Four Indications You Have an Untrustworthy Team Member — Eric Geiger
Bad company corrupts good character (1 Corinthians 15:33).
An untrustworthy team member can spoil and corrupt the collective character of a team. One team member can adversely impact the whole, can adversely impact the culture of the team you lead. Here are four indicators of an untrustworthy team member:
Negative about everyone else
If the person talks negatively about everyone else, the person is speaking negatively of you too. And you are not the only one who knows this. In time, the entire team is hampered from open and honest discussions because trust is systematically destroyed.
I Don’t Want Your Good Vibes. I Want Prayer. — Megan Hill
On Thursday, Pope Francis stood on the balcony of the Capitol building and spoke through an interpreter to the crowds on the lawn. “I ask you all, please, to pray for me,” Francis said, “and if there are among you any who do not believe or cannot pray, I ask you please to send good wishes my way.” These words made the New York Times “Quotation of the Day” on Friday, and many people resonated because they have said similar things themselves.
Almost daily, my own social media feeds have posts by evangelical friends requesting prayer in much the same way: “Asking for prayers/happy thoughts for my dad’s surgery on Tuesday,” or, “If you pray, please pray for my job interview tomorrow. If you don’t, send good vibes!”
5 Points on Decision Making as a Leader — Brad Lomenick
Leaders are decision makers. Period. Whatever the time of year and season of life, lots of decisions are probably on your desk or in your to do list waiting to be pushed forward. It’s something we must do. Constantly.
So here a few thoughts on making decisions:
Understand that it’s part of your job. Making decisions as a leader is normal and ordinary and required. It’s why you are a leader. Embrace it.
Why Moms Aren’t Involved in Women’s Ministry — Deb Douglas
First a note:
Women’s ministry has been a part of my life for 37 years. Wait. Actually, I have to revise that statement. I have actively led in women’s ministry that long, but women’s ministry has been a part of my life since before I was born 57 years ago! My mom taught Bible studies in our home. As a child I would sit outside the open windows, letting her words fall down on me. I believe in ministering to women and the unique needs of women. I am not jumping on any blogosphere campaign against women’s ministry. I am looking for realistic answers.
Chatting with my women’s ministry friends, there seems to be a trend of moms not being involved in women’s ministry.
Jesus Got Me Thinking — Beth Moore
I had an interesting moment with Jesus a few days ago and I can’t quit thinking about it. It followed these three related entries I’d posted right in a row on Twitter:
(1) “I don’t care if it sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime, if they say, ‘But we need your answer right now,’ it probably needs to be NO.” (2) “One of the opportunities I most regret taking was a snap decision over the offerer’s insistence on an answer NOW. No time for prayer? Uh, NO.” (3) “Gah. If I can save you the pain in the neck that decision has continued to be to me for a solid 10 years, please let me.”
I meant every word. Still do. Good grief, it’s been a pain. A lot of people hopped on board in response to those tweets and my misery found some good company and, in turn, a few good laughs. Man, I love when that happens.