5 Hidden Fears of Many Leaders by Ron Edmonson
I’ve learned through working with dozens of pastors and leaders, if we are not careful, leadership can become a game we play rather than a mission we live. One leader tries to impress another leader and all leaders, at one time or another, try to impress the people we are attempting to lead. Part of the key to “winning the game” is supposedly the leader bluffing everyone into thinking he or she has everything within his or her sphere of responsibility under control.
Leader, be honest – How often has that been true for you?
Is God Worth the Wait by Jayne Hugo Davis
We’re over half way through Lent. If you have been faithful to a mini-fast from chocolate or coffee or Candy Crush Saga during this time in the Christian year characterized by reflection and penitence, then you are well aware of the calendar. Eighteen days to go.
Time moves more slowly when you are counting the days or the hours. Think of a child waiting for Christmas or a spouse waiting for their soldier to come home.
Perhaps that is one of the gifts of Lent for those who give themselves to its observance. A slowing down of time. An attentiveness to moments when they are emptied of their often mindless or frantic fill. Intentionally expectant of what God might provide when given some time and space to enter in.
Why You Should Make Listening to Podcasts a Priority by Jonathan Howe
If 2014 was the breakout year for podcasts, 2015 was the year they became mainstream.
As we are now well into 2016, there are indications that the interest in podcasting will continue forth unabated. This rise in the popularity of podcasts is significant for many reasons, but specifically significant because it shows a change in the way in which we consume media. In fact, there are five specific benefits we can gain by consuming podcasts:
How Not to Teach Your Kids the Bible by Joe Wells
Surprisingly, it took me less than a minute.
The previous night I read about Jesus walking on water, how he stilled the storm with a single word. From these verses I gleaned that God can help me when I’m scared. And the night before I read about Daniel in the lion’s den and discovered God will protect me from every danger.
If you haven’t guessed, I was reading a children’s Bible. If you have young kids, you’re likely familiar with the take-home point found in many children’s Bibles and in much church curriculum—a simple story with a moral lesson.
11 Ways to Be Happier at Work by Chris Haroun
The happier you are, the more successful you will be. Happy business people are far more productive. Here are 11 tips on how to be happier at work:
1: If you wake up in the morning and tell yourself you are going to work, then you are doing it wrong.
Have you ever seen a musician that is unhappy at work? They are successful as they do what they love doing. I love this quote by Confucius: “find an occupation you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
How can you tell what your business passion is? Ask yourself this simple question:“Who is a rock star to me in business?” For me there are a few, including Richard Branson for his positive attitude, Steve Jobs for his innovation and simplistic product development genius and Warren Buffett for his long term investing strategy.
Put all 3 of the aforementioned rock stars of mine together and you have the blue print for my business passion, which is long term technology venture capital investments in incredibly happy/positive visionaries that think they can change the world!