March 30

1. Did an exercise to explore what their values were in terms of promptness. It turned out we all share the same values as to the subject so punctuality should be more the norm ;-)

2. Discussed intro & ch 1 of "The Truth About You."
It was a very healthy discussion. We learned that this book will be an easy read, but the time and energy to do the assignments well along the way, is where the keys to success will lie.

We will discuss this book in detail weekly and skip a "Master Class" in this 4-week block.

March 23

Discussed the Donald Miller book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. All the guys loved the book; most even completed it ahead of schedule. Had our best book discussion yet.
Our new book is Marcus Buckingham's The Truth About You. It's an abbreviated version of his strengths info accompanied by a DVD and a notebook.
Reading schedule:

Mar 30th: intro & ch 1
April 6th: ch 2 & 3
April 13th: ch 4 & 5

March 16

(No meeting. Leadership Summit @ IUK)

March 9

Field Trip / Leadership lesson with Mark Lee, President & CEO, Dream Solutions Marketing, Noblesville IN.

Derek, Brandon and I had an invaluable time with Mark. Click here (PDF) to read thru the "Life Lessons" he shared with us. People like this are making this Protege experience rich!

March 2

  • Mark Malin Master Class
1) "If God says it, do it."
2) "Know thy self."
3) "Be a life-long learner"
4) "PRAY!"

Have read by these dates:
Mar 9: pg 3 to 93
Mar 16: 97 to 168
Mar 23: 171 to 250

Recast expectations:
  • No more grace on missing Quadrant II assignments: blog posts, reading, promptness
  • New expectation: work as a group to encourage each other to accomplish tasks.

Next week: Field Trip to Noblesville, Mark Lee & Dream Solutions Marketing