Character Development

Humility

” For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”  - Luke 14:11

Lately, I was just very irritated and gets really angry right away. For some reason, my short fuse became even shorter. I shouted at some poor boy who disregarded my advice not to spray water/soap on my windshield but he did. On the road, whenever someone cuts me, it’s almost guaranteed that I’ll cut him back. And my wife gently rebuked me about this bad behavior of mine. I was still trying to justify myself, my actions, but the truth is, she’s right. I’m being arrogant, boastful, and worst not Christ like whenever I’m driving. 

And after that, I thanked the Lord for showing me things about my character that I needed to submit to His power and His grace. On this area, I needed to repent and ask the Lord’s help because I can’t be a nice guy on the wheels on my own. 

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Jeremy Passion Concert

Been following and listening to Passion since 2008 or 2009 and only last night that I was able to see him perform live. It’s extra special since I’m with my special someone – wife. Inspiring music and he spoke much love to his Mom and grand mom by dedicating songs to them. He spoke about his walk with God. Encouraging for me because of this young man’s platform to give honor to the Lord.

Check out his youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/user/passionsf

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Jeremy Passion Concert

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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.

Bad managers cost businesses billions of dollars each year, and having too many of them can bring down a company. The only defense against this massive problem is a good offense, because when companies get these decisions wrong, nothing fixes it. Businesses that get it right, however, and hire managers based on talent will thrive and gain a significant competitive advantage.

Managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores across business units, Gallup estimates. This variation is in turn responsible for severely low worldwide employee engagement. Gallup reported in two large-scale studies in 2012 that only…

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How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Omar Cruz:

Something to Keep In Mind.

Originally posted on Quartz:

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.

“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent book. “That’s silly.”

Horowitz told Quartz that two companies that do some of the best training are, Facebook, on the engineering side, and Twitter for management. (Andreessen Horowitz has invested in both companies) 

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As of 2007, the company didn’t really train people, Horowitz says.

“It caused a lot of misunderstandings in the product architecture, which caused performance issues, which caused a pretty large crisis in the company,” Horowitz says.

The following year, Facebook began a program led by engineer Andrew Bosworth called Facebook Bootcamp. It’s a seven week on-boarding program for new engineers and project managers. They’re immersed in the company’s…

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Europe....

Amen and Amen. :)

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Europe….

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