“Neither a title, a degree, nor desire makes someone a leader. Being a leader is based upon three elements: a calling from God, character that honors God, and the competencies that enable the person to effectively pursue the vision God entrusts to them.” – George Barna
As we continue to work diligently as the Body of Christ to teach our children and youth the most important things in life I am aware of the divergence that is occurring in education with an ever widening chasm between secular education and an excellent academic education grounded in the Christian Faith. However, I am blessed to learn from those who are blazing new trails and was intrigued by this quote from Guy Kawasaki who is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped launch the Macintosh phenomena of the mid 80’s:
Guy Kawasaki recently gave an audience some helpful advice: Effective communication is concise. He was asked what he felt business schools should do a better job of teaching. He replied as follows:
“They should teach students how to communicate in five-sentence e-mails and with 10-slide PowerPoint presentations. If they just taught every student that, American business would be much better off because no one wants to read “War and Peace” e-mails. Who has the time? Ditto with 60 PowerPoint slides for a one-hour meeting. What you learn in school is the opposite of what happens in the real world. In school, you’re always worried about minimums. You have to reach 20 pages or you have to have a certain number of slides. Then you get out in the real world and you think you have to have a minimum of 20 pages and 60 slides.”
I’m beyond 5 sentences! Have a great and grace filled day in Christ!