What to Expect in 2010!

As part of my 2009 year-in-review & personal evaluation, I took some time to consider what I’ll be focusing on this year here at JenniCatron.tv.  It’s easy to wander, get distracted, ramble and simply say very little if I’m not careful.  So after some prayer, processing and reflection these are the five goals for my blog this year:

  1. To share my thoughts, insights and observations about leadership. There is no question that I’m a leadership geek.  I find a leadership nugget in just about every situation, circumstance or person I encounter.  My blog is named “Leading in Shades of Grey” because if there is one thing I’ve learned about leadership, it’s that rarely is anything EVER black and white.  Being a great leader requires the discernment and skills to navigate the most grey of situations.  I hope my musings on the subject are helpful to you.
  2. To communicate events, highlights and successes of the organizations I’m a part of – Cross Point Church & Cultivate Her.
  3. To connect and encourage other leaders. I relate all to well to the sentiment “leadership is lonely” and so I hope my blog can be a place where you can connect with other leaders facing similar challenges and be encouraged that you really are not alone.
  4. To share what I’m learning. Whether it be book reviews, conferences I’ve attended, scripture that’s challenging me or mistakes I’ve made, I’ll be sharing my thoughts along the way.
  5. To share my life. This will be mostly reserved for my Friday Fun posts where I talk about the general stuff of my life – 1/2 marathon training, Catron House Wars, random rants about stuff that irritates me, etc.  There’s no real point here except hopefully to make you smile a little.

So that’s my blog plan for 2010.

Is there anything else you would like to see from JenniCatron.tv this year?

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  • Jeff January 4, 2010  

    Great post, Jenni. I'm an occasional follower of your blog and a from-afar fan of CP. Personally, I'd love to hear more about the church, as well as other causes/ideas/etc. that you think are worthwhile. There's so much content out there about ministry, communicating, etc., and I like to use blogs from people that I trust (i.e. you) to discern what's worth checking out. Thanks for all you do!

    • Jenni Catron January 4, 2010  

      @Jeff – great feedback, thank you! And thank you for reading!

      • Jeff January 8, 2010  

        you're welcome. my pleasure!

  • Trish January 4, 2010  

    Jenni ~ I'm thankful for the time I have gotten to spend with you over the past couple of months. The lines of leadership can be so gray regardless if it's leading my boys, finances or a small group. What is black and white for me is that God has given every women the ability to lead somewhere in some capacity but so often don't because of those shades of gray. I look forward to seeing CultivateHer become a catalyst to inspire and encourage woman to trust that God can and IS using them to lead a in a broken world of shades of gray!


    • jcatron January 6, 2010  

      Trish – I'm so blessed to lead with you. Thanks for your encouragement!

  • JasonWert January 4, 2010  

    Well, I'm not a leader on any level so your leadership pieces aren't really aimed at me but I read them with an eye that perhaps in the future God will graciously place me in such a position. If I'd make any requests it would be for a piece or two over the year from you toward those of us who are potential leaders about how to prepare for when God says go.

    • jcatron January 6, 2010  

      Jason – I spent many years observing the leaders around me and keeping notes on what I thought worked, what didn't and how I would do it as a leader. I really believe that God used that season of my life to prepare me for this season… I'm sure he is doing the same thing with you. Even if you don't have the opportunities to use your leadership muscle yet, keep studying… the time will come. And thanks for the suggestion – I'll definitely consider aiming my thoughts to upcoming leaders.

  • jeff henderson January 5, 2010  

    Jenni – this looks great. Looking forward to reading what you share in 2010. You are definitely a leader worth following. There is one area I would suggest you consider — what are you learning as a communicator? As more leadership opportunities come your way, they will bring more communication opportunities — conferences, vision-casting, staff meetings, etc. I think we would all benefit from what you are learning and how you are growing as a communicator.

    Happy New Year!

    • jcatron January 5, 2010  

      Jeff – Thank you for your feedback. That is a great suggestion and probably one of the biggest areas for growth for me this year. Thank you for your leadership!

  • Tim Carrigan January 5, 2010  

    I have enjoyed getting to "know" you a bit through Twitter. You always have great insight on one of my favorite topics — leadership! One of my fellow staffers made a trip up to your church recently and shared with me that Cross Point is really on the move. If possible, I would like to plan a trip up as well — and maybe squeeze in some meeting time with you while I catch a worship service event.

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom,
    Tim Carrigan, Westwood Church, Alabaster, AL

    • jcatron January 5, 2010  

      Tim – thank you so much for reading. We would love for you to come and visit and we'll definitely schedule some time to catch up.

  • mandythompson January 7, 2010  

    Looking forward to #1 & #3 & definitely #5. 🙂