Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By romanbercotLeadership, Personal

Came across this gem in Dave Gray’s Liminal Thinking. It’s impossible to change our governing beliefs if we don’t recognize what they are, and how reflexively we defend even the toxic ones.

Dave Gray, Liminal Thinking

By romanbercotInnovation, Leadership, Personal, Strategy

“Most boundaries are convenient fictions. What divides the people who are “on” a team from those who are not? What separates one company department or division from another, or an employee from a customer? Boundaries give life structure, which makes us comfortable. But they can also be shifted, rethought, reframed, and reorganized.” Excerpt From: Gray, … Read More

Tell Me Your Story

By romanbercotLeadership, Personal, Strategy

Paul Gates taught a powerful message at Coast Hills Community Church this weekend. I recommend the whole video, but I particularly liked his advice to get people to tell you their story. It’s so much more powerful than the normal small talk we make with people. http://www.coasthillschurch.org/602286.ihtml?id=602286&series=232&teaching=806&media=video

All Is Being Purified

By romanbercotPersonal

“This life therefore, is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it: the process is not yet finished but it is going on. This is not the end but it is … Read More

Honest, Loving, Direct Words

By romanbercotPersonal

Most people go through their entire lives without anyone, ever, speaking honest, loving, direct words to the most damaging issues in their lives. Pause for a moment, and count the times this has been done for you. Better, pause and count the times you have offered this to someone you love. – John Eldredge, Beautiful … Read More

Hiding from Ourselves

By romanbercotPersonal

This is how most of us approach our entire lives—we hide what we can, work on what we feel is redeemable, and despise the rest. There is a better way. —John Eldredge, Free to Live