Saturday, August 5, 2017

EAGLES NEST DISCIPLESHIP COURSES




EAGLES NEST DISCIPLESHIP COURSES
Hasil gambar untuk PEMURIDAN SARANG RAJAWALI
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Selamat datang di pelatihan kami bagi para pemimpin masa depan gereja abad ke-21 dan para pemimpin misi. Ini adalah pelatihan tanpa tembok, tanpa batas, tanpa biaya dan bebas dari batasan-batasan politik, agama, ras, jenis kelamin maupun denominasi. Kami berharap bahwa pelajaran-pelajaran ini akan mengilhami dan memberkati ribuan orang yang hatinya sedang berkobar-kobar dalam kasih mula-mula kepada Yesus.
Fakta bahwa Anda segera mengikuti pelatihan ini sudah menunjukkan bahwa Anda sangat rindu untuk mengenal Tuhan dengan lebih baik, dan bahwa dalam hati Anda, Anda ingin melihat orang-orang dalam keluarga Anda dan bangsa Anda, dan bahkan juga mereka yang belum terjangkau, juga orang-orang miskin di dunia ini, diubahkan ke dalam kehidupan
sebagai seorang murid, yang kudus dan tinggal dalam kasih dan pemeliharaan Allah di dalam iman kepada Yesus Kristus.
Pelatihan ini akan membantu Anda mewujudkan hal di atas. Ini adalah Pelajaran Pertama, sangat sederhana dan merupakan perkenalan. Pelajaran-pelajaran selanjutnya lebih lengkap, dan berisikan hal-hal yang baik untuk dipelajari dan dipraktikkan. Secara pribadi saya dan rekan-rekan pelayanan telah melakukan semuanya, dan mengajarkannya di kelas, memberikannya kepada ribuan orang, dan sekarang pelajaran-pelajaran ini menjadi milik Anda. Saya berdoa agar Anda mendapatkan berkat yang sama, tertantang dan dibawa kepada Tuhan dan jalan-jalan-Nya sebagaimana yang pernah dan terus saya alami.
Pelatihan atau Sekolah Alkitab ini tidak menawarkan gelar teologia tetapi melatih umat Tuhan secara praktis menjadi seorang murid Kristus yang dapat menghidupi kebenaran, mengabarkan Kabar Baik terhadap sesama, memuridkan, memulai pelatihan serupa ini maupun merintis atau menanam gereja.

Pastor. Dave Broos

The Eagles Nest Ministries

Eagles Nest Discipleship Courses bekerjasama dengan DCI dan United Christian Faith Ministries

Bagaimana Mengikuti Eagles Nest  Discipleship Courses dengan Sukses?

1. Pertama-tama kami akan memberikan Anda garis besar tentang apa yang telah kami pelajari selama bertahun-tahun. Dengan pertolongan Roh Kudus, Alkitab, doa kami dan pikiran yang terbuka, kami percaya bahwa Anda akan dapat menangkap seluruh pelajaran.
Pelatihan ini terdiri dari berbagai tema yang saling berkaitan secara berurut, yang pasti penting dan bermanfaat bagi gereja-gereja, terutama di negara-negara berkembang:
- Penginjilan
- Misi
- Pemuridan tingkat dasar untuk orang percaya baru
- Pemuridan tingkat lanjut
- Panggilan Allah
- Mempercayai Allah dalam hal keuangan
- Pelatihan kepemimpinan
- Pembangunan gereja
- Datanglah kerajaan-Mu
- Kehidupan doa sebagai gaya hidup & nafas kehidupan
- Menjadi alat Tuhan di dalam masyarakat
- Menjadi umat yang profetis

2. Kedua, kami ingin agar Anda menyampaikan kepada orang lain, semua yang telah Anda pelajari dari pelatihan ini, supaya Firman Allah tersebar luas. Kami akan menunjukkan kepada Anda cara melakukannya tanpa mengeluarkan banyak uang, karena kita semua tahu betapa sulit mendapatkannya. Sekolah yang kami maksud, tidak harus berupa gedung khusus dengan staf pengajar yang profesional. Para murid kami dapat berkumpul di
gedung gereja, rumah, toko, dan bahkan di bawah pohon di udara terbuka. Yang Anda perlukan hanya satu kelompok dengan orang-orang yang siap, Alkitab, bahan-bahan ini dan kehadiran Allah di tengah-tengah Anda. Kami akan membantu Anda dari awal sampai akhir.
Akhirnya, kami sangat berharap agar mereka yang sudah belajar dari Anda dapat pergi mengajarkan kepada orang lain, dengan menggunakan catatan-catatan yang sama, dan cara-cara sederhana dalam menyampaikan Firman Allah.

Bagaimana pelatihan ini dapat berjalan dengan maksimal?

Pelatihan ini akan berjalan dengan maksimal manakala sang pemimpin mengikuti pendekatan efektif yang sama seperti diterapkan Yesus kepada para murid-Nya, dan juga seperti yang dilakukan Paulus terhadap Timotius.
Apa yang telah engkau dengar dari aku di depan banyak saksi, percayakanlah itu kepada orang-orang yang dapat dipercayai, yang juga cakap mengajar orang lain. (2 Timotius 2:2)
Kami berharap Anda dapat menangkap firman ini sejak awal. Di tahun 2001 pendekatan ini sangat dikenal di antara gereja-gereja yang bertumbuh pesat di seluruh dunia dengan nama G12, yaitu suatu pengembangan dari prinsip gereja sel yang diajarkan oleh Pastor Yonggi
Cho dari Korea, dan sekarang dijalankan dengan sangat berhasil oleh Pastor Cesar Castellanos dari Bogota, Kolombia, yang melihat jemaat yang dipimpinnya bertumbuh dari 8 menjadi 120.000 orang dalam kurun waktu 10 tahun. Dia berkata, Saya mulai melihat pelayanan Yesus dengan jelas. Banyak orang mengikuti-Nya, tetapi Ia tidak melatih mereka. Ia hanya melatih 12 orang, dan apapun yang Ia lakukan di tengah-tengah banyak orang
adalah dalam rangka mengajar 12 murid-Nya itu. Kemudian Tuhan bertanya kepada saya pertanyaan yang lain. Jika Yesus melatih 12 orang, apakah Anda harus memenangkan lebih dari 12 atau kurang dari 12? Yesus memilih 12 orang untuk menjangkau banyak orang. Ia tetap bersama 12 orang ini, sampai mereka dilatih dengan baik, dan Ia melepaskan mereka, memberikan mereka otoritas dan memampukan mereka untuk memuridkan bangsa-bangsa.
Gembala, pemimpin, murid hal terbaik yang harus dilakukan adalah mencari 12 orang itu untuk Anda ajarkan pelatihan ini. Firman Allah dan Roh Kudus akan menyatukan iman dan komitmen setiap orang, dan mentransferkan karakter Kristus di dalam kelompok Anda melalui pemuridan ini, sebelum Anda melepas mereka yang siap untuk memenangkan 12 orang lagi, sementara Anda tetap dalam persekutuan dengan mereka sebagai kelompok Anda yang tetap.

Lihatlah betapa luar biasa kekuatan G12 ini:
Bila Anda mengajar diri Anda sendiri ~ hanya 1 orang mendengar firman
Tuhan.
Bila Anda membagikan pelajaran kepada 12 orang ~ 13 orang mendengar
firman Tuhan.
Bila 12 orang itu masing-masing mengajar 12 orang lagi ~ 157 orang
mendengar firman Tuhan.
Bila 157 orang itu masing-masing mengajar 12 orang lagi ~ 1.884 orang
mendengar firman Tuhan.
Bila 1.884 orang itu mengajar 12 orang lagi ~ 22.608 orang mendengar
firman Tuhan.

Dan tiba-tiba Anda mengalami kegerakan dari Allah. Hal ini terjadi di Cina, dan terus terjadi hari ini di Amerika Latin dan Afrika, di mana Pelatihan Pelipatgandaan seperti ini terbukti menjadi satu-satunya cara yang paling efektif untuk mengajarkan ribuan orang yang memutuskan untuk mengikut Kristus. Bersama-sama kita dapat melatih banyak orang, untuk menjadi orang percaya yang dewasa rohani, dan yang bersedia pergi melakukan pekerjaan pelayanan menginjili, memuridkan, dan membantu orang-orang yang miskin, untuk membangun iman, usaha dan keuangan yang penting untuk menyebarluaskan Injil. Di dalam Kitab Kejadian pasal pertama, dituliskan bahwa ketika Firman Allah datang bersama-sama
dengan Roh Allah, terjadilah suatu ledakan dari kehidupan baru, dan inilah doa kami, agar Tuhan melakukan hal yang sama sekarang ini, di dalam kehidupan Anda, dan dalam komunitas pergaulan Anda.

Apakah pelatihan ini sulit?

Pelajaran-pelajaran ini telah teruji dengan baik di gereja-gereja di Afrika, India dan di kalangan komunitas Latin, tentunya disesuaikan dengan budaya setempat. Mereka mengatakan bahwa pengajaran ini Alkitabiah, benar, relevan dengan negara-negara berkembang, dan difokuskan pada semangat mereka untuk menjalankan Amanat Agung, agar Yesus segera datang kembali. Kenyataannya, keadaan di banyak negara berkembang
sekarang ini, tidak jauh berbeda dengan keadaan di abad pertama di zaman Alkitab.
Dengan pertolongan Allah, pelajaran-pelajaran ini tidak akan terlalu sukar bagi mereka yang hanya mempunyai bekal pendidikan rendah sekalipun, atau bahkan bagi mereka yang tidak mengenyam pendidikan sama sekali. Pengajarannya sangat sederhana dan tidak rumit. Kata-katanya pasti mudah bagi Anda untuk dimengerti. Pastikanlah bahwa Anda mengajarkan pelajaran ini kepada orang-orang lain. Berdoalah selalu dan persiapkanlah diri Anda sebaik-baiknya. Waktu Anda mengajar, tambahkanlah ayat-ayat Alkitab dan ceritera-ceritera yang anda pilih sendiri sebagai ilustrasi supaya proses pengajaran menjadi menarik, semarak dan hidup. Anda belajar dan dimuridkan untuk memuridkan orang lain. Tuhan mau melakukan pekerjaan besar dalam hidup anda, sadarkah anda akan hal tersebut?

Kami juga menerima undangan pelayanan untuk memperlengkapi tubuh Kristus yang ada di manapun baik itu gereja, persekutuan, sekolah Alkitab maupun setiap kumpulan orang percaya yang merindukan untuk dimuridkan.

Bimbingan pribadi hubungi kami pada email davebroos@yahoo.co.uk atau WA (only) 085863761509 (Dave Broos)

Pelatihan ini tidak dipungut biaya sama sekali tetapi bila anda ingin mendukung pelayanan kami secara finansial hingga kami dapat menolong gereja-gereja di daerah dalam menanggapi panggilan Tuhan dan amanat agungNya dapat menyalurkan donasi ke rekening BCA 0081824788 atas nama Dave Broos. Donasi anda akan digunakan untuk memperlengkapi tubuh Kristus di garis depan dan tubuh Kristus yang tak mampu.

Harapan kami pada akhirnya umat Tuhan bukan hanya sekedar menghangatkan bangku gereja tetapi menjadi murid Kristus yang menanggapi amanat agung Kristus dengan menjadikan segala bangsa murid Kristus. Impian kami melihat setiap gedung gereja menjadi tempat memperlengkapi umat Tuhan untuk diutus memberitakan kabar baik, memuridkan orang lain dan menanam gereja di tempat mereka bekerja, belajar atau dimanapun.

Links yang berguna bagi para murid:

-       The Eagles Nest Ministries = http://3a9l35-n35t.blogspot.com
-       Renungan Kehidupan = http://renungandave.blogspot.com
-       Ekklesia (Gereja) = http://gerejaperjanjianbaru.blogspot.com
-       Global Prayer Network = http://globalprayernetwork.blogspot.com
-       Shadow of The Cross Indonesia = http://shaddowcross.blogspot.com
-       Guardian Angels = http://9u4rd14n-4n93ls.blogspot.com
-       Spiritual Growth = http://davebroos.blogspot.com
-       Market Place Ministry = http://dave-broos.blogspot.com
-       In My Darkness Hours = http://inmydarnesshours.blogspot.com
-       LK10 = www.LK10.com


SAMPAI JUMPA MINGGU DEPAN DENGAN PELAJARAN KEDUA, LANGKAH-LANGKAH PERTAMA. DONT MISS IT!!!! GOD BLESS YOU.

NB: PELAJARAN BARU AKAN DI UPDATE SETIAP MINGGUNYA, BAGI YANG SERIUS MENGIKUTI PELAJARAN DAN MENGERJAKAN TUGAS ANDA SAMPAI SELESAI AKAN MENDAPATKAN DIPLOMA IN MISSION.

NB:
-       Bagi para murid yang rindu untuk bertumbuh lebih dalam, bersungguh-sungguhlah untuk: - Membaca , menghafalkan dan merenungkan bagian Alkitab dari setiap pelajaran. Lalu praktekkan dalam hidup sehari-hari.
                 - Untuk mendapatkan sertifikat pada akhir tiap kursus, selesaikan tugas diskusi, praktika dan tugas diploma. Kirimkan tugas-tugas tersebut ke alamat email: davebroos@yahoo.co.uk  dengan judul Kursus Pemuridan.
                 - Berdoa syafaat bagi setiap suku bangsa yang belum mengenal Kristus.
                 - Berdoa pada Tuhan, selama minggu ini, bagikan apa yang telah Anda pelajari pada orang lain dan bentuklah kelompok kecil untuk belajar bersama apa yang telah Anda pelajari. Bisa dimulai dengan keluarga di rumah, sahabat-sahabat, dll.

-       Bagi para murid yang mau mendukung kelangsungan pelayanan Sekolah Alkitab Online ataupun pelayanan The Eagles Nest Ministries ini dapat menyalurkan donasi ke rekening BCA Bandung II no 0081824788 atas nama Dave Broos
-       Untuk menghubungi kami dapat melalui nomor WA (only) 085863761509.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Take Time on the Mountain


Take Time on the Mountain

Stand on the mountaintop and look at the land around about you, my child. For your journey has sent you in many directions and now as you stand, realize that I have brought you here to look at the land before you and to plan for the next steps that you need to take.
For not every part of the journey is hard work and pushing through. There are also seasons where you need to sit and wait, where you need to rest and listen. Then, I can tell you the next steps that you must take. So take this time to listen. Open up your eyes to see so that I can show you the way that is ahead.
For while you are in the thick of battle it is hard to see the outcome. When you are running hard on your road, it is easy sometimes to lose sight of the goal. So allow me to take you to the mountaintop and to bring you to a season of quiet so you can listen and so that you can see. Do not be discouraged then if I close some doors so that I might draw you to myself. For now is the time for you to hide away with me for a little while.
For when you leave this place, you will have eyes to see once again and you will have a clear vision in your heart of where to go next. So take this time. Do not rush this time and allow me to plot the course for the next journey ahead, says the Lord.

7 Facts About The Incredible Impact Leaders Have On Others (Contains Inspirational Video)


Leadership is influence.  As a result, leaders have a disproportionate ability to impact a person’s life in either a positive or negative way.  A great leader can make us think we can accomplish anything.  Bad leaders can destroy our confidence and self-image.
I thought about this watching the video above.  In the movie For The Love Of The Game, Kevin Costner plays Billy Chapel, a 40-year-old pitcher playing his last game.  As each inning passes, Chapel reflects on his life and struggles with how empty it is despite his fame and fortune.
At the start of the 8th inning, catcher Gus Sinski, played by John C. Reilly, gives Chapel the pep talk he needs to finish the game strong.  Their encounter reveals 7 Facts About The Incredible Impact Leaders Have On Others:
  1. Many Leaders Have No Comprehension Of The Level Of Impact They Are Having On Others – Chapel asks Sinski, “Has anybody been on base?”
  2. Great Leaders Impact Others By Giving Their Teams Experiences They Would Otherwise Never Have Had – Referring to catching a perfect game, Sinski says, “Chapy, I never have (seen anything like this.”
  3. Great Leaders Often Experience Great Doubt – Facing exhaustion, Chapel admitted, “I don’t know if I have anything left.”
  4. Great Leaders Not Only Need A Great Team Around Them To Be Successful, They Need A Great Team With Great Loyalty – Sinski comforted Chapel by reminding him, “The boys are all here for you.  We’ll back you up.  We’ll be there.”
  5. Great Leaders Impact Others By Giving You A Picture Of What You Can Be  – “Billy, we don’t stink right now.  We’re the best team in baseball right now, right this minute because of you.  You’re the reason”
  6. Great Leaders Impact Others By Giving People The Confidence They Can Accomplish Anything – Sinski declared, “We’re not going to screw that up.  We’re going to be awesome for you.”
  7. Smart Leaders Impact Others By Doing What Only They Can Do – Sinski’s final words were, “Just throw.”
Of course, Chapel gets the last six outs, throws a perfect game, and gets the girl.  May these seven lessons help you also do something perfect today!
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No Confidence in the Flesh

No Confidence in the Flesh
“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing.”
JOHN 6:63

If we grow impatient and fall into the flesh then we become weaker. To react in the flesh diminishes spiritual authority, and this must be avoided at all costs. Allowing the flesh to have its way for only a moment guarantees defeat against a spiritual adversary.


“We worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). To lose all confidence in the flesh is to take the higher ground of the Spirit. To meet flesh with flesh means the victory will go to the strongest, and there is always someone stronger than you according to the flesh.


Source: "Embrace the Cross" by Chip Brogden
http://www.chipbrogden.com/books/embrace-the-cross

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Live Blog From InCite 2017 – 40 Leadership Quotes From Perry Noble

Today I will be live blogging from the InCite 2017 Conference in Durham, NC.  InCite is about equipping you, whether a church or marketplace Leader, to lead without limits!
Injoy Stewardship Solutions has dispatched me to attend this amazing event as a way to invest in your growth.  They also want to invest in your leadership by offering you our latest FREE ebook Breaking The Next Growth Barrier: 10 Things Pastors Can Do To Break Down Growth Barriers by clicking HERE for your complimentary copy.
The morning’s final speaker was Perry Noble.  Perry is the founder and CEO of The Growth Company, an organization that is devoted to the success of other people.  He has also become a very good friend.
The following are 40 leadership quotes I captured from Perry’s very transparent session:
  1. I grew up in a Wesleyan church. They were saved.  Just mad about it.
  2. Before you build a multi-cultural ministry you have to be a multi-cultural person.
  3. One of the things I’m seeing in the church is a leader not executing the decision that needs to be made.
  4. When it comes to creativity, Disney has a mouse. We have the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit trumps the mouse every single time.
  5. It’s not vision that’s missing in the church.
  6. Ideas are crap. It’s execution that matters.  Jesus will not say, “Well thought.”  He will say, “Well done.”
  7. I don’t camp. I worked too hard to pretend to be homeless.
  8. When a person in a wartime situation seeks comfort more than obedience, that person will cease to be effective.
  9. Millennials leaving the church. What an opportunity for the church to make some changes and execute on reaching an unreached people group in our own backyard.
  10. God has never called the church to a fair fight. He will always set it up so He will get the glory.
  11. If the leader lives in fear, so will the people he or she leads.
  12. I believe in the power of prayer. But I also believe in perspiration.  Many church leaders are replacing hard work with prayer.  Did Noah pray the ark into existence?
  13. You didn’t qualify me and you can’t unqualify me.
  14. I’m not sure I want the Pharisees affirming my ministry.
  15. Thank God for women in the ministry. If it wouldn’t have been for the women we wouldn’t known the tomb was empty.
  16. If you want to do something that’s great, you got to be willing to handle the hate.
  17. Don’t let people on social media who have digital courage affect what God has called you to do.
  18. Don’t you love it when people who won’t do something tell you you can’t do something?
  19. If you haven’t done something, I don’t have to listen to your theory.
  20. The church is the only one dumb enough to buy books from people who haven’t done anything.
  21. Have you ever thought insecure parents are the ones who gave millennials 8th place trophies?
  22. If you’re going to reach millennials, you have to reach them on their phone.
  23. If you’re considering suicide, you need to be willing to ask for help.
  24. One of the biggest lies people say from the stage is, “All I need is Jesus.” Why did Jesus surround himself with community?
  25. Sometimes your presence is actually better than prayer.
  26. Jesus did not stand in Heaven and pray for us. He humbled Himself and came down to us.
  27. Here’s what you need to know about your pastor. He or she is really messed up.
  28. I drank too much and got fired. If I would have put on 75 lbs no one would have said a word.
  29. If a pastor is struggling, bring in an expert in that area, professional help.
  30. If I could do one thing over, I would have asked for help a lot sooner.
  31. I’m not mad at anybody.
  32. I did not meet one bad person in rehab. I just met good people who made bad decisions.
  33. In rehab God allowed me to recapture my pastor’s heart.
  34. If people follow Jesus long enough, eventually they will walk away from sin.
  35. There’s something great God is still doing in me.
  36. The best way I can serve the local church is to actually build one. I will be back in local church ministry one day.
  37. Instead of course correcting I celebrate doing the next right thing.
  38. What I know about people with arms folded (in disgust) is they have no lost friends.
  39. Alcohol is a truth serum. Let them have two drinks and ask them why they don’t go to church.
  40. Church people need to quit expecting unchurched people to live Godly lives.
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5 Signs Of An Ineffective Leader


Have you ever worked for an ineffective leader?  It is simply a measurement in self-control as you wait for that person to improve, be transferred, or even replaced.  So what are the warning signs of an ineffective leader?
Recently, the team at BELAY Solutions wrote an incredible post about ineffective virtual team managers.  As I read their post I had two thoughts – 1. This principles apply to anyone in a leadership position and 2. My audience needs this content.
Before getting to their post, last month hundreds of took advantage of BELAY’s free ebook 9 Reasons To ReThink Your Approach To Staffing.  It is an incredible resource.  BELAY’s CEO Bryan Miles and review four additional case studies at the end to reconsider your approach to staffing!  Click HERE or on the images provided to get your FREE Ebook now.
Now as promised, the following is 5 Signs Of An Ineffective Leader:
It’s not unusual for people to reach roles of increasing seniority without going through strategic training or formal preparation for advancement. This, alone, is not necessarily a cause for undue caution, as examples abound of managers who honed their skills through on-the-job exposure, unofficial mentorship or just a personal commitment to hard work and self-directed learning.
But this also means that a number of supervisors and managers achieved roles of influence without the benefit of formal leadership development programs, absent incremental steps in the vetting process and without true procedural accountability. The good news is that many leadership skills can be taught – or leaders in development have a natural affinity for them. Skills like good communication, positive interpersonal rapport, time management, customer service and adherence to policy are par for the course when it comes to inspiring teams, supervising people and being accountable for processes.
But what about the strengths needed to manage a virtual team as a remote employee? Experience and anecdotes show that those who oversee remote teams need to maintain age-old managerial best practices, but there are some particulars that set such leaders apart. For example, in Training Industry, BELAY’s Tricia Sciortino talks about the importance of three factors in managing virtual teams effectively – being technologically aware, focusing on employee culture and being mindful of employment laws.
On the other side of the coin, however, there may be clues that a remote manager just isn’t up to the task. So what are some signs that a manager of virtual teams is failing or would benefit from additional development? These signal a potentially slippery slope in the efficacy of your virtual team’s manager.

They’re out of sight – and seem to be out of mind.

It’s one thing for a remote employee to report to someone they rarely see or may never meet in person. That can be negotiated through technology and purposeful, consistent outreach. But it’s another to work for an individual who routinely “ghosts” the team or seems to be operating almost entirely in the shadows. Perhaps they never learned by example how to manage remotely or maybe they’re conflicted over what leadership looks like in a virtual structure. Either way, when leaders of virtual teams seem inaccessible or are unresponsive, and when they are not proactive about communicating, they are abdicating core responsibilities.

Their communication leaves much to be desired.Poor-Communication

Not everyone has the gift of gab (in fact, introverts can be good leaders), but managers who do their jobs virtually must showcase a strong competency for communication, and that doesn’t just mean talking. This pertains to all forms of outreach and correspondence such as email, voicemail, instant messaging, collaborative documents and text messages. Content that is ambiguous, instructions that are unclear, next steps that are left incomplete and feedback that unintentionally sets the wrong tone are signs that a managerial communications tune-up is in order.

They measure time spent online (or anywhere else), not results.

Some organizations use time-tracking software and other tools intended to monitor virtual employees’ presence and productivity. Such tools can provide valuable metrics that affect time management and overall efficiency. But some managers still appraise performance according to indicators such as these, which monitor things like keystrokes, mouse clicks or even webcam activity. This is the virtual equivalent of micromanaging according to how long a remote worker sits at his or her desk – a shortsighted and incomplete way to assess distributed workforces. On a related note, according to Gallup, adopting a strengths-based model for assessing performance is more informative and enlightening than the annual review (which, in some organizations, does focus on tasks and time rather than outcomes).

They’re impersonal.Impersonal-Manager

When people work from home, it takes more effort, avenues and resources to stay connected. It also takes a deliberate approach to create and sustain workplace relationships. With a virtual team, there is no watercooler. There’s no breakroom, and there are no rides in the elevator for casual chats or quick catch-ups. Virtual managers have no lesser reason to know the basics about the people on their team, from birthdays and hobbies to personal factors that could be influencing work-life flow. In this Atlantic piece about “The Fear of Feelings at Work,” psychologist Susan David details the benefits of managers viewing their employees more holistically. And this includes some degree of emotional connectivity.

They blame technology (or anything else).

Just because people work remotely doesn’t demand that they become IT wizards overnight – if ever. But those who serve on a virtual basis must develop some level of familiarity and comfort with technology. So much of the work done away from a physical office depends on technology. From cloud-based document collaboration and storage applications to online meeting and presentation software, work-from-homers rely on technology to do their jobs. Managers, if even they use only a few programs on a consistent basis, must work to stay technologically open and informed.
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15 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From War For The Planet Of The Apes


Today I saw War For The Planet Of The Apes.  I’m torn.  The make-up, cinematography, and acting, especially the performance of Andy Serkis as Caesar, is magnificent.  Unfortunately, the story drags on in places and is, well often boring.  Too much time was spent tracking the Colonel and in a concentration camp.  In fact, maybe it was the result of some travel challenges I had on Saturday, but I briefly fell asleep.  Once again, it could just be me.  I would love to hear your thoughts.
In this movie, Caesar basically plays the role of Moses.  He leads his people out of bondage, through the desert and into the promised land.  SPOILER ALERT – and he also does not get to enter the promised land but will become a legendary figure.
There is one GD during the climatic battle scene.  This movie is simply a tour de force for Andy Serkis.  Hugh Jackman in Logan is still my Oscar favorite but Serkis should be nominated.  If you want to see an iconic acting performance, then see this movie.
The following are 15 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From War For The Planet Of The Apes:
  1. Great Leaders Protect Their Teams – Caesar said, “Koba started this war.  I fight only to protect apes.”
  2. There Are Costs All Successful Leaders Must Be Willing To Pay – Because of Caesar’s influence and position, it resulted in his wife and son being killed by the Colonel.
  3. If You Want To Travel Fast Travel Alone.  If You Want To Travel Far You Will Need A Team. – Caesar set out alone to gain revenge on the Colonel.  However, some of his most loyal allies joined him on the journey.
  4. Great Communicators Make Memorable Statements – Caesar gave his memorable quote several times throughout the movie, “Apes together strong.”
  5. Great Leaders Protect Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves – After finding an orphaned girl, Caesar told Maurice, “We can’t take her Maurice.”  To which he replied, “I know but I can’t leave her alone.”
  6. Great Leaders Have A Sole Focus – Caesar had one objective throughout the movie – find and kill the Colonel.  And he was willing to go alone if he had to.
  7. Great Leaders Leave A Great Legacy – Caesar said, “This is my fight. I may not make it back. Make sure my son knows who his father was.”
  8. One Person’s Character Does Not Determine Yours – Caesar told the Colonel, “I did not start this war. I offered you peace. I showed you mercy. But now you’re here. To finish us off… for good.”
  9. Great Leaders Give Their People Courage – While imprisoned in a concentration camp, Caesar gave the other apes the courage to quit being slaves.
  10. Great Leaders Make Great Sacrifices For Their Teams – After stopping their work, the Colonel began flogging a random ape as punishment.  Caesar then stepped in and took the flogging on behalf of the ape under his leadership.
  11. Great Leaders Meet Their Team’s Basic Needs – Caesar requested of the Colonel, “Apes need food and water.”
  12. Great Leaders Give People An Ethos, Culture and Identity – With Caesar facing death, the other apes all gave him the sign “Apes Together Strong!”  Leadership and vision had been transferred.
  13. Great Leaders Must Pace Themselves To Have Something Left After Achieving Success – Did you know more people dying coming down after ascending Mount Everest than climbing it?  The principle is many leaders give everything they have for a task and have nothing left afterwards.  After freeing the apes and getting them to their final home in the desert, Caesar died.
  14. There Is No Success Without Succession – Caesar’s final words were “Apes are strong with or without me.”
  15. Do Not Prioritize Work Over Family – Caesar died with his right-hand ape Maurice beside him rather than his family.  Poor choice.
Let me know your thoughts.
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