My 5 for Friday (February 14, 2020)

How should your leadership change as your team grows? What does the love of money look like? And why is family generosity important?

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

  1. This age could be the new benchmark for retirement by Lorie Konish. “A majority of U.S. workers — 54% — plan to stop working at some point after 65, or never at all.” With the average age of retirement going up, it could be due to a variety of different reasons, including not having enough saved. Check out Lorie Konish’s look at why the average retirement age is getting later.
  2. Leading Up – How To Get Your Good Ideas Across by Dan Reiland. Presenting the ideas you’re passionate about in a team environment requires clarity and humility. Here, Dan Reiland offers four ways you can lead up well, with the reminder that “you are on the team to serve, not win.”
  3. As Your Team Grows, Your Leadership Must Change by Tony Morgan. As teams change and grow, it’s necessary that your leadership changes with it. Tony Morgan says, “I couldn’t be everyone’s boss. I couldn’t give everyone access to my time. I couldn’t meet one-on-one with everyone on the team. But that is how it should be.” Keep reading to see how he learned about the value of delegation and changing leadership.
  4. Ask Chuck: The Bible, Money, and Love by Chuck Bentley. “Staggering debt levels, lack of savings, and rising stress suggest we have a spending problem and a heart problem.” Here, Chuck Bentley identifies the dangers of the love of money and how we see it play out in our society today.
  5. Why Family Generosity Matters for Every Church by Todd McMichen. “There are a lot of discipleship benefits when we prioritize the teaching and application of growing generous families. Statistics confirm that kids raised in giving homes are more likely to be generous as adults.” Keep reading to see why Todd McMichen teaches the importance of family generosity.

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