Terry Storch Dispatch w.25.2019
Everyone is in a development gap. These words jumped off the page of a new book I'm reading, Scaling Leadership. Wow, I am really enjoying this book! It's clearly articulating and putting into words what I have known to be true for a long time.
Everyone is in a development gap.
Apply this to ourselves.
We have a development gap.
Apply this to those we lead.
They have a development gap.
Apply this to those who lead us.
Our leaders have development gaps.
Apply this to our organizations.
Our organizations have development gaps.
It often seems easier to see the development gaps in others, and miss them in ourselves. Everyone is in a development gap..."everyone" includes you and me. What are you doing about your development gap? Do you even know what it is? That might be the first step.
Seth wrote a wonderful piece about the learning/doing gap. In it, he stated there are 56 million people in K-12 (compulsory education) in the U.S. right now. Most of them do nothing all day but school, failing to bring real-life activity, experimentation, and interaction into the things they are being taught. Bridging this gap is so important, moving further from “education” and deeper into actually learning. This is one thing I have seen so clearly with my oldest daughter Reia as she's entered pre-nursing: education has shifted into learning-while-doing, and she has really blossomed. (Read more)
Biases, they are all around us...impossible to avoid. We have biases, and the organizations we are a part of have biases. Left unchecked, these can lead to confirmation bias, and that gets really dangerous. A great start is understanding the biases, and this HBR article is excellent at unpacking how to overcome the biases we have with our own ideas. (Read more)
Just about anyone in leadership knows the power of having trust. Many have read The Speed of Trust, or at least understand the concepts and value that trust within a team brings. But sometimes trust can be a bit elusive and hard to quantify. This Smart Brief article from Alaina Love gives some really practical tips on how to evaluate the quality of trust on your team. (Read more)
The long-awaited Facebook digital currency has officially been announced. (Link)
"US Government Runs Biggest May Budget Deficit in History" (Link)
Highlighting some cool open roles on our teams:
App UI/UX Designer. Our Interactive product team is expanding, and we are in need of an additional UI/UX designer. Check out the posting here.
Senior Software Engineer. The Interactive team is also looking to add a senior software engineer who's passionate about the local church, experienced, fluent, innovative....
Don’t see a role for you? We have dozens more! Click here to see all open career opportunities at Life.Church.