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Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

The Quest For More, Spirit Led or Dopamine?

By: on January 23, 2022

Where and when is our next school and church plant? This is a question that has become common place for our leadership team, and they would be worried if the founder directors do not ask this question for an extended length of time. Our organization, Missions of Hope International[1] has grown very fast since 2007…

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No One Knows How Far I’ll Go

By: on January 14, 2022

Moana is the story of an intense, fiercely feminine, non-weaponized teenager who sees possibilities that lay outside of her reach.  She is ambitious and has a sense there is more to life on the island that would require venturing out into the unknown sea. She is not satisfied with the “here and now” or doing…

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Nature, Nurture, the Chicken or the Egg

By: on January 13, 2022

The fascinating collaboration of Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD and Michael E. Long in “The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity-and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race,”[1] bring to light the of impact and role of dopamine in human behavior, discussing such area as love,…

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Dopamine and the Hero’s Journey

By: on January 13, 2022

I experienced my control dopamine working overtime as I read the various insights contained in Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD and Michael E. Long’s book, The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race.[1] Classified by the Library of Congress as…

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Mind over Matter

By: on January 13, 2022

In Leiberman and Long’s The Molecule of More, a closer look at how dopamine interacts with various areas of life attempts to answer the question of why humans do what they do. Housed under science and psychology, this text strives to explain to the reader how the molecular and behavioral chemicals in the brain relate…

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The Dopamine Made Me Do It

By: on January 13, 2022

Why do we long for sex, potato chips and Disney World? Why do I get so excited about seeing my kids at the end of a long work day, or feel like the world is my oyster as I take my sip of coffee? Daniel Lieberman’s book The Molecule of More, is rooted in the…

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More of Jesus, Less of Me

By: on January 13, 2022

Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long, the authors of the book The Molecule of More, explain and explore dopamine’s role in human behavior. This book can be categorized under social science to analyze the essential functions of dopamine (the molecule of more) in current human behavior and society. The study of dopamine and serotonin has been…

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A Sensitive Chemical Balance

By: on January 13, 2022

In Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long’s book entitled, “The Molecule of More,” the authors take an in-depth view of the chemical dopamine and how it effects human behavior. It is a thin book, but the authors succinctly and successfully cover the wide-ranging effects this single molecule has on individuals and society. Indeed, this book left…

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Here and Now Versus There and Then

By: on January 13, 2022

Why do some people continually strive for more and fail to enjoy what they have? Why do others find fulfillment in what they have but fail to pursue possibilities of a better future? An internal tension exists in every person. That tension presents a challenge to manage between what is and what could be. “The…

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More May Not Be Better

By: on January 13, 2022

The existence, and perhaps extinction, of our world hinges on dopamine, according to authors Lieberman and Long in The Molecule of More. Dopamine, a chemical in the brain, “makes you desire what you don’t yet have, and drives you to seek new things. It rewards you when you obey it, and makes you suffer when…

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Lord, I Need a Shot of Dopamine

By: on January 12, 2022

Need a simplified understanding of neuroscience? “The Molecule of More” explores the dynamics of various chemicals in your brain and how they affect your feelings, perspectives, level of drive, and capacity for creativity. For a basic understanding of what’s going on in our cognition, the authors create two chemical categories, “down” and “up.” Think of…

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The Chemistry behind Character

By: on January 12, 2022

Categorized under social science literature and based on the 1957 research of Kathleen Montagu[1], The Molecule of More is an enlightening book on mental health written by Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long. The authors are long-standing behavioral health experts who have written extensively on various mental health issues including the effect of Dopamine on mental…

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People: The Building Blocks of a Developmental Learning Community

By: on December 4, 2021

     People are the very building blocks of any organization, yet organizations, and even churches behave as though individuals are merely resources that are to be consumed by the organization in the process of accomplishing the goals. An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey shifts the…

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Community of Practice for every youth

By: on December 2, 2021

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey coauthored An Everyone Culture – Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization. This book explores a new model for reaching everyone’s full potential as an organization by introducing what the authors call a DDO (Deliberately Developmental Organizations) to promote and value adult development as the highest culture in the company. It examined…

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The Scuba Creed

By: on December 2, 2021

The subtle definition of insanity–going in circles. We have never done it that way before so we will choose to keep doing the same thing in hopes we will get different results; big circles.  Insanity is the subtle rationale for Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey’s book An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization.…

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Weakness and Failure as Opportunity

By: on December 2, 2021

For a while now I’ve been saying to myself, “I am tired of working for an organization that keeps making the same mistakes and seems unwilling to learn from them. I would like to start an organization where I can put to good use what I have learned from mistakes/failures and then make new mistakes/failures…

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Changing the World through Everyone.

By: on December 2, 2021

What might life look like if only a critical mass of the organizations in my ministry context had employees who were all maximizing their potential? It would mean several things including, but not limited to, a significantly transformed community with many individuals who pursue the presence of God, demonstrate a wide variety of character qualities,…

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Families or Coworkers?

By: on December 2, 2021

In the book, “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization” Robert Kegan and Lisa L. Lahey assert that today’s organizations can become a nurturing place for all employees by tapping into their highest motivation, to learn and grow as individuals. The workplace does not have to be a hostile environment of competitiveness where it…

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