Three Reasons You Should Care for Your Team’s Self-Leadership by Eric Geiger
Are you caring for the leadership development of your team? If not, read Eric’s reasons why you should:
Leaders should care for their own self-leadership but should also care that those they lead are leading themselves. Wise and loving leaders care that those they lead are caring for themselves. Here are 3 reasons you should care for your team’s self-leadership:
Feeling blessed is in vogue.
A quick look at Facebook and Twitter shows how many people today feel #blessed. In our social-media world, saying you’re blessed can be a way of boasting while trying to sound humble.
College scholarship? #Blessed. Unexpected raise? #Blessed. Wonderful family? #Blessed.
As Christians we use that term too, of course. We pray God will bless our family. We attribute our undeserved gifts to “God’s blessings.” We talk about ministries being blessed. But what does it really mean? How should we understand the blessing of God?
3 Reasons You Should See Going to Church as a Privilege, Not a Chore by Trevin Wax
Why do you go to church? This article is a great read for church goers:
A sparse sanctuary can discourage a pastor.
Surveys show that, in the past twenty years, the definition of a “faithfully attending church member” has fallen from three times a week to three times a month, resulting in sparser attendance in many evangelical churches, even if membership has climbed or plateaued.
7 Default Zones Every Leader Should Implement by Ron Edmonson
Is decision making as a leader difficult for you? Ron goes through a list of his defaults and preferences and they are so helpful:
There are a lot of gray issues in leadership. So many times I simply don’t know what to do. I try to lead by consensus building, but even with the strongest teams there will always be decisions about which we just aren’t certain what is the best decision.
This is why I like to have some default zones in leadership. When I can’t make a decision – I know where to default.
Having a default zone when things on both sides appear equal or you are uncertain about a decision may help you make better decisions. These aren’t foolproof, as many things in leadership are not, but having a general idea which way you would “default” to in common situations which occur frequently in leadership may prove to be helpful.
5 Ways to Make It Through a Difficult Season by Gavin Ortlund
These practical tips are great to keep in mind if you’re navigating through a hard time in your life.
What do we do when we’re in a negative season or environment? How do we keep from getting sucked into the stress and dysfunction? How do we stop the momentum of decline—in relationships, effectiveness, size, and so on? How do we retain the fruits of the Spirit when their opposites swirl all around us?
If the problem is severe, you probably need to extract yourself from the environment. But when God calls you to endure in difficult environments, here are five strategies I’ve learned to abide by.