My 5 for Friday (April 21, 2017)

What one question do leaders fail to ask? How can you pay down debt and still enjoy your summer? And what six biblical generosity principles should we try to balance?

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

  1. 7 False Beliefs of the Leadership Vacuum by Ron Edmondson. Leaders need to make sure they are not operating in a vacuum. Ron Edmondson says, “Many times a leader can be clueless about the real health of the organization they lead.” Here are seven false beliefs of the leadership vacuum.
  2. The One Question Even the Best Leaders Fail to Ask by Selma Wilson. Are you asking the right questions as a leader? Selma Wilson says, “Your leadership is only as good as the team that follows you. Part of leading a strong team is asking strong questions.” Here is one question even the best leaders fail to ask.
  3. 5 Key Principles Every Leader Should Master by Carey Nieuwhof. What principles have you implemented into your leadership? Carey Nieuwhof gives us five key principles every leader should master. He says, “Like most worthwhile principles in leadership, these are easy to understand and much more difficult to implement.”
  4. How to Pay Down Debt and Still Plan a Fun Summer by Chris Brown. Are you in the middle of paying down your debt? It can be exhausting. However, Chris Brown says, “paying off debt is hard work, and you do have to make sacrifices. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun this summer.” Here is how to pay down debt and still plan a fun summer.
  5. The Generosity MATRIX by J.D. Greear. Many of us fit into one of two extremes when it comes to giving. In order to not fall under one of those extremes, JD Greear gives six principles that the Bible puts forward. He says, “Any one of these principles, taken alone, will lead you out of balance. But holding all 6 in reverent tension can provide you with a balanced approach to your money.”

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