Saturday, March 28, 2009

24 and Strengths Finder...

As many of you know I am a fan of "24." Jack Bauer is awesome...it was a cool fight scene two weeks ago ending with a screw driver in the bad guys chest...Jack then pulled it out of the guys chest to start a truck that he needed to steal. You may also know that I am a fan of Strengths Finder test from "Now, Discover Your Strengths" and the cheapest way to take the test is to buy "Strengths Finder 2.0" and right now I am reading "Strengths Based Leadership" (I like the way they present your strengths in four domains of leadership). Anyway, I really appreciated the input one of my seminary professors gave me using the Strengths Finder and Myers-Briggs profiles...I liked it so much that I want to learn how to assess and profile people for their benefit and growth. That said, the way to learn is to practice so I am going to take a shot at assessing what Jack Bauer's Strengths Finder would be. Here goes...

WOO - This stands for "Winning Others Over". I see that Jack loves the challenge of meeting new people. He gets great satisfaction from breaking the tension in the room (maybe tension he created but still...) and making connections with others.

Realtor - It is easy to tell that Jack enjoys getting close to others. He clearly is loyal to his country and finds deep satisfaction in working hard with others to achieve the goal set before him.

Positivity - Jack is contagious. People are always after him on "24" and my friends are always talking about him (I hope J. Crew starts to sell that man bag he carried). He is able to get others fired up about what they are doing or going to do.

Harmony - When I watch "24" I can clearly see that Jack does not like conflict; he is quick to put an end to any dispute...with force if he has to. Jack looks for consensus…even thought he mostly makes decision on his own, he almost always agrees with himself.

Empathy - Jack has good discernment and can sense the feelings of others. Jack almost always knows what others are feeling or are going to be feeling before they themselves know.

Thanks for giving me this shot...I am growing and hope to nail the art of assessing soon.

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Time...

I have been away for a while, lots of weekends away speaking and the past 8 days on a family vacation to Disney. I should be back on the blogger more in the next few weeks but if you want to follow more closely you should check a few places...

Youth Ministry Geek: Great tech in ministry page I contribute to.
Twitter: Get a free account and follow me for daily updates.
Facebook: Let's be friends...updates, pics, conversation, etc.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MUVEE - DISCOUNT

This is the auto slide show creating software we talked about at NYMC. They just sent me a discount code for all you attendees. Take advantage of this before the end of the month.

Here is a code that will give you $10 off muvee Reveal at www.muvee.com for the entire month of March. "10MH09REVEAL" You will be asked for the code at checkout.

www.worshiphousemedia.com

For those of you who came to my tech workshop at the NYMC you know I had a bunch of free stuff and discounts. On of the ministries that cam through big time was Worship House Media. I just wanted to remind you that their discount code is "youthmin" and that is good for 40% off this month (up to a $60 purchase).