Disney Institute: Fueling a Culture of Innovation From ‘Creativity, Inc.’

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The folks over at Disney Institute are spotlighting resources that inspire their team on the topics of business leadership, culture, service, brand loyalty, creativity and innovation. One of their recent reads is Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand In the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar Animation.

In the book, Catmull says: “I believe that everyone has the potential to be creative.” What this means is, if everyone has creative potential, we must be very intentional in our actions as leaders in order to unleash it as a force for continuous innovation.

Creativity and innovation is the product of intentional leadership. Continue reading

5 Tips for Engaging Youth Volunteers

“[The world's hope] is to rely on youth . . . not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Today, there are many youth who want to make a difference and serve their community, yet are often overlooked as possible resources in volunteer mobilization. Here are 5 Tips for Engaging Youth Volunteers via VolunteerMatch.org.

A Tribute to S. Truett Cathy | Founder of Chick-fil-A

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Remembering S. Truett Cathy

Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder and Chairman Emeritus

In a message sent to employees on Monday, September 8, 2014, Chick-fil-A® announced that its founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy, died at 1:35 a.m. at the age of 93. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. Read the full obituary here.

S. Truett Cathy was “a godly man, a wise husband and father, a business genius, a creative innovator, a humble servant of Jesus Christ with rock-ribbed integrity, a generous philanthropist, and one who loved greatly, cared deeply for the poor, especially disadvantaged kids, and used his life and work to benefit others.” Continue reading

Missions Report: Prisoners’ Kids, Orphans, and Romani Gypsies

One of the unique aspects about Breakaway Outreach is that we are not only committed to serving the under-served children and at-risk youth in our communities, but we are consistently making disciples by empowering, equipping, and mobilizing these same kids to grow spiritually and serve others.

Two great pictures of this are seen in Antwon and Ryan.
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World Cup: Tim Howard Gives All Glory To God

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The internet has been abuzz over U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard’s valiant performance in Tuesday’s 2-1 knockout loss to Belgium in the World Cup. Howard recorded 16 saves, the most of any World Cup keeper since 1966, when the tournament started recording such stats.

Thousands of people have already signed a White House petition launched Tuesday, seeking to Change the name of Washington National Airport (DCA) to “Tim Howard National Airport”.

Not long after Howard’s fortress-like defense on Tuesday, someone changed the Wikipedia entry for “United States Secretary of Defense” to feature the goalkeeper instead of Chuck Hagel, the actual defense secretary. The page was quickly updated, but not before the change made the rounds online.

Howard himself gives all glory to God for his achievements. Continue reading