Writing a book may make you an expert in your field as much as earning another degree. Writing requires strict discipline, hours of research, the ability to self-critique, and sharp communication skills. Here’s how writing will also make you a better manager and improve your connection to you audience/customers.
Do you remember the feeling of walking through the doors of your alma mater on the first day of your freshman year of college? You were likely filled with a mixture of hope and fear, but also the confidence that you were making a solid investment in your future, and this decision would serve you well. We do, after all, encourage young people to pursue a bachelor’s degree — or higher — in the hopes that the experiences and lessons that they learn, and the confirmation of their dedication and studies from a recognized institution, will launch a lifelong career.
Your Marriage Needs Community by Dr. Greg Smalley
Just like believers are meant to live together in unity, your marriage needs community to thrive. Through good times and bad, a strong marriage community will strengthen your relationship, give you safe place to ask tough questions, and push you to see your marriage with a kingdom perspective.
Do you remember when the preacher at a wedding used to say something like, “If there is anyone present who knows of any reason that this couple should not be joined in holy matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace”? This was almost always followed by several seconds of awkward silence. “Speak now or forever hold your peace” meant that if you didn’t say something, you accepted the new marriage and must never express your objections.
It’s normal when dads want their kids to see them as superheros: strong, fearless, and able to fight every bad guy. But when a father follows Jesus, his influence extends far beyond Superman to modeling God himself for his family. Here’s how godly fathers teach their kids to glorify and trust in Christ alone.
Before superheroes became a phenomenon that appealed to all ages and demographics, they were written primarily for young boys and male teens. For many of us, Spider-Man represented the angst-ridden, smart-mouthed hero we could be in the present—all we needed was a radioactive spider bite. Batman represented the brooding, brilliant hero we could be in the future—all we needed was training and a few billion dollars. But Superman was different. He didn’t represent us so much as a hero from our past, the first superhero we ever admired—our fathers.
Five Leadership Axioms That Shape Your Ministry by Jenni Catron
Great leaders have strong accountability, engage people, and lead themselves well before they ever lead another person. Leadership expert Jenni Catron teaches these and other timeless axioms for leaders in every field.
Today’s post highlights Jenni Catron’s presentation. Jenni is a writer, speaker, and leadership expert committed to helping others lead from their extraordinary best. Jenni’s passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip, and encourage others to do the same. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them. Additionally, she consults with individuals and teams on leadership and organizational health. Here are five leadership values (adapted from her lecture) that help make Jenni (and those she coaches) more effective leaders.
The Life of an Idea on a Healthy Team by Ron Edmondson
Healthy teams don’t have idea-killers. Instead, here’s how thriving organizations treat every single idea brought to the table.
Healthy teams allow every idea a chance to live. At initial thought, there are no bad ideas. The healthiest teams don’t contain a built in idea killer. And, if there is one they aren’t allowed to remain so for long.