10 Symptoms of the Unaware Leader — by Ron Edmondson
A couple years ago there was a consistent problem in one of our areas of ministry. It was something which I would have quickly addressed, but no one brought it to my attention. Thankfully, I’ve learned the hard way that what I don’t know can often hurt my leadership or the church the most, so I’m good at asking questions and being observant. Through my normal pattern of discovery I encountered the problem, brought the right people together, we addressed the problem and moved forward.
End of story.
If only that was the end of the story every time. I’ve missed problems equally as much.
7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Said I Do — by Jackie Bledsoe
When we have conversations with other couples about what they were looking for in a spouse, about the specific prayers they prayed in relation to marriage and their future spouse, or how God confirmed that this person was “the one,” we are always amazed.
The 4 Types of Criticism — by Jessica Stillman
Constructive feedback can be invaluable for your business. Mean-spirited criticism and personal potshots, however, can suck the confidence out of an entrepreneur. How can you tell one from the other?
Sometimes it’s obvious when a comment is silly and needs to be ignored, but as many founders soon learn, sorting the good advice from the bad isn’t always so straightforward. You need to consider its source, their intentions, their level of knowledge of you and your business, as well as the fit between your vision of the world and theirs.
10 Reasons Believers Should Take Care of Themselves Physically — by Chuck Lawless
I confess that I don’t always take care of myself as I should. I have to work hard to maintain a healthy weight, keep my blood pressure down, etc. As a Christian, though, I see this issue as more a spiritual one than a physical one. Here are some reasons believers need to take care of ourselves:
- We are created in God’s image. The Bible is quite clear here – we are made in the image of the Creator. That image was marred in the fall of Adam and Eve, but not destroyed. That fact alone should give us reason to take care of ourselves.
13 Key Points on Being an Authentic Leader—Brad Lomenick
Here are 13 points on the importance and practice of being Authentic as a Leader. You might consider these “Authenticity Rules.” And in today’s leadership culture, it’s true that “Authenticity does actually rule.”
Some best practices I’ve found helpful:
1. Be real in all mediums. Digital age makes it easy to be inauthentic. Although we are always “on,” ultimately we can create a fake persona behind a profile on Facebook or a twitter account. It’s easy to live a secondary life and feel like we are someone we aren’t. Have to be authentic across the board.