Chick-Fil-A Leadercast: May 6, 2011

Chick-Fil-A's signature chicken sandwich
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While enjoying a chicken sandwich at my local Chick-Fil-A on Saturday, I discovered the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast. It looks to be a great leadership event, with excellent speakers and sites across the country. Here is a rundown of the speakers, from the website:

  • Voices of Influence
    • Seth Godin – Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, & Best-Selling Author of 12 Books Including “Linchpin”
    • John Maxwell – Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • Voices of Purpose
    • Mack Brown – Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns, 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year
    • Suzy Welch – Best-selling author, television commentator, and noted business journalist
  • Voices of Hope
  • Voices of Service
  • Voices of Innovation
    • Frans Johansson – Best-selling author of The Medici Effect
    • Sir Ken Robinson – Best-Selling Author & Leader in the Development of Creativity, Innovation & Human Resources

I hope to be able to attend a local event. Have you been to this before? Will you attend this year?

This event is just one of the many reasons that I appreciate Chick-Fil-A.

Ideation Experience – Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Ideation Experience ( We heard from John Handy, who was formerly a leader at the development division at Mattel toys. Each of the 60 some people here had the chance to give an elevator pitch of our idea and receive some feedback in small groups.

This evening we split up into groups and visited different locations around Dallas for an “Inspiration Tour” Here are some pictures that I took on the trip that I believe have some significance for ministry. What do you make of them?

What do you make of these pictures – either as individual or as a group?

I am loving the room at the Stoneleigh Hotel. Excellent! I am looking forward to tomorrow and further iteration, ideation and innovation

… Okay, okay, enough buzzwords…

Bishop Jones Said… (4 of 4)

The final quote from Bishop Jones for this week is striking in its simplicity and profundity.

United Methodist clergy live in their conference.

I have heard this many times from Bishop Jones and each time he makes sure that the audience takes time to let it sink in. It has implications for ministry, relationships with other clergy, the atmosphere of the annual conference, serving beyond the local church, seeking revival in different places and many others.

Ponder it for a while.

It has continued to grow on me.