12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now by Marcel Schwantes
One of the most important jobs of a leader is to recognize and help plan for the future of your organization by recognizing and mentoring new leaders. Do you have a system in place to do that? This is a great article.
Let’s face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.
When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you easily identify what each of their futures holds?
Better yet, if you’re not a corporate giant with an immense HR budget to spend on all the talent management bells and whistles, do you at least have a basic system and structure in place with the proper tools to evaluate your talent?
4 Ways to Handle Your “Boring Job” by Eric Geiger
Do you think your job is boring? Eric has some great suggestions if you’re in this boat.
Since being in ministry for the last twenty years, I have heard comments from people with “regular jobs” comparing the significance of what I “get to do” with what they “have to do.” Some have commented that “their job doesn’t matter as much” or “isn’t as spiritual” as those in vocational ministry.
I am always saddened when I hear those comments and in many ways feel I have failed to help the person think more biblically and broadly about work. Work was given as a gift before humanity rebelled and sin impacted everything. All work is spiritual when done for the glory of God. A.W. Tozer said, “It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.”
The Scribbled Truth That Changed My Life by Lysa TerKeurst
When was the last time you wrote a handwritten note to a friend? It might be more impactful than you know. Read the inspiring story by Lysa about receiving a note from a friend just when she needed it.
As our key verse of Acts 3:6-7a says, “‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’ Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up …”
Peter and John didn’t have silver, but they had a hand to offer and value to give. The man in need was worth touching. The hurting one in need was a man who needed someone to see him as a man. The man in need had so much to offer. After he got up, he went into the temple courts, praising God and stirring up wonder and amazement about God.
I want my friend to remember she, too, has praise left inside her for our God. She, too, can get up. She, too, can stir up amazement and wonder about our God.
Boring Church Services Changed My Life by Daniel Darling
Boring seems to be a theme today. Did you grow up in “boring” church services? Daniel shares how they changed his life in this encouraging post.
Since the age of five, I sat in church services: Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday night prayer meetings. I wasn’t allowed to draw. I was required to sit up straight—no fidgeting. And I wasn’t allowed to fall asleep.
Up through my teenage years, I thought of church as a bit boring. Sure, there were some life-changing, soul-stirring messages at summer camp or a special service. But for most of my life, including my years as a pastor, I did pretty much the same thing every week: singing familiar hymns or choruses, standing up and reading Scripture, listening to a sermon.