Here’s a round up of this week’s posts and the top leadership and productivity articles I’ve read this week, including a great post on having permission to pause.
Read some of the equippinghispeople posts you may not have seen this week:
Psalm 139 reminds us we are created by God. That is where we find our value. It’s important to remember who you are. You are the child of a King.
When it comes to the Scriptures, what matters is how the Bible is not the translation you use, but whether the Bible is translated into your life.
And here are the top five articles on spiritual leadership or effectiveness I’ve read this past week:
Jenni acknowledges the tension of giving our all to a cause we care deeply about when the need exceeds your time and somehow it seems selfish to take a timeout. As the leader, only you can give yourself permission to pause. And while pausing to regroup feels like the last thing you have time for, a strategic pause is exactly what you need.
Mental toughness is so important for leaders in a world that puts them under pressure so often. Out of the ten things, I was most struck by the idea of controlling things before they control you, the need for self awareness and the importance of learning and growing.
Lead2Win is a great weekly podcast. In this episode, Michael and Megan discuss the issue of a leader’s character. They define character as doing the right thing in the right way for the right reason all the time.
Geiger says the sobering thought for leaders is that the negative traits of leaders are amplified through the organization, and the positive traits are muffled. As I reflected on this, it reminded me why a good mission statement and well-established core values are so important: those positive goals will be muffled throughout the organisation.
Ron says he’s been blessed with good role models. The best leaders he ever had shared some common traits. There were things, which set them apart from other leaders, helped them be successful, and caused him to take notice in them. Of the most important are character, availability, challenging and visionary.
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