Lead Like a Leader, Not a Poser

So you lied on your resume in order to secure a job, you lied to the people you work with about your qualifications, and then you go off an do a non-apology apology in a memo sent out to thousands of your employees, expecting them to back you. Are you serious? Scott Thompson pulled the wool over … Read more about Lead Like a Leader, Not a Poser

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Ten

THE OVERLAPPING TRANSITION [A FEW MORE IMPLICATIONS] The overlapping transition Mark describes here in chapter teen begins as an illustration of the game Frogger and morphs into more of the reality we see today, where young teens are standing on the edge of the bank of a river like Frogger, yet … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Ten

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Nine

WHITE-HOT TEMPORARY [EARLY ADOLESCENT CULTURE] "When we treat them as consumers, they play their part very well." [p. 155]  A small quote such as the one above should give us all, those who minister to and alongside young teens, pause. We should take in that statement and really do some … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Nine

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Eight

OPERATING SYSTEM UPGRADE [SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT] Leave it alone. Throw it out. Work it out. These are the three options young teens work through when it comes to the development of their faith in the space and time between concrete and abstract thinking. What happens in this transition time is … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Eight

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Seven

I CAN DO IT! JUST DON’T LEAVE ME. [INDEPENDENCE]  This is the ultimate tension of adolescence that is perfectly expressed in the age and space of young teens. They want and desire a deep sense of freedom, what parents may think of as a “hands-off” policy, yet what they truly need are clearly … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Seven

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Six

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER! [RELATIONAL CHANGE] Hitting hard, this chapter explores the relational shift a young teen goes through upon and throughout adolescence. It is about the transition from choosing friendships based on proximity versus friendships based on affinity. This transition is normally … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Six

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Five

ROLLER-COASTER FREAK SHOW [EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT] It is like everything is coming out, directed almost aimlessly, completely uncontrollable; irregardless of consequences and impact. Emotions are the topic of conversation that come out of Mark’s book in chapter five. He lists these new-found … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Five

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Four

MIND-WARP [COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT] Have you ever wondered why young teens are the way they are? Why at times it seems as if they are completely engaged with you one moment and the next they are off playing games in their mind as they stare off into space? Having worked with young teens now for … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Four