July 2011 Posts

The Body Language of a Leader – Having Correct Posture

Suit Posture

Photo by RustyPenny

Having good body language, is a important part of being an effective leader. Whether people will admit it or not, everyone judges people by the way they visibly present themselves. Someone who has positive body language, looks like a leader. While someone with negative body language, looks unsure of themselves. No one wants to be led by a person like that. The great thing about body language is that it can be faked. Many times God puts people in places that they are not comfortable with. However, the people you are leading do not need to know you are uncomfortable. Mastering non verbal communication is an essential skill to be a good leader. This series of posts will teach you to develop leadership body language.

Creating Shapes With CSS

I have been working on a new project where I needed to make shapes with just CSS. I needed the aplication to be as small as possible, so I did not want to use images for the shapes. So I researched how to make the shapes I wanted. If you are designing an app and want the most things to be in CSS as possible, this post will help.

How to Welcome a Visitor to Your Church

Hello, Welcome Visitor

Photo by Theoddnote

When a new person enters a church, they want to feel welcome. That is not just true for churches, anytime anyone goes anywhere they want to feel welcome, it is human nature. There are many things your church can do to help with that, and many things that can hurt your welcoming atmosphere. This post will go through some advice on how to do it.

How Not to Make Bad Decisions

bad decision

Photo by Dr Stephen Dann

I like to say that I make stupid decisions, but if I make a bad decision, then I am in trouble. Stupid decisions are just decisions that I probably would not have made if I knew more about the outcome. Those are no big deal because it is hard to predict outcomes. However, bad decisions are ones that if I would have thought through in the moment, I probably would not have made. They are the ones that if I would have thought about for 5 more minutes, I would have not made. One very good way I have found to avoid them is to realize when I am emotionally compromised.

Coding in Object Oriented Javascript

Object Javascript Class

Image by Eric Peters

A warning to everyone, this is a more geeky post than normal. It is going to be about how to do [tooltip content=”A programming paradigm using “objects” data structures” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_programming” ]object oriented programming[/tooltip] in JavaScript. I have spent the last couple days working on a [tooltip content=”A JavaScript Library that is designed to make coding more efficient” url=”http://jquery.com/” ]jQuery[/tooltip] plugin, and a WordPress plugin to make a sideshow carousel of the most recent post for a blog. I will post both for free, once I have all the bugs worked out. It is the one that is running on the site.