Tag: Immediate

Lifelong Development…

Southwest Airlines offers a program called “Rapid Rewards.” The incentive is to fly Southwest Airlines and accumulate points that convert into rewards, i.e. free flights or merchandise.

The marketing terminology appeals to the desire and drive of our culture for the immediate. 

With the use of microwaves, computers, cell phones, and high speed internet, we expect everything in an instant.

Often times, leaders want to take a class, read a book, or search the internet to find everything about leadership. Lifelong development does not appeal.

While immediacy may bring benefits or consequences, we are better served to learn that God shapes us over a lifetime.

Effective Action…

Too often the thought of making changes involves a future time, the first of next week, next year, or some other date.

When it comes to changes we need to make, why put them off for another time? If we need to make them, then we should make them now.

Peter Drucker said, “We are creating tomorrow’s society of citizens through the social sector, everybody is a leader, everybody is responsible, everybody. Self-assessment can and should convert good intentions and knowledge into effective action – not next year but tomorrow morning.”

When we examine where we are and where we need to be, applying our knowledge into immediate effective action is where growth occurs.