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Dr. Ernie @Stoosian Santa Clara, CA

Stewarding the living to make the world a learning network of individuals who create, recognize, and normalize value.

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"People want autonomy, to do their work in whatever way they choose, and then be held accountable in a fair way. " http://t.co/WGWngSE0u7
9/1
2015
When time is abundant, move fast to maximize learning. When scarce, move slowly to minimize rework. #AgileSpeed
8/27
2015
“your customers aren’t going to judge you on whether you’ve made a mistake – they’ll judge you on how you handle it” http://t.co/KvG4nfh5xR“Culture isn’t what you intend it to be. It’s not what you hope or aspire for it to be. It’s what you do.” http://t.co/4BRIb4MsNw“it's frightening to acknowledge a problem if we don't know that there's a solution” —Agreeing on the problem http://t.co/4gpKOrDx1b
8/25
2015
People are most productive when operating in the flow of their strengths with a team that shares their passion for the mission.
8/24
2015
“you’ll enjoy managing if the thing that gives you the most satisfaction is helping people reach a common goal" https://t.co/vkj71VzNlk
8/14
2015
With great power comes either great transparency or great corruption. There is no middle ground.
8/12
2015
“you can have a fruitful discussion about a topic only if it doesn’t engage the identities of participants… http://t.co/tc0gluoIxk“decide what's important, what needs to change, what's worth accomplishing” —Compared to... (Seth Godin) http://t.co/Sel54ntglR
8/11
2015
“employers along with students are likely best positioned to determine program quality” http://t.co/Jg7ukiyJK0 via @Instapaper @UnCollege“You are now part of the most collaborative medium in the world and success is determined by how much you listen…" https://t.co/tnzgv0iWsy“when in doubt, it pays to understand what's actually happening and what's merely a crutch.” —Superstition at work http://t.co/1R1ifxL7ih
8/8
2015
“get inside the minds of children to create a space that would spark learning, not happen in spite of it” http://t.co/OXzzE02prs
8/7
2015
“Very frequent check-ins (we might say radically frequent check-ins) are a team leader’s killer app.” http://t.co/xey9UKKdGG“bring the best engineering and design talent from Silicon Valley and elsewhere into the government” https://t.co/EXjOMzbRpK“Creating a competitive culture where people must fight for their ideas makes it much tougher for women to… https://t.co/TTvT0hVt7s“Acknowledging that you have biases that conflict with your values does not make you a bad person” https://t.co/TTvT0hVt7s via @Instapaper“Characters like Falstaff or Trump have a subversive potential, because they present a radically different worldview” http://t.co/JMPQouZoCw
8/6
2015
“When the illusion of control collides with the reality of influence, it highlights the fable of the entire illusion” http://t.co/pWoKbd5TbREternally Useful Skills Finances Public Performance Writing Design Programming Sales Sports Training Empathy
8/5
2015
“Some of the greatest American problems can be solved if we work together” https://t.co/AScXtwpKI0 via @Instapaper #Collaboration #Gov2.0
8/4
2015
“There is literally a seat missing of the technical person at the table and we need to add that” https://t.co/AScXtwpKI0 #Gov20
8/3
2015
“when we use feel-good statements to track progress we lie to ourself about what we’re doing.” http://t.co/ssmtmtFTU7 http://t.co/XD5SaAutze
7/31
2015
Hypothesis: All human behavior is an attempt to align our external environment with our internal values.
7/30
2015
“every industry will belatedly discover it has a critical function that can be digitized and commodified” http://t.co/LI4K3Bpend
7/23
2015
“How could such a critical service in our lives be employing such terrible software?” #BadUX http://t.co/lQsaLNDCs5 http://t.co/dK6k17droh
7/22
2015
“With two millennia of build-up in its structure, the church has accumulated much unhealthy DNA.” http://t.co/t06kJfkNJr via @Instapaper“we need a significantly stronger safety net and a judicial system predicated on arbitration.” http://t.co/n0d0mpSf5A @stratechery“equally important is the systemization, and by extension commodification, of trust” http://t.co/4BeAM0pFRX via @Instapaper #Uber #AirBNB
7/15
2015
“we were crippled by the inability to realize our practices didn't match up to our ideology” http://t.co/Xslz9Dvb3L http://t.co/OT4q8YMf68
7/9
2015
“making systems ductile (the opposite of brittle) was the hardest and most important problem in system engineering” http://t.co/xYWNL2d6Tl“It takes a bunch of people who all believe a thing, and practice it daily.” http://t.co/eYsg9VJeKK via @Instapaper #culture“bureaucracy is nothing more than an accumulation of good decisions that have lived past their prime.” http://t.co/qisXjqweiS
7/7
2015
Organizations that can make small mistakes quickly will outlearn and outcompete those that make big mistakes slowly
7/3
2015
“Great organizations listen to our frustrations, our hopes and our dreams.” — 'Too big to listen' (Seth Godin) http://t.co/s3Iy8t5cvN
7/2
2015
The simplest change you can make to completely transform an organization is training people to delight their customers instead of their boss
7/1
2015
Few things are more liberating for employees than having the freedom to satisfy a customer who is not their boss.
6/30
2015
@schelske @churchrestart @HenriNouwen Any idea how we can shift tender-hearted activists from #preachers to #growthhackers?Our society thinks the church is for perfect people. This idea needs to go. || http://t.co/ON97rM504D #BrokenBelief http://t.co/Hhtkp6qu6R
Retweeted by Dr. Ernie@schelske @churchrestart @HenriNouwen Only when we shift our structures and incentives to match our attention to those in need.
6/29
2015
“people were often being denied the opportunity to exercise choice, make decisions, and have their voice heard ” http://t.co/mydrtcq5NM
6/23
2015
“the most important [resource] is help and insight about getting to the core of the fear that is holding us back.” http://t.co/uklAjf3lIb
6/22
2015
“how can you fall in love with boredom when you’re trying to build a habit that you know you should” #MentalToughness http://t.co/Z15eVAVz3d
6/18
2015
“A good bucket brigade allows everyone to contribute at their own pace, and the more contributors, the better.” http://t.co/OCB00SovKp
6/17
2015
“In the words of Kevin Kelly: Feed the network first.” —Overcoming the extraction mindset @Thisissethsblog http://t.co/p0KNDraHmi
6/13
2015
“when two or three care enough and are brave enough to debate, everyone else becomes 'everyone else'.” http://t.co/wUJ0DNL00u
6/6
2015
“You can’t plan for the future but you can act like you’ll have to live with the consequences” - @shinynew_oz #velocityconf
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5/29
2015
“each person saw what they expected to see, feared and were shown. Yes, each sliver is reality, but not complete...” http://t.co/Q68ti0LHO8
5/28
2015
“if we can focus the message, we can help people do things that they historically couldn’t do.” http://t.co/NudgnmVsEk #disruption @asymco“in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability” http://t.co/khhbR6AvZI via @Instapaper #PopeFrancis“All of us, whichever job or project we choose to take on, do something to change the culture, positive or negative” http://t.co/f3gmBXTfKv
5/26
2015
“Yet, we can uplift the others and choose positive leadership and kindness anyway.” http://t.co/OLQMH1tK8N #Stoos #Transformstion“I’m giving myself 2–3 years with some pretty firm checkpoints, and if those fail, I’m hoping friends will slap me…” http://t.co/mFD9aIof7l
5/24
2015
“To pull gently and build momentum, you’ve got to frequently communicate what is happening” (Lead Change Group) http://t.co/MpTE4Jzm1t“DREAM BIG But Celebrate Small” —Thoughts About Big Changes vs. Little Changes (Lead Change Group) http://t.co/o8fUE3XDGA
5/22
2015
“The best way to imagine the reward is thinking about who we want our customers to become:” https://t.co/tS54PaeZHM via @Instapaper
5/20
2015
“In shame we are hustling to self-protect; in feeling guilt, we can be vulnerable to change” http://t.co/QsM16zVMVk
5/19
2015
What is best for the business is always good for the company, but not necessarily vice versa.
5/14
2015
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. —MICHELANGELO" http://t.co/aaiwGrpLzt"Mastery is not merely a commitment to a goal, but to a curved-line, constant pursuit." http://t.co/o4aNNvZyW7
5/10
2015
“be deeply accountable for outcomes in our organizations w/o trying to control or take care of people” #stewardship http://t.co/XR5h3TnT7k“Stewardship is about service to something greater.” http://t.co/ltMw8xg3n3 via @Instapaper #Stoos
5/1
2015
We need more "no excuses" blended college and jobs solution for low income students. Hopefully this is the first... http://t.co/DY0pGEnUsm
4/30
2015
This is why we live. This is why we die. This is why we need God and a love that is stronger than death. #BaltimoreUprising #Easter2015
4/29
2015
Obama: “If our society really wanted to solve the problem... it would require everybody saying this is important." http://t.co/8GoOyu6Efi
4/28
2015
finished One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp http://t.co/fbUTnndPC8
4/26
2015
"“To be a saint is to be fueled by gratitude, nothing more and nothing less,”" http://t.co/jT9nb29cc0
4/25
2015
"I am blessed. I can bless. Imagine! I could let Him make me the gift! I could be the joy!" http://t.co/UFK8BG64Jd
4/24
2015
"joy doesn’t negate all other emotions—joy transcends all other emotions." http://t.co/tUFt7wThXE"empower the 2.5 billion unbanked with the tools required to elevate themselves in a truly free world economy." https://t.co/yCyl5BlFqt"Is it only when our lives are emptied that we’re surprised by how truly full our lives were?" http://t.co/hKgU75e1ur
4/22
2015
"I can feel the body decreasing and the soul increasing and joy filling the breadth between." http://t.co/eiIYiCAhRS
4/21
2015
Pleasantly surprised to be interviewing at several start ups that have female VPs of engineering!
4/17
2015
“Mark Burgess’ Promise Theory: the basis for building a learning, listening and adaptive organization.” http://t.co/BtFMAogURl #Stoos#DevOps:,“optimizing the performance of our organizations, regardless of what they do” http://t.co/oe9eLjYc7W via @Instapaper“Tools will come and go, but the problem of optimizing the entire value chain will be with us forever.” http://t.co/MyxOppXope“focusing on the artifacts rather than the substance is a great way to make sure that you’re no more agile than the…” http://t.co/UY9EkKN9SO“The practices we’ve learned in DevOps don’t just apply to the technical teams, they apply to the business as a…” http://t.co/XMta4aFmkJ
4/14
2015
#faith "This is the crux of Christianity: to remember and give thanks, eucharisteo." http://t.co/BSROsq86va"Trust is the bridge from yesterday to tomorrow, built with planks of thanks." http://t.co/MmtVpRqBj3“Critical business decisions are based on what is good for the business, not on a line and number in the budget doc.” http://t.co/UuaBNegOov“Rolling forecasts is one tool that can be useful to improve financial planning and decrease dependency on budgeting” http://t.co/7jPjYTjQey“Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite suckiness tactics are group brainstorming and group negotiation.” http://t.co/3zaTeFjcIu
4/13
2015
"Anything less than gratitude and trust is practical atheism." http://t.co/ukqLbhUMn8"Maybe disguising my deep fears as stress seems braver somehow." http://t.co/I8myIMeWKA
4/12
2015
"Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is." http://t.co/p447066aPn
4/8
2015
"Why do I lunge for control instead of joy?" http://t.co/aSYQUxUSGS"Do I really smother my own joy because I believe that anger achieves more than love?" http://t.co/SH97u49BpK"who can bring peace unless they’ve held their own peace?" http://t.co/gyASDGkbsD"How do you open the eyes to see how to take the daily, domestic, workday vortex and invert it into the dome ... http://t.co/dG09HLknrD
4/6
2015
"I know what I want: to see deeply, to thank deeply, to feel joy deeply." http://t.co/mhFuOHmG3y
4/5
2015
"I have to seek God beauty. Because isn’t my internal circuitry wired to seek out something worthy of worship... http://t.co/JfgapRgyNj
3/29
2015
"What do you want? Isn’t that the sole question we all need to circle back to, over and again? And who knows ... http://t.co/nG6zyuBFFW"This, the hard eucharisteo. The hard discipline to lean into the ugly and whisper thanks to transfigure it i... http://t.co/LopetSMYpd
3/28
2015
"Is there anything in this world that is truly ugly?" http://t.co/Rt26IIUdUX"It is suffering that has the realest possibility to bear down and deliver grace. And grace that chooses to b... http://t.co/SWS1bsSRaw
3/27
2015
"All new life labors out of the very bowels of darkness. That fullest life itself dawns from nothing but Calv... http://t.co/Y3WWrV3TMD"All new life labors out of the very bowels of darkness. That fullest life itself dawns from nothing but Calv... http://t.co/94DLqvA5Be
3/25
2015
Masculine Purpose and Feminine Passion must both be submitted to Divine Vision. #EMythMastery
3/23
2015
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