How to Tune Out the Noise at Work By Diane Paddison
Raise your hand if you barely have time for an extra cup of coffee each day. Americans have shifted over the past couple of decades from striving to balance work and play to glorifying busyness and viewing those who leave little room for downtime as inspirational. In their article on Harvard Business Review, Silvia Bellezza, Neeru Paharia, and Anat Keinan conducted studies and found that “the more we believe that one has the opportunity for success based on hard work, the more we tend to think that people who skip leisure and work all the time are of higher standing.”
Three Ways Leaders Sharpen Leaders By Kelly King
I’m sitting in an airport and pondering the discussions of a meeting that lasted all day. And while I’m anxious to board my last flight toward home, I’m reminded of the ways today’s conversations will impact the future of leadership in my area of ministry. I’m contemplating how decisions made by a small group of people can affect the trajectory of the future. And I’m grateful for intelligent and smart conversations that I will consider over the weeks ahead.
Listening is Not Compromising By Marty Duren
It seems among the Christian family there is a strong desire to talk before we listen. Perhaps that is not exactly accurate. There is a strong tendency to talk before we listen. We have a habit of responding before we have understanding, as if listening is a sin. As if seeking clarity through humility and quietness are compromising the truth.
Are You Too Busy To Be Successful? By Keith Webb
Being busy has become a badge of honor. It’s viewed as a sign of working hard. But too often busy-ness is the result of focusing on the wrong outcomes. Are you too busy to be successful? We’ve figured out that if we want to feel successful and have others think well of us, we will get busy. Working hard, long hours, with a busy schedule are surely the signs of a top performer, right?
7 Ways to Make Strategic Decisions Quickly By Ron Edmondson
Have you ever said something you wished later you hadn’t? It was a quick response, they needed a decision now – or thought they did – so you fired off an answer. Looking back now you might have answered differently with more information or time to process. It happens all the time to all of us.