4 Reasons People You Lead May Not Want to Learn or Grow by Ron Edmonson
How do you lead people or a team who don’t want to grow or change? Ron sheds light into this scenario and provides 5 suggestions to motivate them.
I’ve learned in leadership – you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn or grow personally.
Perhaps you’ve tried. I have. I see one of my jobs as a leader to help people grow – learn new ways to do things better, more efficiently, to improve as individuals – and ultimately, as a team. I’ve at times been worn out, however, trying to help some people develop. At times, it seems they want to keep doing things the same way – sometimes even keep making the same mistakes. They never seem to seek out – certainly not embrace – new or better principles to their life.
Every Woman’s Call to Work by Abigail Dodd
Abigail does a beautiful job shedding light on the tension women feel with the call to work, especially if they have a family.
What has the power to set a woman on edge and make her feel everything from shame to pride to embarrassment to judgment to superiority and in between? Ask her what she does for a living.
Among Christians, this shouldn’t be the case, but alas, many can attest that it is. Single women may feel that somehow they’re missing out on the calling of motherhood and wish they didn’t have to work a job. Others may be happy to forgo husband and kids and find joy in a career. If a mom works outside the home, she may fear judgment, whether real or imagined, from the stay-at-home-mom contingent. If a mom has embraced homemaking full-time, she similarly tends to feel judgment, real or imagined, by her working counterpart. Or better put, real and imagined, for both women.
5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Art Rainer
What’s your course of action when you’re at the end of yourself? How do you combat stress and fatigue and exhaustion? Art shares 5 suggestions for times like these.
At some point, we have all felt like we were at our breaking point. Task upon task, project upon project, had piled up on us. We had too much to do with too little time to complete it all.
We became stressed and frustrated. We seemed to become bitter about everything. We lashed out at those around us. And at the same time, we felt down about ourselves. We were overwhelmed.
I’m heartbroken over recent events in our country and the racial tension that continues to develop. The intention and plan of God is that people from every nation and every corner of the earth will be a part of His eternal kingdom. So how do we help our churches navigate these times of great racial tension in our culture? LifeWay Pastors has provided group studies, articles, and video lectures from leaders like Russell Moore of the ERLC and Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.
We know that in this life, severe tensions often exist between those divided nation, tribe, people, and languages. Here in the United States of America, we have watched racism continue to fester. The evening news and social media feeds are filled with violence between citizens and law enforcement officers. Professional athletes, movie stars, and the famous among us protest one side or the other. Everyone has a voice but no one seems to have a solution.
Divorce Is Heartbreaking. It Shouldn’t Be a Spectacle by Barrett Johnson
While we don’t often touch on pop culture here, I thought this blog post about the latest Hollywood divorce was really needed. When thinking of other people’s life circumstances, are we devourers of the gossip or do we stop to remember that this is another broken family?
When something like this happens to a celebrity, what wins out in our hearts and minds: curiosity or compassion?
What we do know is that there are two people who committed to being one. They may have gotten there by an indirect route, but they did enter a covenant marriage. And now it is falling apart. As with any other divorce, there is likely anger, hurt and plenty of grief. Pitt and Jolie are likely drowning in a lifetime’s worth of brokenness.
We must be active conduits of grace and love instead of consumers of the pain of others.