Are We Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing by Kevin DeYoung
Kevin DeYoung challenges leaders and pastors to focus on the simplicity of Easter. “This is not the week for being savvy and sophisticated. This is the week for being simple. Sin and salvation. Death and resurrection.” In the middle of all our easter plans, let’s keep Jesus and the gospel at the center.
I recognize that Holy Week, as an annual set of services, is not spelled out in Scripture. It is a tradition of the church. But a good, gospel tradition, and one that still has deep resonances in the rhythms of American life. So let’s use this week as best we can for outreach, for evangelism, and for apologetic engagement.
4 Reasons Comparison Thinking is Harmful by Kelly Minter
Every day we’re tempted to compare ourselves to others. Kelly challenges us to be on guard against the spirit of comparison thinking, and gives four practical ways to keep our eyes on our own callings.
Last weekend I spoke in Phoenix at a LifeWay Abundance Event (subtle plug for this event if you haven’t been to one—see how I just did that?). Just before I was about to speak I had a new, old feeling hit me. New because I hadn’t felt it in a while; Old because it’s one of those familiar feelings I know well.
Take Responsibility for Your Own Feedback by Eric Geiger
Feedback is invaluable to great leaders. If your boss or organization doesn’t have strong feedback models in place, Eric Geiger offers three ways to take responsibility for it yourself.
Feedback fuels your leadership development. It helps you adjust what needs to be adjusted, builds confidence, and confirms areas of strength. Without feedback, your growth as a leader is stunted. But what if your boss or leader does not offer feedback? Or not enough of it?
5 steps to a clutter-free workspace by Michael Hyatt
Creative leaders may take pride in a messy workspace, but Michael Hyatt argues that clutter actually hampers creativity. Learn his practical five-zone organizing system to calm the clutter chaos in your office.
A lot of productive people operate in disorganized workspaces. The problem is that they’re not as productive as they could be. The hidden culprit stealing their focus is clutter.
Are you an entitled leader? Research shows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude benefits our work, health, and relationships. On the other hand, feeling deserving or entitled leads to a victim mentality and destructive leadership behavior.
Research done with people both young and old reveals very interesting conclusions on the role of gratitude. Author and researcher, Dr. Robert Emmons, from the University of California Davis, believes he knows what gives life meaning: pure and simple gratitude.