1 part dry gin (Monkey 47) I part Campari 1 part sweet vermouth (Martini & Rossi Rosso) 1 Luxardo cherry Orange peel Ice Stir (don’t shake) Repeat.
Morning hits. Water, heat, burr grinders explode. The earth fuses with the river, blending into magical brew. Patience and time argue, anticipation to fuel seconds. Blissful aromas. At least the grapefruit-spiced — and nutty brown — molten caresses the palette. Breathe. Bones. Flesh. The day awaits. Drink. Repeat.
Patrick Lencioni, in his typical fable-style, demonstrates would-be real life application of principles which apply to organizations across sectors, cultures and contexts. Employee Engagement, as a concept, is a focal point on the rise these days, and for good reason. Following the fictional character, Brian Bailey, through three organizational moves, the reader gets to witness… Read More Book Review – The Truth about Employee Engagement, by Patrick Lencioni
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Just about every church and pastor I know wants to engage in mission. Some focus a majority of their efforts overseas, where unreached people abound, and others put the emphasis on their own “Jerusalem”; the back yards in which they play. Effective mission, perhaps, involves both (Acts 1:8). One thing that many would agree upon… Read More The 6 Major Community Anchor Points
Picture it for a second. You’re in a boxing ring, or a street fight. Your opponent is throwing blows. Face, chest, gut punches. You dodge, hang a few yourself, but your opponent is bigger, stronger, faster. He’s got the upper hand and you know it. You try to stay in the fight, but every connection… Read More When life hits you – absorb, don’t react