Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave by Sydney Finkelstein on WSJ
Are you a leader that’s clinging too tightly to your top performing employees? This article might surprise you.
I’ve spent the past 10 years studying the world’s greatest bosses across 18 industries, luminaries such as Ralph Lauren in fashion, Julian Robertson in hedge funds, Norman Brinker in casual restaurants, Larry Ellison in technology, Michael Miles in packaged food, Jay Chiat in advertising and Tommy Frist Jr. in hospitals, to name a few.
As I was surprised to discover, these extraordinary leaders achieved outstanding results in large part because they abandoned conventional thinking about keeping the best employees.
Seven Better Questions You Can Ask in the Midst of Adversity by Michael Hyatt
Adversity doesn’t skip over anyone. There will be hardship in your life at one time or another, and these questions by Michael are really empowering to shift your perspective.
I learned a valuable lesson: the answers we get are often determined by the questions we ask. If we ask bad questions, we will get bad answers. If we ask better questions—empowering questions—we will get better answers.
How the Smartest Leaders Use Humility as a Weapon to Improve Their Team by Marcel Schwantes
As leaders of faith we know the importance of humility, but often ego and pride sneak in. This article featured on Inc. dives into how humility leads to successful business outcomes.
As mega pastor Rick Warren once said in The Purpose Driven Life, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
In essence, humble leaders achieve greatness without arrogance. They shift from ego to humility which can drastically alter the outcome to their advantage.
Trevin dives into the recent cultural trends in America away from religious liberty, which is a sobering reality.
Religious liberty, America’s “first freedom,” has fallen on hard times lately.
A few years ago, a survey showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans believed the First Amendment’s protections “go too far.” That number has decreased in later surveys (thankfully), but it’s still a troubling sign. Meanwhile, we are seeing more and more legal battles against religious people whose convictions are not in line with the ideology of the Sexual Revolution.
What’s going on?
5 Important Questions to Ask About Your Child’s Future by Dr. Jamie Drew
If you’re a parent of younger children, you might wonder what you’re child will be like when they grow up. Dr. Drew beautifully shares about this and gives us five questions that can help us parent better.
What kind of men and women will my children be when every opportunity I have to shape them has been spent? Will they love God and love people? Will they be strong? Will they be marked by wisdom? Will they be good husbands and wives? What kind of parents will they make? Will they be ready to lead when I am gone?
These are the things I wonder. I can’t know the answers to these questions. But I can let these questions remind me of the responsibility I have as a father, and begin answering other important questions that will help me be a more faithful father.