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My #EmptyShelf Challenge Journey

December 17, 2014

Dr. Scott Yorkovich

At the start of 2014, I embarked on a journey. I joined a group of people who undertook the #EmptyShelf Challenge. It was a challenge to empty a bookshelf and then fill it back up with newly read books in 2014. I have no idea how many people stuck with it all year long. All I care about is that I did. I confess that I only read half as many books as I had hoped, but I read twice as many, 16, as I normally do in a year. I call that a success. Here is a quick summary of the types of books I read in 2014. Below the list are links to all the original posts and to an Amazon page for each.
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Words Reflect on You

December 15, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2014-12-15Your words, written and verbal, reflect on you. Perhaps this is obvious, but I doubt that many of you have thought about it in the heat of the moment. Be honest, have you? There are numerous ways of communicating, using words is just one of them. But the words we speak and write constitute a major avenue of our communication. Right?
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Book 16: God’s Smuggler

December 10, 2014

Dr. Scott Yorkovich


Another inspiring and heartening story about a man who gives, and risks, his life for the Lord! This is my 16th book in the #EmptyShelf Challenge and I think you’ll be as glad to have read it as I am. (Well, I actually listened to this one with my family. What a great family activity.)

Title: God’s Smuggler
Author: Brother Andrew, John & Elizabeth Sherrill
Publisher: Chosen Books (2001)
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Beware the Expert

December 8, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

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Communication and decision-making. Over and over, I come back to these two leadership themes. Get these right and you have a chance. Get them wrong and you don’t. Yes, there are many other facets to world-class leadership, but none are so consistently critical as these two, communication and decision-making.
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Creative Outlet

November 24, 2014

Dr. Robert Gerwig

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Do you have creative talent? Are you a painter? A pianist? A photographer? A sculptor? A writer or poet? If not, don’t worry. You may have another creative outlet. Perhaps you’re a woodworker, cook, or scrapbooker.
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