Tag Archives: Brad Lomenick

teaching: simple compound of the obvious and wonderful

“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.”

H. L. Mencken

quoted by Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.

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internal passion shapes actions

Your internal passion determines external reach. Your heart will shape the actions of your hands. For example, those who care about the poor will care for the poor.

Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.


sanctity v. success

“We are tempted at every turn to lead out in a crowd a pleasing Christianity that promises people everything while costing people nothing . . . [but] God is more interested in the sanctity of his people than the success of our ministries.”

Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God 

quoted by Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.


serve the lord by making good shoes

The great reformer Martin Luther was once asked by a man how he should serve the Lord. “What is your work now?” Luther asked. The man replied, “I am a shoemaker.” Luther said, “Then make a good shoe and sell it at a fair price.”

Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.


repetition over and over again

What is true in sports is also true in communication. The best speakers, teachers, and preachers know that repetition is critical to driving home a point and making it stick. When parents attempt to instill a principle in children, they apply the same wisdom, repeating an axiom over and over again. When organizational leaders cast a vision, the words can’t be spoken once and then forgotten. They must be revisited, reframed, and repeated until they sink into the organization’s cultural fabric.

Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.