QSource | Preblast

QSource | Preblast

For 2019, the Saturday morning bible / book study will be F3 QSource. This is a 50-week study and will take us all the way through 2019. The material has been developed by the leaders of F3 to help men learn and master leadership. All Pax are invited and encouraged to attend.

Weekly Assignments

The weekly reading assignments will be posted at the bottom of each week’s backblast and typically range from 3-5 pages. Each of these reading assignments consists of 5 parts:

  • Statement
  • Scripture
  • Socratic
  • Synthesis
  • Spur

This weeks assignment is at the bottom of this preblast. If you would like to obtain a copy of the entire handbook then please contact your site Q.

Site Q’s

Kotter and Sparky will be the primary Q’s at Celery Fields and Adventure Park, respectively. This program is setup to allow others to lead the weekly meetings. For that reason, the F3 Suncoast Q Schedule has been updated to include a 2019 QSource Schedule worksheet for Pax to signup and help lead. Any Pax that signup to lead will get access to a shared folder that contains all the necessary material and some tips to help get you started.


Saturday mornings starting 1/19/2019

Adventure Park | 06:15

Celery Fields (Ruck) | 06:00


Leadership is a skill that a person must learn and master during their lifetime rather
than an attribute of their character with which they are born. As a skill, it is like learning to play
the piano. If it were an attribute, it would be like having blue eyes or a square jaw.

Because it is a skill, a person must commit to learning to lead in the same way that they
would learn to play the piano. The degree to which they will ultimately master it will depend
both upon their natural ability and their willingness to practice. Because we are all born with
some leadership ability, even a man with very little natural skill can still be an effective leader if
he is willing to practice hard. But a man who will not practice at all will never master the skill
even if he is born with the heart of a lion. The decision to become an effective leader is
volitional. No one else can make it for you.

F3 was born on January 1, 2011. Its initial purpose was to give men a way to improve
their lives by exercising together as part of a workout community. While that worked, we
quickly realized that the members of F3 needed more than just physical fitness to improve their
lives. They also needed help in mastering their leadership skills. Their families, their workplaces
and their neighborhoods were all communities that needed leadership just as much as the F3
workout community did. From this need, F3’s mission of the invigoration of male community
leadership evolved.

To help the men of F3 learn and master leadership we began to develop a body of
practices that we drew from the timeless principles of leadership and their effective application
in our workout community. Initially, these leadership practices were transmitted between us
verbally, like a set of oral traditions passed around a campfire.

As F3 grew, and the limits of this rudimentary method became increasingly clear to us,
we began cataloging our practices more deliberately through blogs and social media. While
this was an improvement over the verbal transmission method, its effectiveness was limited by
the lack of cohesion among the various principles and practices themselves, which was
exacerbated by the geographical separation of our growing organization. We began searching
for a way to provide a common set of principles that were internally integrated and were as
useful to our group in Seattle as they were to the men in Savannah.

From this search, the QSource was born. It is the integrated expression of F3’s
leadership philosophy. It is our leadership manual. As such, it is designed to be used by F3
members to improve their leadership skills for the benefit of their families, workplaces and
neighborhoods. However, because it is based on timeless principles, it is also useful for any
group that wants to improve the leadership skills of its members.

As mentioned above, this will take us 50 weeks to complete. This material has been broken down into 5 foundational principles and 4 quadrants of leadership, as outlined below.


  • F1 Disruption
  • F2 Language
  • F3 Group
  • F4 LDP
  • F5 Preparedness


  • Q1.1 DRP
  • Q1.2 King
  • Q1.3 Queen
  • Q1.4 Jester
  • Q1.5 M
  • Q1.6 Shorties
  • Q1.7 Shield Lock
  • Q1.8 Whetstone
  • Q1.9 Mammon
  • Q1.10 Prayer
  • Q1.11 Study
  • Q1.12 Meeting


  • Q2.1 IMPACT
  • Q2.2 Influence
  • Q2.3 Missionality
  • Q2.4 Positive Habit Transfer
  • Q2.5 Accountability
  • Q2.6 Correction
  • Q2.7 Targeting


  • Q3.1 Shared Leadership
  • Q3.2 Mutual Competence
  • Q3.3 Trust
  • Q3.4 Vision
  • Q3.5 Articulation
  • Q3.6 Persuasion
  • Q3.7 Exhortation
  • Q3.8 Candor
  • Q3.9 Commitment
  • Q3.10 Consistency
  • Q3.11 Contentment
  • Q3.12 Courage


  • Q4.1 Sua Sponte Leader
  • Q4.2 Schooling
  • Q4.3 Apprenticeship
  • Q4.4 Opportunity
  • Q4.5 Failure
  • Q4.6 Team Development
  • Q4.7 Equipping
  • Q4.8 Accountability.Team
  • Q4.9 Missionality.Team
  • Q4.10 Lizard Building

We will be covering one of these points each week, starting on 1/19/2019 with F1 – Disruption. If any of these points are of particular interest to you, then please head over to the F3 Suncoast Q Schedule and sign up to lead them.

Homework for 1/19 | F1 – Disruption.

Thoughts for the week:

What do leaders do? What effect does leadership have on the status quo? Is there a common characteristic shared by leaders who leave a legacy?