Leading Women to Learn — Dawn Stephens
However and wherever God has called you to serve women, you have constant and ongoing opportunities to continue learning.
For some of us, reading and learning is like breathing. For others it’s not quite so easy and normal. Wherever you fall, let me encourage you to try gaining the mindset of a life-long learner. I first heard the word, “life-long learner” from a women’s ministry friend, Linda Lesniewski, who challenged me and others in ministry to gain this mindset.
Why Magic Matters in Corporate Culture — Jody Dreyer
Company culture is a business notion that is incredibly important to consider, yet is oftentimes barely paid enough attention. Companies that master the art of creating a work environment that thrives on unity, innovation, and giving back are undoubtedly more successful in the long run and become well known for their efforts.
Jody Dreyer was privileged to be a part of such a company for over thirty years. She discusses with us today her time with the Disney family, and how business practices she learned and pioneered during her time there would serve any company today just as well as they served Disney.
4word: To start, tell us a little about yourself.
Jody: Let’s start at the beginning! I was born and raised in the Midwest. I tell you that because I am practical, down home, and no nonsense, and much of that, I think, comes from the Midwest. Second, my Dad’s side of the family is from a farm, which explains my love for: a good day’s hard work, community, and again, no nonsense.
Four Ways to Be a Less Bossy Boss — Eric Geiger
As I recently shared, some bosses are leaders, but not all of them. It is possible to be a boss and not be a leader, or be a leader without being a boss. A person may be in positional authority but not have influence, respect, or the ability to lead. And many people are able to lead and influence others without being in an official “leadership position.” Few leaders want to be known as being a “bossy boss,” and even fewer people want to work for one. So here are four ways to be sure you are leading, not just bossing.
1. Value people
Great leaders don’t devalue work, productivity, and results; they just value people more. A strong leader doesn’t believe one needs to choose between people and productivity. You can be results-oriented and still love and value people. When leaders really love and value people, people work and serve more joyfully and gratefully.
True Friends Will Change You — Leilani Mueller
After a welcome banquet for new students, the two of us sat beside a fountain and chatted about our shared backgrounds.
Among the mostly white student body, we’d noticed that we were both multi-racial. From there, we discovered that we were both theater girls, having even played some of the same roles before. We loved books and beauty, and we were in the same honors program. We both took our faith seriously. Amid the excitement of so many shared passions, I met one of my best friends.
5 Things Worker Bees Can Learn From Actual Bees — Jeffrey Hayzlett
Seeing a bee can strike fear into some, but there are great lessons to be learned from these creatures. They are experts in working together, achieving goals to positively impact the common good. Here are four lessons we can all learn from bees:
1. Work together.
In a single colony, there can be thousands of bees that need to work together in order to survive. Survival is a pretty good incentive to work together — and in order for your business to survive, your team must work together. Bees have neither ego nor ulterior motives they’re working around. Instead, they are totally focused on obtaining the goals for the betterment of the entire colony, not just specific individuals.