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David explains how we can defeat OPEC's Jihadist death grip on America and become energy independent. In his book, Alcohol Can Be a Gas, he explains how big oil companies side with our enemies and promote myths to discredit alcohol fuels even though they are only hope for saving the American economy.

 

 

David Blume Interview
with Bob Cook and Bill Schuda

 

Our survival depends on breaking free of OPEC and stopping propaganda that promotes non-workable alternative fuels and demonizes the real solution. David explains the critical part you can play in saving our country.

 

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National Pastors Convention 

Rick Richardson

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Evangelism trainer with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship for 25 years. Now Professor of Theology at Wheaton College heading up a new Masters program in Evangelism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Left Behind

In this interview by Bob Cook, Dr. Tim LaHaye reports on the Left Behind book's landmark achievement. Written in collaboration with Jerry Jenkins, it has become a runaway bestseller. The whole 12-volume series is available in dramatized audio books read by Frank Muller, America's superstar audio-book reader. 
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Jerry, Susanne, and Jarret McClain
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Jerry was vaulted into the world of national celebrities only to nosedive into drug addiction, bankruptcy and near total ruin. But God used Susanne's commitment and the threat of an incurable disease to woo him back. The Book, HAPPY DAYS AND DARK NIGHTS is a compelling drama about an American dream turned nightmare...turned miracle. The McClain family has brought us an inspiring, romantic comeback story in this interview that will benefit all ages.

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 Jake Harman 

Jake Harman had a temporary eruption of paranoia while driving. Convinced every driver on the road was trying to kill him, he stated to retaliate. He crashed  into every car he could trying to save his own life. His behavior  resulted in a 70-year prison sentence. Listen to his amazing journey from prison to photographer to wrestling coach and youth worker.

Bill & Vonette Bright

Dr. Bill Bright is the founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ, author, host of the nationally syndicated radio progra, "World Changers" and winner of the 1996 Templeton prize. Mrs. Vonette Bright is cofounder of Campus Crusade for Christ, author, hostess of the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, "Women Today" and a much sought after speaker.
 Wonderful books by Bill Bright

Mike Yaconelli 

Mike Yaconelli is cofounder and co-owner of Youth Specialties and former editor of the Door. Mike pastors a church and directs a high school ministry in Yreka, California. He is a colorful and passionate speaker who shares a prophetic message that cuts straight to the heart.  He has coauthored High School Ministry and the popular Grow for It journal. 

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Dr. Gene Getz

Gene is the quintessential church planter.  He started the Fellowship Bible Church movement in the Dallas metroplex, pastors one of its twelve mega-churches, leads its Center for Church Renewal, and hosts its Renewal radio series. Over 250 churches have been planted in the United States and around the world through books authored by Dr. Getz
 
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Ron Hutchcraft At The NRB Convention

Ron Hutchcraft was the 1996 Moody Alumnus of the year and a highly effective youth leader. In his book THE BATTLE FOR A GENERATION, he compares the problem of rescuing today's kids to Nehemiah's problem of rebuilding the wall. He observes that the first step is to survey the disaster and let it break your heart. This will lead to a dream, a plan, the mobilization of an army and the determination to do whatever it takes. His most recent book CALLED TO GREATNESS is both a call to all Christians to do their part in rescuing the lost and a handbook on the process. It covers topics like Breaking the Silence, Thinking Lost, Beyond "Christianese,"The Story Only You Can Tell, and Eternity 911.

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Greg Koukl

Greg embodies a rare combination of dedication, intelligence, training, experience, and love for people into his worldwide ministry that ranges form answering the tough questions on his radio progra to win the doubters and equip believers. He is in great demand as an apologetics trainer.   Check out his website at www.str.net

 

Dick Kaufmann

Dick heads up the Harbor Presbyterian church-planting ministry in San Diego.  You'll be fascinated to hear his description of the "dynamite power" that changed his life, his neighborhood, his career, and is now changing San Diego.

Passion For Excellence

Eric Smith, Carol Smith, Richard Garcia, Jim Johnson, and Ray Webb tell why Gilroy's South Valley Community Church is one of the fastest growing ministries in California.



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Talks by Bob Cook 

The Thrill Ride That Never Ends
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The Miracleworker

The powerful upward pull of a close involvement with the right person.

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My Funniest Things

Richarad Allen Farmer

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Dr. Farmer is superb musician and an extraordinary communicator. Count on being awestruck as you hear him request five notes and one sentence from his student audience at Westmont College and compose an extraordinary musical composition that brings down the house. Dr. Farmer is superb musician and an extraordinary communicator. Count on being awestruck as you hear him request five notes and one sentence from his student audience at Westmont College and compose an extraordinary musical composition that brings down the house.

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An unusually charming group of families exemplifies the joy of long-term friendship.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 
 

Future Achievement International
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An amazing Story of transforming businesses, churches, cultures, and even the mental infrastructure of nations.

 

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Dr. Ron Jenson

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Aired in San Diego, San Bernadino, and LA Basin on

Sunday, July 29, 2001

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Dr. Ron Jenson
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Dr. Ron Jenson is an internationally known author, speaker, and interviewer of hundreds of top leaders in the areas of leadership, life success, and influence. Dr. Jenson spent eight years as President of an international school and is currently Chairman of Future Achievement International, a personal leadership development netanization focusing on principle centered skills and professional leadership training for individuals, business organizations, families, ministries, youth and senior citizens. Dr. Jenson is also Chairman of High Ground, a non-profit organization focused on worldwide ministry.
 

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One of Future Achievement’s most convincing endorsements comes from action taken by Greg Dolby, a top-level  executive in the $20.0 Billion Federated Department Stores.  When Greg brought Future Achievement training into Federated, the results so outdistanced his expectations, he left his coveted high rank in a Fortune 50 company to follow an extraordinary vision.

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Beverly Sallee
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You'll love Beverly's fascinating story of how she started as a music teacher, built an  international business in more than 40 countries, and now speaks to audiences as large as 50,000. When she met up with Future Achievement in India, she was compelled to get the training herself and is now introducing it to her leaders.

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Gary Skinner & Ron Johnson
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Learn why Gary Skinner, the pastor of a church of 7000 plans to take 1200 of his leaders through Future Achievement training and why after overseeing a project that has shown one film to more than 4 billion people in 700 language groups, Ron Johnson is becoming a certified Future Achievement Facilitator.








 

 



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The Fifth Discipline
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A book by this title from MIT Professor Peter Senge and his Fifth Discipline Fieldbook deal with the learning organization, a phenomenon so extraordinary it even makes atheists look to Jesus for answers.

What Senge calls a "Learning Organization" is what Ruth Benedict called, a "High-Synergy Culture," Katzenbach and Smith a "High-Performance Team," Scott Peck, a "Sustainable Community," and Jesus called it, "The Twelve."  Yet it was Jesus who put all the pieces together in a way that modern organizational science has not been able to reproduce. The difficulty centers on the hostility between human diversity and human unity.       

         

To illustrate the problem, we have chosen a fascinating animation that pictures four people who are as different as the colors of their faces, but watch carefully as they cooperate to speak a single sentence.  This is not an easy task, but it's only when  diversity can speak the language of unity with one voice that you have the beginning of a high-synergy learning organization.

Our four representatives of diversity are saying, "Only do it!" To see this, notice that the bearded man with a hat starts and finishes the sentence, then watch for his rounding lips to start the word "only."

<>Diversity and unity are hostile by nature.  Diversity wants freedom and unity wants control.  History chronicles the battle: uncontrolled freedom leads to anarchy, and anarchy leads to the iron fist of tyranny which in turn leads to revolution and often back to uncontrolled freedom. But the ideal society does not seek unity gained by chaining diversity but free diversity that uses it's freedom to create genuine unity in the midst of genuine diversity.

In constast, data collected by pollster George Barna indicates that  America is on a trajectory headed for moral anarchy, and it's not yet clear in what troubled waters our polarized country might land. Voluntary unity is the only win-win answer, but it's an answer hard to come by.  Fortunately, a lot of good work is being done, and the best (such as the MAXIMIZERS developed by Dr. Ron Jenson) is building on the model Jesus provided.  This might restructure the goverment in Uganda, but it's effects here will not likely change our culture.

There are no easy answers, but there are answers. You can either page down or click on Shared Visiion on the top menu.




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Shared Vision

 Senge's 4th Discipline

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Downtown Atlanta was alive with excitement. Never had so many Georgians crowded onto Peachtree Street. Never had so many strangers hugged, and cheered, and felt so close. Never were so many hearts filed with a joy they would never forget. The whole nation was reveling in victory. The Second World War was over.

But a few people were not Celebrating. Some were even depressed. Sure, they were glad the war was over, gladder than most because they contributed most to the victory. But now they were facing the end of an all-important team the likes of which they had never experienced before and probably would never experience again. A shared vision that embraces a grand and glorious cause is one of the most powerful forces on earth.

Maybe you know the joy of this kind of teamwork. But few people in the world have climbed this mountain all the way to the top. It’s more likely that you, along with a lot of us, have gotten higher than most. Some who have made it to the higher levels spend the rest of their lives trying to reconstruct an extraordinary but lost experience.

How can all of us reach the summit? Some big answers are waiting just ahead.

 


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Many would agree that the bottom-line issue is getting the job done, winning the war, fulfilling the Great Command and the Great Commission.  But to accomplish these things we need something we have been without for most of the last two thousand years, a Jesus-style, high-synergy, one-body culture.  This is the culture the whole world is longing for.  It's what every human being was designed for and yet none have all they need.  Some cultures come closer to meeting thie need than others, but the American and other western cultures are at the low end.  It seems that the richest are the poorest.

Robert Putman in his book, Bowling Alone chronicles the crubling of our social connectedness, and the consequences are farreaching. Studines indicate


<>Dr. Lisa Berkman of Harvard University conductedthe year was 28 AD, and focus on small band of uneducated individuals led by a controversial religious teacher. What could you expect from such an insignificant group? Wasn't Jesus being grandiose when after only three years he left them with a commission to take his teachings to the whole world? They had no radio, no television, no telephone, and no public address equipment. But they had one advantage: the power of an organizational structure set up by the Creator of the universe. What was the result?

Tertullian was able to write before 220 AD, "We are of yesterday. Yet we have filled your empire, your cities, your towns, your islands, your tribes, your camps, castles, palaces, assemblies, and senate." And by 313 AD, at the end of the Imperial Persecutions, about one-half of the population of the entire Roman Empire, most of the known world of the day, was Christian

In order to appreciate this staggering accomplishment, we have to remember how different it was to be a Christian then. These were not passive, compromising Christians who were giving their new faith a try with an option to fade into the Roman culture. Their decision was made on the pain of death. These were the days of the gladiator, of mass slaughter, and high-level corruption.

It was no secret that thousands before them had been executed for making this decision. And instead of fading into the Roman culture, It was the Roman culture with its corruption and cruelty that faded. The Christians triumphed and dramatically influenced that culture.

It's appropriate to notice that there was a stark difference between the high- synergy culture of the early church and the low-synergy corruption of the Roman Empire. If we can reproduce the same high-synergy today, God may give us an even more glorious victory. We may find that a high-synergy beachhead will be an extremely attractive refuge for the inhabitants of the enemy-occupied, low-synergy surroundings.

It's also appropriate to notice that the call that rallied these early followers around Jesus was not a call to happiness or blessing. It was a call to purpose, to a cause that was bigger than life itself. We are living at a time when the Great Commission can again take on bigger-than-life proportions for many believers. This opens to us a great untapped reservoir of energy and creativity, but it also exposes every believer to a special kind of danger.

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The human being is made for cooperative achievement. Try though we will to make ourselves into individual super heroes, we can’t kill our longing to be part of a high-achieving team—not if we’ve once tasted the power of a shared vision.  We invite you to become a part of a high-synergy team if you are ready to embrace the goal of  rescuing the upcoming generation from the corrupting influence of our present media. Be surfe to clikc Hollywood Makeover on the menubar to see the step-by-step plan.



 
 

Personal Mastery

Senge's 2nd Discipline

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(This topic overlaps with the discussions under "Habit Formation.")

Personal mastery starts with learning how to create:

  • The results you most desire
  • The forces that make them a reality
Membership in the right kind of team is important, but ultimately personal mastery must start with personal vision -- understanding what you really want, not for ego gratification, but for it’s own sake. If you have children, you are likely to know the difference.

Clarifying personal vision digs deep into the reason for your existence.

Once you target the direction of your journey, realistic evaluations are essential. Your team helps you place side by side the reality of where you are and the reality of  where you have to go. This brings into your life a force called creative tension that will either pull you forward with continuous improvement or force you to roll back your vision.  Hanging on is rare without the support of a team.

No singer, no actor, no manager, no engineer -- no one -- will ever reach full potential without the upward pull of creative tension.  Ultimately you accept the pain or accept not getting what you really want.  If you accept the pain, your progress will reduce the tension by moving you toward your vision.

If you do this by participating in the development of a learning organization, you may find yourself taking giant steps toward the reality of a dream come true.
 
 

 

 

Mental Models
Senge's 3rd Discipline

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Peter Senge considers the team to be a necessary learning unit in any organization. His definition of team learning is:

    ...the process of aligning and developing the capacity of a team to create
    the results its members truly desire. It builds on the discipline of developing
    shared vision. It also builds on personal mastery, for talented teams are
    made up of talented individuals. (Senge 1990, p. 236)

Senge describes a number of components of team learning. The first is dialogue. Drawing on conversations with physicist, David Bohm, he identifies three conditions that are necessary for dialogue to occur: All participants must “suspend their assumptions;” all participants must “regard one another as colleagues;” and there must be a facilitator (at least until teams develop these skills) “who holds the context of the dialogue.” Bohm asserts that “hierarchy is antithetical to dialogue, and it is difficult to escape hierarchy in organizations.” (Senge, 1990, p. 245) Suspending all assumptions is also difficult, but is necessary to reshape thinking about reality.

Before a team can learn, it must become a team. In the 1970s, psychologist B. W. Tuckman identified four stages that teams had to go through to be successful. They are:

Forming:  When a group is just learning to deal with one another; a time when minimal work gets accomplished.
Storming:  A time of stressful negotiation of the terms under which the team will work together; a trial by fire.
Norming:  A time in which roles are accepted, team feeling develops, and information is freely shared.
Performing:  When optimal levels are finally realized—in productivity, quality, decision making, allocation of resources, and interpersonal interdependence.

We all have internalized pictures through which we interpret reality, particularly how other people think, what they are up to, and how the world in general works. Understanding and clarifying these pictures enables us to read reality with greater precision.  We discover (sometimes to our chagrin) errors that cause our bad judgment and wrong decisions.

 

This is one of the most productive of the five disciplines and may be the hardest to master.  It has the ability, however,  to  reconcile whole organizations that are literally at each other’s throats.  Senge illustrates how proper training has enabled management-labor disputes to move from fistfight hostility to constructive unity. The level of competency here can determined success or failure in business, family, or team development.

<>A concept called  "ladder of inference" has become an effective tool for helping  organizations work with mental models.
Individuals are frequently startled to find out how easily they generate unfounded beliefs based on inference. Here’s his illustration from the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook,

"I am standing before the executive team making a presentation. They all seem engaged and alert except Larry, at the end of the table, who seems bored out of his mind. He turns his dark, morose eyes away from me and puts his hand to his mouth. He doesn’t ask any questions until I am almost done, when he breaks in, ‘I think we should ask for a full report.’ In this culture, that typically means, ‘Let’s move on.’ "

"Larry obviously thinks that I’m incompetent—which is a shame because these ideas are exactly what his department needs. Now that I think of it, he has never liked my ideas. Clearly Larry is a power-hungry jerk. By the time I’ve returned to my seat, I’ve made a decision. I’m not going to include anything in my report that Larry can use. He wouldn’t read it, or worse still, he’d use it against me. It’s too bad I have an enemy who’s so prominent in the company."

Note that the first inference begins with observed facts but each successive inference is built, not on facts, but on the previous inference.  Finally,  a belief is formed and action is taken.  This happens quickly and far enough below the level of awareness to go unchallenged. But techniques for testing each inference will often lead to an opposite conclusion.
 

 


 
 

Team Learning

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Peter Senge considers the team to be a key learning unit in the organization. According to Senge, the definition of team learning is:

    ...the process of aligning and developing the capacity of a team to create
    the results its members truly desire. It builds on the discipline of developing
    shared vision. It also builds on personal mastery, for talented teams are
    made up of talented individuals. (1990, p. 236)

Senge describes a number of components of team learning. The first is dialogue. Drawing on conversations with physicist, David Bohm, he identifies three conditions that are necessary for dialogue to occur: All participants must “suspend their assumptions;” all participants must “regard one another as colleagues;” and there must be a facilitator (at least until teams develop these skills) “who holds the context of the dialogue.” Bohm asserts that “hierarchy is antithetical to dialogue, and it is difficult to escape hierarchy in organizations.” (Senge, 1990, p. 245) Suspending all assumptions is also difficult, but is necessary to reshape thinking about reality.

Before a team can learn, it must become a team. In the 1970s, psychologist B. W. Tuckman identified four stages that teams had to go through to be successful. They are:

  1. Forming: When a group is just learning to deal with one another; a time when minimal work gets accomplished.
  2. Storming: A time of stressful negotiation of the terms under which the team will work together; a trial by fire.
  3. Norming: A time in which roles are accepted, team feeling develops, and information is freely shared.
  4. Performing: When optimal levels are finally realized—in productivity, quality, decision making, allocation of resources, and interpersonal interdependence.

Tuckman asserts that no team goes straight from forming to performing.“Struggle and adaptation are critical, difficult, but very necessary parts of team development.






 


 
  Systems Thinking
Third Discipline




Peter Senge sees systems thinking the cornerstone of the five disciplines.  It has to do with such things ad "unintended consequences" and "fixes that backfire" in larger systems.  While very instructive, it is not readly applicable to teams.


 

Marriagae Insurance

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Couples that go to church regularly, pray together daily, and read the Bible
together daily have a marriage success rate of 99.9% according to a Harvard study.








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Bio Summary

Dr. Bob Cook is an experienced professional with expertise in the following areas:

    • Academic Teaching
    • Developing business / seminars / courses.
    • Team building / team leading / marketing
    • Counseling / coaching
    • Training marketers / technicians
    • Supervising teachers / counselors
    • Internet broadcasting
    • Motivational speaking
    • Christian Ministry

He has experience as a pastor, church planter, team leader and evangelist for Operation Moblization. He is the founder and president of Omega Outreach Technologies, an early pioneer in Internet broadcasting. He has experience in traditional radio and television and is an Associate of Future Achievement International and a co-host on the Help Save A Friend Hour on KPRZ.

He was the founder and director of the Growth Counseling Center, Major Market Wholesale, and the Peterson Motel in Mountain View, CA. where he also conducted numerous seminars on subjects ranging from business expansion to personal growth.

He was challenged by the need for increased effectiveness in foreign language teaching while preparing training materials for volunteer workers with Operation Mobilization in Mexico and Spain. He chose Middlebury College for his graduate work in Spanish and Indiana University for graduate work in Linguistics.

His course work was funded by a U.S. government  fellowship and his doctoral research  by a U.S. government grant. He wrote the text-book drills used in a study he designed to compare different language teaching methodologies, and he taught both the control and experimental groups.

Indiana University waived its five-year outside-experience requirement to invite him to remain at Indiana as Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Director of Materials Development at the University’s Intensive Language Training Center. He later had the honor of being invited by his Alma Mater, Wheaton College, to join its faculty as an Assistant Professor of Spanish.

His academic service includes the faculties of Indiana University, Wheaton College, Moody Bible Institute, and Taylor University. He taught both elementary and high school in Illinois, Oklahoma, and Indiana. He set up and taught an accredited Spanish course in Mexico City for Operation Mobilization.

He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Indiana University, an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, an M.A. in Bible from Columbia International University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Wheaton College.

He was an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy.

 
















 





 
 


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