Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (Part 3)

Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they continue their discussion on the importance of great communication along with practical ideas to help you along the way!Works cited:

  • One Year Living as an Evangelical
  • The Gospel of Matthew

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (part 2)

Middle schoolers argue, it is part of what they are. But it is a teaching opportunity! Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they help you navigate how to teach children how they and their thoughts/feelings tie into a greater fabric of communication/family/identity!

Middle schoolers argue, it is part of what they are. But it is a teaching opportunity:

  • To teach them in this, reframe the situation for them;
  • Affirm their identity -state the obvious if you need to:
  • Encourage them;

But always remember to pick your battles.

We are in a time of social upheaval, so identity is critically important.

Narrative requires hearing, listening, responding, for it to be a narrative.

Teach children how they and their thoughts/feelings tie into a greater fabric of communication/family/identity

Honor conveys something of value that is passed from group to individual, and individual to group.

Communication= Me, thee, we. When you arrive at we, then you have communicated.

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring

Communication is what allows you to have a relationship.

  • Legos
  • Playmobile
  • Facebook

Key terms:

  • Mirroring
  • Negotiation
  • Deferment of Gratification
  • Dialectic Communication

If you’re all about yourself, there can be no communication.


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Dr. Laura Sherwood on Leadership

Dr. Laura Sherwood, Director of leadership at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD is joining us for today’s show to continue our discussion on leadershipDr. Laura Sherwood, Director of leadership at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD is joining us for today’s show to continue our discussion on leadership. She explains that everyone is a leader and we must decide what kind of leader we most want to be.

John Witherspoon College is a great books college, with the goal of developing and graduating world class leaders from an accredited college with no debt. –

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Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 

What is a Leader? ”

A leader is someone of influence.” – John Maxwell

How do we teach leadership?

By example. The life we live. Be an example to rest and reflect. Seek the kingdom of God first.

There are 5 levels of leadership and/or Discipleship (Good leadership is to become a servant leader) according to John Maxwell

Level 1: Position. This is the lowest level of leadership—the entry level. …

Level 2 – Permission. Making the shift from Position to Permission brings a person’s first real step into leadership. …

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Level 5: The Pinnacle.

 

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John Maxwell on Leadership The 5 Levels of Leadership 

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The Importance of Leadership with NCFCA Executive Director, Kim Cromer

The Importance of Leadership with NCFCA's Executive Director, Kim Cromer on the Soft Skills 101 PodcastKim Cromer is the Executive Director of the NCFCA, the 3rd largest Speech and Debate Club in the United States, made up primarily of homeschoolers. As the Director of NCFCA, Kim takes seriously the goal to train up winsome communicators who can lead others well.

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How does Speech and Debate teach leadership skills?

  1. Students must articulate goals
  2. Clarify objectives
  3. Understand how to welcome people
  4. Develop relationships
  5. Give opinions and have conversations with people who don’t believe in what they believe in -develop the ability to participate in civil discourse!

Why is leadership important? Because of the great commission!

We are all called to Go and Tell!

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Leaders Serve: Learn Teamwork, Learn Leadership

Learn Teamwork, Learn Leadership - this week's episode on the Soft Skills 101 Podcast.Leaders Serve: Learn Teamwork, Learn Leadership:  In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we interview the imitable Meryl Van De Merve, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Meryl runs Funda Funda Academy, which offers amazing opportunities for your kids to develop their Soft Skills.

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” Being a leader is being someone who others want to work with.” Meryl Van de Merve

This episode is kicking off the Soft Skill of Leadership. Meryl is the coach for Science Olympiad and has coached students to the number #1 position more than once. We’ll talk about how programs like The Science Olympiad develop Soft Skills in general and Leadership Skills, in particular, amongst the participants

Meryl talks about how they choose Student Leaders from among the team mates. They look for those with a work ethic, integrity and and a desire to serve others.

Matthew 20:26 “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant…

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Time Management with Dr. Melanie Wilson

Hey Friends!  In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!Hey Friends!

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!

Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to the God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.”

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Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads. Habakkuk 2:2

Time Management Tips from Melanie!

  1. Know your Why – create a vision board; write it down!
  2. Make Good Habits easier – define productive time. Encourage yourself. Do the thing that will help you the most.
  3. Make Bad Habits harder – develop strategies for blocking distractions
  4. Develop Time Boundaries – focus on what is in front of you. Multi-tasking doesn’t work. When your family has your full attention, it creates trust and peace in your home.

“What your family wants most from you, Mom, is your happiness!” Dr. Melanie Wilson

Distraction Management

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we are going to talk about Distraction Management. Of course one of the best ways to manage distractions is to manage your time! We’ll cover phone, social media, emails and kid distractions!Hey Friends!

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we are going to talk about Distraction Management. Of course one of the best ways to manage distractions is to manage your time! We’ll cover phone, social media, emails and kid distractions!

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

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Distraction Management

With the plethora of gizmos, gadgets and tech at our fingertips, it’s so easy to get distracted! Each distraction costs us over 23 minutes; in other words, every time we are distracted, we spend 23 minutes chasing bunny trails, before we get back on track! But the reality is that distraction isn’t about technology, it’s about how we fill our time.

“Distraction, at its core, is this: confusion about what matters. Curt Stienhorst

Being distracted can have negative consequences:

  • Multitasking can lead to information getting stored in the wrong part of the brain.
  • The brain isn’t designed for multitasking; if you switch back and forth between tasks often enough, it can lead to feeling disoriented and exhausted.
  • Your brain produces more cortisol, a stress hormone, when you multi-task, and can lead to irritability, aggression and impulsive behavior.

Let’s talk about how to minimize distractions with

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Baby and Toddlers while homeschooling
  • And Kids who can’t seem to sit still

Additionally, I’ll talk about 15 more things you can do to eliminate distractions! Sign up for our newsletter to have the list delivered to your inbox!

Resources:

Adams Equity theory 

Pomodoro Technique

Time Management Techniques 

Winston Churchill on Success

Distraction is Not What You Think


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Introducing the Soft Skill of Time & Distraction Management

This episode of Soft Skills 101 is going to introduce the Soft Skill of Time and Distraction Management. This is an important Soft Skill to teach our kids!This episode of Soft Skills 101 is going to introduce the Soft Skill of Time and Distraction Management. This is such an important Soft Skill to learn well and to teach our kids! Each of us is entrusted with a specific amount of time on this earth and learning to steward it well allows us to fulfill the good work the Lord has for us to do!

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

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Time & Distraction Management

This episode is going to be a quick over view of two great time management systems: Stephen Covey and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and David Allen and Getting Things Done. Covey starts with the big picture of vision, which he then breaks down into Mission and Goals, Allen starts with the details, inventorying all of the pieces and builds from there. Both offer value as we learn to manage our time and resources effectively!

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. Be Proactive.
  2. Begin With the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First.
  4. Think Win-Win.
  5. Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood.
  6. Synergy
  7. Sharpen the Saw

A vision statement focuses on tomorrow and what an organization or family or person wants to ultimately become.

A mission statement focuses on today and what an organization does to achieve it the BIG picture

Goals-are the small, incremental steps to achieve the mission and should be SMART

5 Key Aspects of Getting things done

  1. Capture – what has your attention. Your brain is for having ideas, not storing them. You must “capture” what has your attention and store it somewhere besides your mind.
  2. Clarify – process what it means.
  3. Organize – identify what everything is, and put it in the appropriate container.
      • Trash
      • The 2 Minute Rule
      • File it
  4. Reflect – Review and asses regularly
  5. Engage – IF you’ve set up your system correctly pull up your list and execute the plan.

“Anxiety,” claims David Allen in Getting Things Done, “is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.”

On the next show we’ll talk about how to manage distractions!

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Nurturing Creativity

This week I am excited to introduce to you Katie Hornor. Listen in as Katie shares how to  nurture and teach creativity!This week I am excited to introduce you to Katie Hornor. Katie lives with her husband and 5 children in Mexico, developing curriculum, encouraging business owners, running a local coffee shop, and homeschooling.

In addition, they started the first on-line Summit for homeschooling Spanish speakers in 2018 which reached over 5000 people in 2019!

Listen in as Katie shares how to  nurture and teach creativity!

“What do you have in your hand?” Exodus 4:2

24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” 1 Thesselonians 5:24

“The Lord always provides for what He calls you to do!” Katie Hornor

How to Nurture Creativity:

  1. Schedule time to do creative endeavors- schedule a creativity date on your calendar
  2. Find a place for you that is peaceful and restful where you can contemplate God’s creativity
  3. Be a consumer of good information
  4. Take time to process information. Take time to just “Be.”
  5. Use positive words with your kids and each other. Re-frame situations to encourage your kids to be creative and utilize their own imaginations for good.

 

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