Mar 182011
 

Adding to the discussion about leadership development, DJ Chuang Ed Choyin this episode of the Multi-Asian Church Podcast Series, Ed Choy and I talk about owning the vision of an multi-Asian/multi-ethnic churches.
Episode #6: Owning the Vision
(18:44; mp3 download link 8.9mb)

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And here’s the video that Ed Choy mentioned of Alan Hirsch talking about the dangers of a risk-averse culture:

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Mar 032011
 

The conversation continues. Ed Choy DJ ChuangIn episode 4 of the Multi-Asian Church Podcast Series, Ed Choy and I discuss leadership, and how can church leaders better develop and connect with Asian American leaders.

Episode #4: Leadership
(22:27; mp3 download link 10.8mb)

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Feb 252011
 

Yes there’s more to be said about the importance of vision. DJ Chuang Ed Choy In episode 3 of the Multi-Asian Church Podcast Series, Ed Choy and I dig deeper into how to communicate compelling vision in multi-Asian/multi-ethnic churches. While the gifts of a strong communicator is valuable, it isn’t the magic bullet in getting vision to stick. We discuss several other factors in developing vision, developing leaders, and developing the church. And I even mention a couple of specific examples, venturing into dangerous territory there because that can open up more room for misunderstanding, as if we haven’t done that already.

Episode #3: Vision Revisited
(18:03; mp3 download link 8.7mb)

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Feb 182011
 

Continuing the conversation with Ed Choy Ed Choy DJ Chuang about multi-Asian/multi-ethnic churches. (For the record, Ed is 1/4 Chinese.) The topic is on communicating vision. Of course vision is important. Without vision people perish. But how does vision play into developing Asian American leaders for a multi-Asian/multi-ethnic church? How does vision need to be communicated? It did take us a while for the conversation to warm up on this podcast — skip right to 9:44 if you want to get right to the meat, er, heat.

Episode #2: Communicating Vision
(17:18; mp3 download link 13.3mb)

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Mar 172009
 

When it comes to vision and values, I wasn’t sure how that actually plays out, how to translate those values into reality, and what it would look like in everyday life. So when I got the latest issue of Bob Buford’s Muse-Letter (v 5.4) email newsletter, he shared the lifetime values he developed working with Peter Drucker, the ultimate global thinker. And now that I’ve been a part of Leadership Network, an organization he co-founded 25 years ago, I can see how these play out in the organization, and in his life too.

Here are his Top Ten Values as Peter taught them to him over their 20-year relationship:

  1. Build on the islands of health and strength.
  2. Work only with the receptive and only on what’s trying to happen.
  3. Go big or go home. Focus, don’t do dribs and drabs.
  4. Giving is not a result – changed lives are.
  5. The fruit of my work grows up on other people’s trees.
  6. The entrepreneurial-style leader is where the leverage begins.
  7. Bet on a great leader with a big idea.
  8. The essential ingredient for success is a steady stream of innovation.
  9. “It’s your job to release and direct energy, not to supply it.”
  10. Structure follows strategy, and strategy begins with clear desired outcomes. To What End?

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