My 5 for Friday (February 24, 2017)

What traits define great leadership? What can you do to help raise your children to become financially independent? And what are a few ways to improve church giving?

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

  1. 3 Warning Signs a Leader Is Growing Numb by Eric Geiger. Do you ever feel burnt out or exhausted? You may be in danger of growing numb in your leadership. Eric Geiger says, “To fight the pains of leadership, wise leaders take time to continually care for their own health and their own souls.” Here are three warning signs a leader is growing numb.
  2. 5 Things That Can Make You Feel Like You’re Leading Well When You Aren’t by Carey Nieuwhof. Sometimes, it might look like someone is leading well when they really aren’t. Look at how the leader uses his or her influence. Carey Nieuwhof says, “Effective leaders use influence to rally people around a common mission, vision, and strategy. They take people on a journey.”
  3. The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership by Peter Economy. What traits do great leaders have in common? Peter Economy says, “Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead.” Here are five traits that define great leadership.
  4. 4 Tips to Raise Your Children to Become Financially Independent by Chuck Bentley. What financial principles have you taught your children? Chuck Bentley says, “We all want to help our children financially, but it is more important to teach them to become financially independent.” Here are four tips to raise your children to become financially independent.
  5. 10 Ideas to Improve Giving in Your Church by Chuck Lawless. The average church seems to have aa hard time motivating their people to give. Chuck Lawless says, “Something’s amiss in the North American church when believers average giving about 2-3 percent of their income to the church each year.” Here are ten ideas to improve giving in your church.

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