‘to-do lists’.) The reason doing this only is a mistake is you never will know whether as a leader you are doing the right tasks. Therefore, determining your values is the only healthy way to determine your activities. When you know what values are important to you and your area of responsibility then you know what tasks, jobs and decisions are of highest priority.  You will also find it easier making those decisions, as decisions will line up with values. As a Church for example hospitality, discipleship, faith and the presence of God are all cor
Personal Life, Work Life

I Love Amsterdam

A commentary on my city from a city centre cafe ... I love Amsterdam. But then not a difficult city to love. My city has culture, colour, art, archtecture, history. The people of my city are alive, fun, astute, authentic, inventive, tough, vibrant and creative. Amsterdam does everything with style and yet still it works! Rare to find function and form both working together at its best. Our people are open, direct, discoverers of the new. We never let an obstacle get us down, there is ALWAYS a way through. As we remember 9/11 and salute the heroic citizens of NY, their strength, tenacity to go on and rebuild I realise we aren't talking about NY per se, but human kind. As I keep my eyes open to the people around me I realise these are human qualities of endeavor, triumph and creative t...