6 verbs of leaders on twitter
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-28-2014
Looking forward to a seminar this afternoon with students at Regents Park College at Oxford University. One of the topics we are going to look at is whether twitter is worth the hassle. Here are my six reasons why it can be a useful tool for leaders. 1.  Incarnating - expressing gospel in another subculture Living out the gospel in every sphere of life is our calling as disciples of Christ, Twitter is a great space to do that in. 2. Listening    -  allowing new streams of ideas and…
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TEDX OXFORD BLOG
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-26-2014
Here's my attempt to capture the big ideas from today's TEDx Oxford event. You can read the bios of the speakers here. Susan Greenfield Greenfield argues that human personality is due to our brains ability to  react differently to our environment. So our environment is the key to our personality.  Crain circuitry is all about making connections these connections can grow deeper over time. Greenfield gave the example of a child encountering a gold ring - it is first understood as an object, a gold colour circle shape but as…
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TEDx Oxford speakers
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-18-2014
Looking forward to the TEDx event in Oxford. Thought I would do a bit of research on the speakers. My son is coming along with me and is really looking forward to the chance to interact with some big ideas. Here is some info on all of the speakers that I know abou. I have also included a tongue in cheek attempt to guess the talk titles they will speak to. Laura Bates Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of over 10,000 women's daily…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-16-2014
Well done to Channel 4 for producing a moving and compelling documentary about children in foster care and the need for adoptors. 6000 children in England are waiting in foster care for a forever family – an adoptive family so this is an important and urgent issue. “I wouldn’t chose to buy a sofa online from DFS without going to sit on it first” Project Co-ordinator Bridget Betts It was unfortunate that this was the metaphor that was used to rationalise the Adoption Activity Day, because it seemed to encourage…
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The public, the private and our principles
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-15-2014
[quote_simple]"I have one principle: private affairs are dealt with in private and with respect for privacy of others. This is not the time or place and I will not respond nor answer any question today."[/quote_simple] Perhaps Francois Hollande needs a few more principles. His comments come in the middle of press conference the French President gave yesterday when he was asked to comment on his affair with a French actress. Does the public / private dichotomy work anymore (even if it ever did)? With the virtual omnipresence of social media…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-13-2014
I have been wrestling with the question of how we help our children and young people become adult members of the church for some time. I am going to be giving the opening address at the Family Ministry conference in a couple of weeks with the title "It Takes a Whole church."  So I thought I would give some time to reflect on what it is we are trying to see happen in the lives of the children and young people in church life. Strangely we often don't think about…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-13-2014
So it took a while to get going but finally Sherlock returned to form with the season finale (after 3 episodes ?!?). The socially challenged detective has become a bit of a done thing now on TV. But here are my favourites. Who do you like best? Who have I forgotten? 7. Temperance Brennan - Bones Dr Temperance Brennan is a forensic pathologist who is a genius in the lab but unable to connect to people in the real world. She is socially challenged at almost every level. The show…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-07-2014
So not everyone is wired to be an awesome public speaker, but everyone can get better. Here are 5 ways Michael Bay can get better after this car crash of a public speaking engagement. [youtube link="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4rMy1iA268" width="590" height="315"] 1. Don't rely on Technology I know this is ironic not just because Michael Bay's movies all rely on tech rather than substance and because I love technology and am very happy to use Keynote or video or Prezzi to speak from. It is also ironic because this was a Samsung launch…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-07-2014
I’ve never been able to live with the motto “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” I think that mentality stifles innovation and improvement. I am very keen that through gathering together as church we become more mature, more humble, more generous, more hospitable, in sum more Christlike. Sunday services are of course only a fraction of what the life of the church involves but it is a vital and strategic part so as church leaders reflecting on our Sunday gatherings is an important part of our responsibility. I would…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-30-2013
I always find New Year an excellent time for a bit of an audit of my life. It's is a double milestone for me, as I have a birthday on 31st December (birthdays are always another great time for life audits). Rather than set New Year's resolutions I find asking good questions and then trying to reorientate my life works for me. Here are 5 questions I am asking myself to prepare for 2014 I thought they might be worth sharing. Take a look and see if there are any…
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