Addressing Signs of Leadership Fatigue — by Chuck Lawless
Previously, I posted on “13 Signs of Leadership Fatigue.” Several readers asked me to write a follow up post about ways to deal with these signs. Maybe these suggestions will help you move past leadership fatigue.
3 Must-Haves for Leadership Success Today—Ron Edmondson
Adaptability – Things are changing fast. Profusion is at an all time high. By the time I learn my phone there’s another update or another phone. And, it impacts every area of our life. If we are not going to change our core values and mission — and we shouldn’t — nor should we have to — then we must learn to adapt our strategies, systems and processes. Doing the same things that previously worked is no longer a sole option. We must embrace change.
5 Things You Should Fear — and 5 You Shouldn’t—Trillia Newbell
Fear held a tight grip on my life. It wasn’t just segmented in one area for me — no, the lies and anxiety of fear spread to so many of my relationships and situations. Pause and think about how fear impacts you. What do you fear specifically, and why does that fear have such power in your life?
Fear can have a crushing hold on us, but thankfully, there is One strong enough for all your fears. Though I still have much to learn and grow in this area, I’ve tasted the joy and freedom that comes in finding rest and joy through faith in who God is and what Jesus has already done.
Helping Deaf Students to Flourish—Jen Michel and Betty McPhee
With God’s help, I’m supporting Deaf students to flourish. Having been raised by Deaf parents, I know well that Deaf people are capable of everything but hearing. They don’t need to be fixed so much they need to be given the tools for flourishing. At a fundamental level, this flourishing means access to sign language. Often, I must advocate for this with students’ parents, who either don’t understand the importance of sign language as means of native/natural communication or who don’t support their child’s use of it. Some prefer trying technological solutions to “fix” their children’s hearing, like cochlear implants, but those attempts aren’t usually as effective as parents hope. Deaf students—like all other students—need language for their cognitive development. They also need educational accommodations to ensure their success. I advocate for these things—with parents, other teachers, and school officials.
But We Aren’t Even Married—Nicole Staples
That was the response in my head when a former roommate asked what my love languages were.
“Have you ever taken the 5 love language test?”
“Well, yeah . . . but . . . “
I had taken the test several years ago but I thought it was only put to use by married folks and the soon-to-be married folks. I was neither. I had received my results and, at that time, considered it information to tuck away and then whip out on a first date. Kidding . . . second date. Ha!