Three Ways To Demonstrate Courage – Live Blogging Catalyst West With Patrick Lencioni

Live Blogging From Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group. This firm is dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Lencioni is also the author of The Advantage.

Jesus wasn’t just spiritual. He was fully God and fully man. He suffered profusely for us and He didn’t have to.

The suffering Jesus went through was so profound so I decided I had to start my talk with the ending (Sorry, I’m not going to spoil it for you just yet).

Suffering is part of our lives. It is redemptive. This doesn’t mean you want to suffer.

Live-Blogging From Catalyst West

I’ve had the pleasure to bring you live blog updates from Catalyst Atlanta over the years. Today, I have the pleasure to introduce you to another Catalyst conference. Catalyst West takes place in Irvine, California at Mariners Church.

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This coming Thursday and Friday, you will see the blog explode with new content. I’ll be sharing content from the speakers at Catalyst West and posting a summary of their talks shortly after they’ve finished up.

I hope you’re as excited about this as I am. I can’t wait to share with you the thoughts of the following leaders:

Andy Stanley

Lysa Terkeurst

Patrick Lencioni

Erwin McManus

Bob Goff

Danielle Strickland

Carlos Whittaker

Robert Madu

Graham Cooke

Jay and Katherine Wolf

The theme for Catalyst West remains Of Good Courage. So each speaker will share how leaders can become more courageous and lead through fear and doubt.

The Case For Reading Fiction Books In The New Year

Epic stories that span the length of time. Space operas telling the story of a battle never won. Fantasy lands brought to life in vivid color through the minds of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other fiction writers.

There’s a magic behind fiction books. One that draws readers into a story deeper than themselves. One that helps readers to remember and understand the story better than any non-fiction book will ever do.

Why leaders should read fiction books

I still remember the stories I read as a child. Peter Cottontail, the various Star Wars novels, the Tortoise and the Hare. These novels and fables told a story that engaged my imagination and helped me live in another world.

They also did something else. According to research, reading fiction books transforms the readers. Not only do they get taken to far away worlds, readers become something new.