5 Points on Decision Making for Leaders by Brad Lomenick on LifeWay Leadership
One of the most overwhelming parts of being a leader is all the decisions that have to be made. Brad reminds us of several points to help with decision making.
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 are 5 points to help you with making leadership decisions:
Bourne Again: Our Relentless Search for Our Identity by J.A. Medders
Often as believers we often forget our identity in Jesus Christ. J.A. describes how in this sense we are like Jason Bourne, but then describes who exactly we are in Christ.
One reason we get so discouraged and frustrated in the Christian life is that we forget who we are. We forget that we are new creatures in Christ. We misplace the reality that by his blood, by his cross, and by his resurrection, we are new. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression by Jeff Hadden on Inc.
What we think is important when making a good first impression might not be.
Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.
Which matters more:
- Showing that you’re skilled, experienced, and capable, or
- Showing that you’re trustworthy and likable?
Many people assume that skill, expertise, experience, and competence matter most. After all, if you’re going to hire me or do business with me, you need to know I have the talent to come through, right? It’s natural to assume you should establish your credentials as quickly as possible.
10 Ways To Create More Margin in Your Time by Ron Edmonson
We’d all like more time, wouldn’t we? Ron sheds light with 10 valuable tips to help us reclaim some of that lost and wasted time.
How do you fit more into an already busy schedule?
Isn’t this a great question?
Because, aren’t you being asked to do so all the time? Isn’t your standard reply to the question “how are you?” – BUSY? Aren’t we all?
How do you create more margin in your schedule – to do the things you want to do and the things you need to do?
Above All, Trust in the Slow Work of God by Shawn Smucker
God doesn’t always work in the swift flash of miracles like we’d like Him to do. Instead, He works in slow and faithful ways. This blog by Shawn is a beautiful depiction of what it’s like to trust in God’s (sometimes slow-to-us) work.
For three months I’ve been waiting for something. You probably know what it’s like. You’ve waited, too, for many crucial (and not so crucial) things: a final diagnosis, an offer, a closing date, a yes or no, a call back, word on that promotion or potential adoption. Waiting to become pregnant. Waiting for your children to grow up. Waiting for retirement.