Three Ways Millennials Make You a Better Leader by Eric Geiger
There are mixed reviews on Millennials in the work place, but Eric shares three ways that Millennials make you a better leader:
Some bemoan the inevitable—that millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are becoming a larger section of the workforce. If you Google “millennials and work,” a plethora of articles will show up. Some affirm traits in millennials that contribute to a healthy work environment: creativity, technological savvy, or altruism. Others point to millennials and express frustration for a lack of commitment, work ethic concerns, or unrealistic expectations. Regardless if affirming or expressing concern, most agree that millennials are motivated differently than preceding generations.
When You Don’t Love Your Job by Bethany Jenkins
My blog post 20 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job is one of my most popular posts ever, and this post by Bethany addresses some of the same issues.
“What do you do?” used to be a question I loved answering. For the most part, since I started working almost 17 years ago, I’ve enjoyed my work.
But last week, as I sat across the table from a new friend trying to get to know me and asking this question, I blurted out the only honest thing I could say: “I don’t love my work right now, so it feels strange to tell you about what I do. I don’t think it gives you a good idea of who I am.”
In New York City, where I live, that’s heresy. You are what you do. People don’t come here to marry, have kids, or settle down. They come here in quest of success. They come here to work.
Ten Things You Should Know About Generation Z by Thom Rainer
We’ve talked here on the blog a lot about Millennials, but do you know about Generation Z (who were born 2001 to 2020?) Dr. Rainer sheds light on the largest generation in history:
I doubt the generational name will stick, but for now we call them Generation Z. There was Gen X, then Gen Y (the Millennials), and now Gen Z.
Their birth years are 2001 to 2020. The oldest Gen Zer is 15; the youngest has not yet been born.
We have much to learn about this young generation, but we have learned much already. Church leaders, particularly, need to keep an eye on this generation. There are some fascinating trends taking place.
For now, let’s look at ten things you should know about Gen Z.
Three Lies About Forgiveness by J. D. Greear
Forgiveness is an issue that affects everyone in every season of life, and as believers we’re called to forgive just as God forgives us. This blog by J.D. walks us through the nuances of forgiveness in a refreshing way:
A few years ago I read a fascinating book called The Bishop of Rwanda, by John Rucyahana. He talked about the horrible genocides in Rwanda, and the aftermath of the civil wars there. He said that the genocides were, obviously, horrendous, but it was the lingering bitterness and hatred afterwards that was the most difficult. Most people couldn’t evenconsider the idea of forgiveness.
Rucyahana pointed out that the obstacles to forgiveness really came from lies people believed about forgiveness. These three lies are as applicable in big cases (like his) as they are in our more everyday cases of forgiveness.
Just Something Silly I Wrote On Behalf of Moms by Beth Moore
We just celebrated Motherhood last week for Mother’s Day, and I loved this sweet poem Beth wrote:
I once was young when so were you
A newborn then so quick turned two.
You toddled, cackled, climbed and cried
You threw some tantrums. So did I.
You went to school and I was glad.
By half past noon I’d gotten sad
You’d walk in the door, hey what’s to eat?
I fought your phone till time to sleep