My 5 for Friday (February 16, 2018)

What leadership blind spots drive your team crazy? What are the rules for true riches? And what are you really saying when you bash your predecessor?

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

  1. 7 Leadership Blind Spots That Drive Your Team Crazy by Carey Nieuwhof. We all have blind spots in our self-awareness. As a leader, acknowledging these blind spots (and learning what they are) can significantly benefit your team. In this post, Carey Nieuwhof has already identified seven common leadership blind spots that drive your team crazy. Can you identify more?
  2. 4 Questions to Ask Before You Outsource by Shawn Stewart. Many needs of the church are met by the staff and members, but occasionally outsourcing may be the best option.  Shawn Stewart writes, “Leveraging outside specialists to solve perpetual problems can free your team members to do what they do best and focus on their areas of expertise within the church.” Checkout this post for four questions to ask before you outsource.
  3. 6 Reasons Why Church Leaders Must Go to the Mountain by Chuck Lawless. In the midst of busy lives, if we do not intentionally seek out time to get alone with God we will quickly find ourselves overwhelmed and disoriented. Jesus gives us an example to follow by taking his disciples away to the mountain. In this post Chuck Lawless asks, “How long has it been since you’ve gone to the mountain? Or taken other leaders there just to pray?” Don’t miss these six reasons why church leaders must go to the mountain.
  4. 3 Things You Are Really Saying When You Bash Your Predecessor by Eric Geiger. As a leader, how you talk about previous leaders and practices communicates more to your team than you may realize. Eric Geiger states, “Wisely and skillfully creating dissatisfaction with the status quo is very different than subtly or overtly trashing and bashing the leaders who led before you.” Checkout this post for three things you are really saying when you bash your predecessor.
  5. 7 Rules for True Riches by Chuck Bentley. We all know people who seem to just have it together when it comes to finances. They are not stressed when an emergency comes, they don’t blow money at every opportunity, and they are not anxious about the future. What is their secret? Take a look at this post and learn seven rules for true riches.

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