The Digital Digest is weekly email sharing a few hand-selected articles, videos, or podcasts you may find interesting and helpful, from what I’m learning in my pursuit to follow Jesus fully and lead well in our digital world.
I’m committed to learning and hope you are too!
Here are this week’s finds:
Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.
The Best Time To Get Your Work Done
“Let’s be honest: everyone’s productivity ebbs and flows at work.”
You’ve experienced that, right? Times when you’re crushing it and times when you feel like a slug.
“We peak in productivity around 11AM. We get most of our work done earlier in the week. We rush to complete tasks in October, before the holiday season. And most importantly, getting stuff done after lunch is an uphill battle.”
This research explains when and why you are most productive.
How To Make It Better – And Keep Going
At Epic.Church we live and work by the value of continual improvement: “make it better.”
This article describes how to instill that in your work – in a way that lasts – by tapping into the new power of digital and analytics to help large groups of leaders internalize the routines and habits needed for continuous improvement at scale.
How 2 Minutes Of Changing Your Body Posture Can Change Your Brain
“Our nonverbals govern how other people think and feel about us. But, do our nonverbals govern how we think and feel about ourselves?”
In this fantastic Ted Talk, Amy Cuddy explains how body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are
(21 min video)
MLK’s Top Six
In his book The Stride Toward Freedom, Dr. King lays out six principles for resisting evil nonviolently.
- Nonviolence is resistance, not passivity.
It is the courageous, active confrontation of evil by the power of love.
- Nonviolence seeks an end to hostilities by winning a friend.
The end result should be redemption and reconciliation.
- Nonviolence attacks injustice not people.
It recognizes that evildoers are also victims and not evil themselves.
- Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
It avoids both physical and internal violence.
- Nonviolence believes suffering is redemptive and transformative.
Like Christ on the cross, it takes on suffering without retaliation. It is the willingness to take on suffering in order to right wrongs.
- Nonviolence believes the universe is on the side of justice.
God is the God of justice and the sacrificial cross of Christ has already defeated evil.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
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