My 5 for Friday (February 7, 2020)

Does your culture produce innovators or followers? How can you control your spending? And what are the benefits of generosity?

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

  1. Does Your Culture Produce Innovators or Followers? by Ron Edmondson. “Leaders must determine whether they will create an environment that can produce innovative leaders or whether they will be an environment that merely produces managed followers.” If you want to diagnose your own setting, here Ron Edmondson offers characteristics of each to help you determine whether your environment produces innovators or followers.
  2. Teaching financial education in schools finally catches on from CNBC. “Research shows that kids who learn to manage money when they’re young will be able to better handle their finances as adults.” Schools are taking this research seriously as more are beginning to implement mandatory financial education in their curriculum.
  3. 6 Keys to Controlling Your Spending by Austin Pryor. If you want to cut back on your spending, check out these six important steps to controlling your spending by Austin Pryor, where he shares the useful practices that helped he and his wife work towards financial health.
  4. 7 Signs Your Team Thinks You’re a Bad Boss by Carey Nieuwhof. “The best bosses think of themselves as working for the people around them. Great leaders prefer to serve rather than be served.” If you want to grow in leading and serving your team well, check out Carey Nieuwhof’s thoughts on how not to be a bad boss.  
  5. The Benefits of Generosity from Christian Stewardship Network. To the recipient of generosity, it’s clear that generosity has its benefits. But does the giver experience any benefit? Christian Stewardship Network reminds us that “God specifically tells us that to the degree that we give, we will receive. That means if we give much, we will receive much, but if we give little or nothing, we will receive little or nothing.”

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