My 5 for Friday (July 13, 2018)

What makes up a healthy team? How are leaders potentially wasting their time? And what are some basic financial habits one should build early?

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

  1. 4 Money Habits To Start in Your 20s (that basically guarantee financial success) by Bob Lotich. It’s always helpful to hear from those who are older what they might have done differently in the past if given the chance. Bob Lotich does just that as he lays out four money habits he wishes he would have started in his 20s. Check out this post for habits worth developing if you haven’t already.
  2. 7 Things Leaders Should Stop Doing by Dan Reiland. Good leaders recognize that time and energy are not resources to be wasted. Here, Dan Reiland points out seven things that could be eating up those resources whether we realize it or not. Take a look to see what these areas are and how to stop them.
  3. 7 Commonalities of Healthy Teams by Ron Edmondson. What’s the key ingredient of “progress towards a vision”? Ron Edmondson claims “a healthy team working together.” He encourages readers to look at these seven commonalities of healthy teams to evaluate your current team and see what areas are worth cultivating.
  4. Reliance Leads to Faith by Michael Blue. Generosity isn’t always comfortable. In fact, it rarely is. Michael Blue suggests that “when we are faced with simultaneous, competing priorities, our first question should be ‘God, what do you want me to do?’” Check out this article to see how reliance on God’s promises leads to faith.
  5. 6 Considerations When Adapting to Changes in Church Attendance from Generis. With church attendance decreasing, Generis points out that “while we have seen some church leadership try to lay the blame of decreased attendance all on attendees, wise church leaders know that’s only part of the problem.” These six things to consider when adapting to change are worth reading.

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