Three Key Revelations about Effective Teams by Michael Hyatt
Michael shares practical tips on how to effectively manage an effective team and hold a team strategy session to accomplish your goals.
My favorite part of our time together was hearing from each person what they thought our greatest priorities, challenges, and new opportunities were as an organization.
Here’s how we did it.
Navigating Family Tensions at the Holidays by Russell Moore
Russell shares things that we Christians need to remember if we are tackling difficult family situations this Christmas:
We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members who are contemptuous of the Christian faith and downright hostile to the whole thing.
5 Reasons Leaders and Creators Need Routines by Eric Geiger
Sometimes we as leaders overlook the benefits of creating routines, but Eric shares lessons he’s learned about their importance.
The myth on creativity is that creativity hates routines, that creativity is stifled by a schedule or plan. In reality, leaders and creators thrive in routines. Mason Currey, in his book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, chronicles the daily rituals and habits of many of the world’s most influential artists, authors, poets, and composers. What emerges from a scan across their work habits is a sense that while they all worked differently, they were all guided by routines and daily rhythms. While Mason intentionally does not offer overarching thoughts from his research but rather lets their routines speak for themselves, I jotted down several thoughts while reading.
When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Is Messy by Annie Downs
Annie beautifully shares reflections on how Christmas is messy, but how Jesus meets us in the middle of our messes right where we are.
Being single during the holidays sometimes feels like a mess.
I’m a pretty confident, fun-loving gal who appreciates the life I have. But something happens during the holiday season — my friend Kelley calls it “hyper-awareness” — when my singleness just feels. IT FEELS. It’s palpable in December moments in ways it never shows in April.
God knows it. The enemy knows it. And I know it. I have to take more thoughts captive, make good choices, and call it what it is — messy.