My 5 for Friday (May 31, 2019)

What are some signs of a toxic staff culture? Should churches show individual salaries in their budget? And how can parents model generosity for their kids?

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

  1. 7 Signs of a Toxic Staff Culture from Vanderbloemen. If you’re leading a team, keep your eye out for these seven signs of a toxic staff culture. As they point out, “If you confront these problems head-on, you can save your culture – and in the long run, the health of your organization.”
  2. 10 Money Tips For Graduates by Craig Ford. Unfortunately, many people graduate with little idea of how to handle their personal finances. Here, Craig Ford offers ten practical tips for how to approach finances. Most importantly, he challenges graduates to “Pray for your financial purpose because God has something he wants you to do with His money.”
  3. How To Develop The Indispensable Quality of Leadership by Dan Reiland. There are many qualities that make up a great leader, but Dan Reiland argues that character is the most important. So how does one develop character? Keep reading to see what steps you can be taking towards character development.
  4. Should a Church Show Individual Pastor and Staff Salaries in The Budget? by Thom Rainer. A common question that comes up in churches is whether or not the individual staff salaries should be shown in the budget. While situations vary widely between churches, Thom Rainer offers some general wisdom on this issue that’s worth reading.
  5. Generous Parents Raise Generous Kids by Todd McMichen. The “more generosity is discussed and learned in the home the chances of a child being generous as an adult are greatly increased.” How can parents raise generous children? By modeling generosity. Check out this article for suggestions on how to model generosity in the home.

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