Embrace the Cross and be Transformed

Embrace the Cross and be Transformed

“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple “

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism when she was a child. The doctor who officially diagnosed her, following the protocol of the time, recommended that she be institutionalized. But her mother would not hear of it. Despite the dire diagnosis, Temple’s mother and a few far-visioned teachers recognized in her a young woman of exceptional talents and abilities and helped Temple unlock them.

Most comfortable around animals, Temple grew up to be­come a sought-after animal behaviorist and livestock consultant.

Temple Grandin tells her story in her best-selling books, her autobiography Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, and her memoir Emergence. Her extraordinary life is also the subject the award-winning HBO film called Temple Grandin. Continue reading

Intention vs Consequence

Intention vs Consequence

   “Peter said, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?’

Writing in the Harvard Business Review [April 23, 2013], busi­ness consultant Peter Bregman tells of running late one evening. He was to meet his wife, Eleanor, for dinner, but a client meeting had run longer than expected and he was 30 minutes late.

Arriving at their table in the restaurant, he apologized. “I didn’t intend to be late,” he said!

Eleanor replied, “You never intend to be late.”

Uh-oh; she was mad! Continue reading