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    Extraordinary

    I witnessed something extraordinary last night when, just a few hours before boarding Turkish Airlines for our international trip, my team of teenagers gathered for dinner in the home of one of our organization’s senior leaders. As we ate, we observed a tradition that has become one of our ICC culture’s defining moments for every team we commission: Prayer ‘n’ Share time. While we visit over dinner, each member shares something they are looking forward to and something they’d like prayer for. The sharing last night was so precious. Team members were both anxious and excited about the travel, foods, encountering new people, and cultural experiences. Then the extraordinary happened.…

  • When your Fifth Grader is the Teacher… - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
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    When your Fifth Grader is the Teacher…

    Notes from Millennials on the Future of Education Author’s Note: This blog post was originally written in 2012. Since that time the research has confirmed still more of these insights and the foresight of the Millennials interviewed. It is reposted here with minor edits. The year 2025 is closer now, and providing a truly Christian educational option to families has never been more important – around the globe.   “What do you want Christian teachers to know now to get ready for your children?” While sharing coffee and thoughtful dialogue with a table of 19- to 22-year-olds back in 2012, my perspective on education was broadened as these young adults…

  • If I’m Unhappy With The Way Things Are, Why Can’t I Change? - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
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    If I’m Unhappy With The Way Things Are, Why Can’t I Change?

    We join others – organizations, friend groups, and like-minded communities – for a shared vision. We want to make a difference in the world – or at least in ourselves. Why don’t our best intentions consistently result in the change we hope for? There’s a huge barrier to positive transformation – one that continually makes change hard. This looming barricade to our success is comprised of our own beliefs and assumptions. We want to influence positive change, but our beliefs and assumptions continually pull us back. And unless we make a change to them, we won’t stop being tugged away from that vision of a better future. And here’s the…

  • Multi-Generational Teams - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
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    Multi-Generational Teams

    Originally posted at the Christian Leadership Alliance Blog Shifting from Frustration to Momentum “Nobody wants that!” These words expressed the sentiment of just about every organizational leader at the end of our annual international convention. Senior leaders left frustrated and exhausted. Younger workers felt devalued and overlooked. I was annoyed… angry…hurt… numb. Did I cause this? How could I have worked against the very ministry I passionately toiled to advance? I replayed their painful words of misunderstanding for days. The next week our ministry got intentional about creating multi-generational teams. I devoted myself to designing a culture fueled by multi generational leadership. I studied multi generational teams inside and outside of…

  • Change is Hard - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
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    Change is Hard

    I was a competitive swimmer in high school. My coach encouraged me to become a distance swimmer – which is still an appropriate metaphor for my life. There was a joke that I was last off the starting blocks and first to the wall: slow starts, fast turns, strong finishes, building perseverance and endurance. Thoughts to revisit another time. When I switched to distance swimming, Coach Casci decided I must change my stroke. If you’ve ever been an athlete or a musician, you know a change like this is hard. It was so hard. His coaching ignited a series of personal changes in me. First, I hated him. Only for…

  • Becoming Transformers - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
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    Becoming Transformers

    In the 1980s, the Japanese playmaker Takara launched a series of toys called the Transformers. Shortly after that, the Transformers film series was released, generating a global sensation and taking us on a journey through an out-of-this-world story. You might know the story. There is war in another galaxy far, far away between the Opticons and the Decepticons. (Not too hard to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, is it?) They bring their war to planet Earth. To continue the warring, they need to inhabit other bodies, so they take the forms of vehicles. They become working cars and fire engines and helicopters.…

  • Discovering the Treasure of Rest by Nancy Reece - Guest Poster on TeresaMoon.org
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    Discovering the Treasure of Rest:
    Guest Post by Nancy Reece

    What if you could accomplish ALL you need to do and feel rested – even refreshed – while doing it? What would it feel like for your coaching, your leadership, your parenting to be described as calming and energizing? We’ve got the tools you need for a refreshing, calming, energizing year. After decades in executive leadership and then executive coaching, Nancy Reece has discovered how to accomplish more by doing less. Now Nancy mentors and equips women leaders to choose well, lead well, and love well. Nancy will unpack her treasure box of tools for us at iCON, July 1-6, 2019.     I frequently talk with people about rest…

  • Dr. Moon on iWork4Him
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    Dr. Moon Is Not Stressed:
    A Radio Interview

    The title’s a take byway of a recent blog from Dr Teresa Moon, “I’m Not Stressed”, who’s the founding President and CEO of the Institute for Cultural Communicators, and the good Doctor popped by our roaming studio – courtesy of CLA – to chat about how her organization equips youth to integrate lessons from both high-tech and high-touch learning environments for real- world application. Reposted from iWork4Him with permission.