Six Reasons We Must Seek Solitude by Todd Gaddis
Spending alone time with God isn’t a luxury for christian leaders — it’s a necessity. Todd explains how we must intentionally retreat away from people to hear from God, cleanse us from a worldly mindset, and make sure our priorities align with God’s.
Examining the Gospels, I never cease to be amazed at the way Jesus ministered among the people. Whether it was one on one, in small groups or before masses, Jesus tirelessly made Himself approachable and available.
4 Problems with the Squeaky Wheel Approach to Leadership by Eric Geiger
The most glaring problem of your organization may not actually need your immediate attention or the bulk of your resources. Eric explains how the squeaky wheel problem, or person, often distracts you from your team’s biggest needs.
“The squeaky wheel gets the grease” is an expression used to describe the reality that the most noticeable problem often gets the most focus. It can also be used to describe the loudest person receiving the most attention. It is a common expression because it is often how people live and lead. Leaders, problem solvers by nature, often wake up each day ready and able to solve problems. But focusing on the squeaky wheel is not the most effective way to lead.
Ten Ways to Create an Unhealthy Team Environment by Ron Edmondson
Always criticize. Never applaud. Avoid conflict and pretend everything is okay. Hold mistakes against other people. These are just a few ways to create an unhealthy team environment. Watch for these and other warning signs that could threaten the health of your organization.
I am not sure why you would want to, but just in case you ever did, I know some keys to creating an unhealthy team.
King of Dreams by Stephen Graves
Stephen Graves shows us how God’s word is full of organized strategy. Specifically through studying the life of Joseph, we see that the work of God is not random or reactionary, but full of strategic thinking, planning, and execution.
Do strategy and Scripture have anything to do with each other? I’m convinced they do. Sometimes it is clearly stated in a single passage and other times it is embedded deep in the narrative or overall context.
Mind Stop Spinning by Trillia Newbell
Often the wealth of knowledge and world events at our fingertips keeps our minds spinning ceaselessly. Trillia teaches us how to stop and release our anxiety to God.
I’m an advocate for gaining knowledge, being informed, and keeping up with what is going on in the world. As I heard a friend once say, “Ignorance is not bliss, it’s just ignorance.” But with all the information that we are presented with throughout each day, I have wondered, for myself and for you, is it possible to sit and watch a sunset without worrying or thinking? Are we able to simply sit any longer? Do we ever shut off our minds? The answer is likely sometimes, but more than likely hardly. World events aren’t the only things that keep our minds spinning, the daily mundane tasks, our unfinished projects, broken relationships, worrying about finances, the list goes on and on because the cares of this world are many.