My 5 for Friday (July 28, 2017)

What do you do when you no longer like your organizational culture? What happens when a leader is insecure? And how can church leadership model generosity?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. 7 Suggestions When a Leader Offers Praise by Ron Edmondson. Do those you lead feel appreciated? Ron Edmundson says, “Offering praise is a necessary part of a leader’s responsibility. We should all do it whether we are wired to or not.” Look here for seven suggestions for when a leader offers praise.
  2. How to Respond to a Culture You Don’t Like Anymore by Carey Nieuwhof. As a church leader, as well as a church member, how do you respond when the world around you is changing? Carey Nieuwhof says, “There’s much about today’s culture we may not like, but that’s no excuse to stop loving people within the culture.” Check out this post for how to respond to a culture you don’t like anymore.
  3. 4 Painful Results of Insecure Leadership by Eric Geiger. Do you often confuse insecurity with humility? According to Eric Geiger, “When leaders lead in an insecure posture they don’t lead effectively. In fact, insecure leaders can damage the organization or ministry they are leading in at least four ways.” Check out this post for four painful results of insecure leadership.
  4. Generosity & Effective Church Financial Leadership by Generis. What is generosity, and how can church leadership model generosity? According to Jim Sheppard, “The church is great about talking about ‘where’ the money goes but not enough about where the money ‘comes from’ – the heart of a devoted disciple. Churches have to get better at teaching stewardship as discipleship and less afraid of the pushback they might receive.” Look here for tips on generosity and effective church financial leadership.
  5. 3 Actions To Take Before Sending A Text Or Email by Tracey Smith. Clear communication, especially in the tech world we live in, is extremely important. Tracey Smith writes, “In ministry, we’re often emailing and texting about emotionally and spiritually heavy topics, which makes it even more important that we take responsibility for how we’re communicating as ministry leaders.” Check out this post for three actions to take before sending a text or email.

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