The mentality of a lifelong, self-directed learner runs begins in much the same way a recently confirmed Christian realizes that they have just scratched the surface and have by no means graduated from their time of growth. A self-directed learner may take sprints in the beginning, committing to full or part time academic programs in hopes to earn credits, degrees or certificates […]
I wrote this reflection for my Educational Ministry in the Digital World graduate course at Concordia University Wisconsin with the objective to apply God’s 10 commandments towards our culture as it is today. It is currently a draft and may be revised, I would appreciate any feedback. Commands concerning God Considered the “First table of the Law,” […]
My thoughts regarding “disruptive leadership” – a concept that I recently explored by listening to “Disruptive Leadership” by TED Radio Hour by NPR - and “servant leadership” – a concept that I studied in graduate school – and “conventional leadership” – a concept that I studied as an undergraduate. Disruptive Leaders Disruptive companies require disruptive leadership. Organizations that […]
I am driven to make a positive impact on a culture by enabling others to be seen, heard and understood. Education and Christian ministry have been the focus of my motivation so far.
Personal Definition of Success
Leading a life that positively impacts the world and culture around me that in a way that reflects Christ’s unconditional love for all people.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity
- 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
I’m a devoted husband who is committed to serving Christ. I’m motivated by the impact my work and relationships have on the communities and cultures around me.
I am driven to bridge gaps between individuals and groups caused by misunderstanding. As a designer and communicator, I am fascinated by media’s impact on culture and psychology. I love figuring out what words, visuals and sounds can most accurately convey a message. I know what designs I as a creative can produce well and what projects may need outside help to be effective. I’m attentive to the connotation of a word – how it differs emotionally from its literal meaning – and how a single negative connotation can cause a given target audience to stop listening.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
-1 Corinthians 13 (NIV)
I have the ability and know how to maintain and develop the frameworks behind communication. I have a background programmatic web development and systems analysis that allow me to remove barriers of communication and encourage interaction.
I consider the vocation of education to be a core competency of an effective leader. I’m driven to teach others what I’ve learned, knowing that they may one day take my place when I move on. The act of teaching others to be self-sufficient learners in their field is a worthy ministry in and of itself.Tyler Shadick’s Resume