What’s old is new again (Leg Day)

Twelve Pax, took the Daily Red Pill (DRP) this morning and got better because for it.

The Pax: Squirrel, Flying Tomato, Waldorf, Wrangler, Magic, McFly, Neo, Scout, Beano, CPT D, FroYo, and Roadhouse!

The Scene: Wonderful morning to me out in the Gloom

Warm Up:  N/A

The Thang:    

Round 1

  • Squats                                   40
  • People’s Chair                    1 minute
  • Rest 15 seconds
  • Squats                                   40
  • People’s Chair                    1 minute
  • Rest 15 seconds
  • Squats                                   40
  • People’s Chair                    1 minute       — Rest 30 seconds

Round 2

  • Right Leg Reverse Lunge w/ Knee drive         30
  • Rest 15 seconds
  • Left Leg Reverse Lunge w/ Knee drive           30
  • Rest 15 seconds
  • Right Leg Reverse Lunge w/ Knee drive         30
  • Rest 15 seconds
  • Left Leg Reverse Lunge w/ Knee drive           30  — Rest 30 seconds

Round 3

  • 20 Right Leg step Ups
  • 20 Left leg step down.  Right foot on wall, left foot taps the ground & back up
  • 20 Right Leg step Ups
  • Flapjack

Mosey around the AO and stop at the playground for – some Belly Aiken Abs

  • The 100
  • 10 Xs & Os
  • 20 WWII Situps
  • 30 Freddy Mercury’s In cadence
  • 40 Flutter kick In cadence
  • 30 LBCs In Cadence
  • The 100

To the Parthajohn for some Jump Squats and Howling Monkeys  — ran out of time

Announcements/Prayer requests:  100 Moore Men coming!  Prayers for Roadhouse’s upcoming surgery and Squirrel’s 2.0 (Annina) as she looks toward knee surgery.

Beano lead us out with a fantastic prayer.

 

MOLESKINE: What’s old is new again….in leadership

Successful Pro leadership tips can be found just about anywhere nowadays.  I pulled out a book from the 6thcentury BC that my M has sitting around the house.  The Tao Te Ching 

Now, YHC loves the wisdom nuggets found in the Tao Te Ching, but I think they got it wrong as being “the way”.  I believe The Way is Christ!!  Let’s cut them a little slack however, Jesus wasn’t born for another 500 years or so.

Be strong, but lead with softness

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.  What is soft is strong.”

There is a clear difference between controlling a team and leading a team, and everyone benefits from the latter. Leading involves an element of softness.  Observing the gifts that each person brings, and then finding how to fit those gifts into the puzzle that lies before the team.  Water will wear away the rock, not because of its power, but because of it’s persistence.  A steady and consistent soft voice will prevail.  Or…as Teddy said:

Be an example

“A good leader guides by good example. A bad leader resorts to force and intrigue.” and “Being calm and contented himself, he sets an example for his people.” ~ Lao Tzu (circa 6th century BC)

Both of these passages reflect an emphasis on the need to lead by example. Once you achieve a leadership position, it’s crucial that you set the tone for the rest of the team. If the leader is collected, then it makes it easier for the rest of the team to stay calm as well.  Kevin Bacon anyone? 

A leader who is constantly frazzled or angry demonstrates that’s the tenor of the organization, and others are likely to follow suit.  Follow the breath, always the breath.  When you think you can’t take another idiot at the door of your office, hear another complaint, teach another lesson – breathe.  It’s a gift from God we can use freely to be in the moment, the holy moment, and gather ourselves to remind that even a  soft touch or a steady message spoken softly can be strong!

Aye!

 

 

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