- January 8, 2017
Brenda has been the editor-in-chief of OUTLOOK magazine since 2013. OUTLOOK reaches approximately 69,000 readers across a nine-state Mid-western region 10 times per year.
The print edition underwent a successful redesign in October 2015. The template for the online edition, which draws readers from over 50 countries, is updated yearly.
Discipline: creating agendas, itineraries, lists for processes and procedures, plotting goals, making step-by-step strategic plans, laying out timelines and deadlines.
Relator: valuing close relationships, investing time and energy into discovering each person’s unique talents, goals, motivations, and interests.
Consistency: setting up clear procedures, applying regulations and policies consistently over time, following a reliable system.
Harmony: seeking consensus, resolving conflict without unnecessary confrontation, detecting impending conflict and looking for commonalities that may lead to agreements rather than discord.
Intellection: reading, writing, thinking, asking questions, seeking meaningful answers that can open intriguing doors to a rich and fulfilling life.
Think ahead, plan ahead, work ahead.
“Every decision you make is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about who you are.” —Neale Donald Walsh
Make something beautiful every day.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
From Good to Great in the Social Sector by Jim Collins
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Lessons I Learned in the Dark by Jennifer Rothchild
Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge
The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute
Favorite Bible Verses
This is a trustworthy saying…that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men. 1 Timothy 4: 9-10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people. Galatians 6: 10
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1: 6
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1: 27
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father…encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2: 16