Skip to main content

My boss is coming to live with me!!!

Well, okay...........only for a week.

But still...this is UH-May-ZING!   [Cyber Scream!!!!!]  It rocks because she's not just the most amazing boss ever in the history of the world and someone I look up to tremendously as a mentor and leader, but she's also my friend. 

One reason (besides the fact that I'm so likeable and an incredibly hard working employee - LOL) that this works is that I never let the fact that we have become friends get in the way of her doing her job.  I always maintain the utmost respect for her as the leader and don't expect preferential treatment because we are friends.  Incidentally, that is why a lot of people can't handle being friends with the leader whether it be on the job or in the church with their pastor -- they simply don't know how to remain within the boundaries when it comes to work.  Once they become friends they find it impossible to let the leader be the leader without hindrance.   I think one reason why it works so well with us is, I am the leader at church and understand exactly what a leader needs in a relationship to make it work without it affecting their work.  

With all that said, Kathryn is coming from Oakland, CA to Tampa for the week and I will be picking her up at the airport this afternoon.  She is the special guest we are expecting that I referred to on the blog the last two days.  We are going to have an incredible week!  I am so excited I feel like I could burst, but I won't, that would be gross...

Stay tuned as I share our adventures this week.  Among other things she will be teaching two workshops for our life coaching group at church this weekend.  She's a brilliant business mind and I can't wait to share her with our wonderful folks at Celebration, as well as have her experience the blessing of all the wonderful people who call Celebration home. 

Comments

Tina Blount said…
Can't wait to see you both for tea later this week!!

Popular posts from this blog

What To Do First to Make a Profit

Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said:

It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way.
Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory!

I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started investing and training and all of that, seeking God for his blessing and…

I'm Just Being Transparent...

This year at the Stronger Conference, a young minister stopped me as I was walking out of the room at the conclusion of a workshop and she said, "I want to tell you something..." (I was all ears.) She said, "Do you notice how many of the speakers this weekend are saying, "Now, I'm just being transparent when I tell you..." or "I'm just keepin' it real..." I nodded yes. In fact, I mentioned that I was one of those speakers. I think I probably said a few times in both my keynote message and my workshop that I was just "keepin' it real."

After I affirmed that yes, I had noticed that -- she said, "Do you know why they have to do that? They do it...and you do it, because so many people don't keep it real. So many in leadership aren't transparent, Deanna. That's why all these people speaking here feel an urge to declare their transparency.." I let her know that usually when I say, "I'm just keeping …

Why You Should Never Hijack a Comment Thread
Social media etiquette 101

One surefire way to kill your influence in social media and wear out your welcome fast is to become involved in derailing somebody’s comment thread with your own agenda. Networking and hijacking aren’t the same thing. It’s surprising how many people don’t understand that this is a guarantee for tearing down a platform as quickly as you build it.


Passion is good, even necessary. I appreciate people's zeal for their personal core values. What is not appreciated is the attempt at a redirection of a comment thread when the comment has little or nothing to do with an original post or is twisted at best.

Social media provides ample opportunity for all of us to share what’s important to us on our own platform. Eliciting others’ responses and developing connections largely depends on our ability to communicate and compel. Some people are open to receiving private communication from others although they aren’t always able to answer personally or at length. But hijacking a comment thread no…