My 5 for Friday (October 27, 2017)

When do you submit to those you lead? What would you tell your younger self? And how can you have a debt-free conversation with your spouse?

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

  1. 7 Times I Submit to People I Lead by Ron Edmondson. As a leader, you often carry the weight of decision making, vision casting, and a host of other responsibilities. But are there times when you should be looking to those you lead for the answers? According to Ron Edmondson, “At times, really many times, I submit my authority to people who are supposedly looking to me for leadership. I let others lead me.” Take a look at this post for seven times it may be best to submit to the people you lead.
  2. The Four C’s of Biblical Leadership by Juan Sanchez. What does the Bible say about leadership? Juan Sanchez with Lifeway Pastors writes, “According to Scripture, there are more important qualities to assess in leaders than “competency” and “results.”” Take a look at this post for four “C’s” of biblical leadership.
  3. 4 Leadership Mistakes That Are Driving Away Your Staff Members by Brian Dunks. Are you a church leader that experiences frequent turnover of your church staff? There are many reasons why a staff member may choose to leave, but some of them could be avoided. Brian Dunks with the Vanderbloemen Search Group writes, “If you stay in touch with your staff, you can head off potential retention issues.” Check out this post for four leadership mistakes that could be driving away your staff members.
  4. 12 Things I’d Tell My 25-Year-Old Self (About Life and Leadership) by Carey Nieuwhof. Have you ever wished you could go back in time and do things differently? What about some of the decisions you’ve made in leadership? Carey Nieuwhof writes, “There are so many things I would do the same, but there are more than a few things I’d do differently.” Check out this post for twelve things he’s learned from his experience in life and leadership.
  5. 5 Tips for Starting a Debt-Free Conversation With Your Spouse by Stewardship Team. It can be easy to put off hard conversations. Especially conversations about money. In this article, The Stewardship Team writes, “If you’re feeling the need for a talk about a debt-free future, but your spouse isn’t quite on board, here are some tips for jump-starting that discussion today.” Find out their five tips for starting a debt-free conversation with your spouse.

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