My 5 for Friday (October 4, 2019)

How can you balance saving and giving? What are some strategies for paying off student debt? And how can a leader invite constructive feedback?

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

  1. 6 Mistakes Leaders Make When Inheriting A New Team – And How To Avoid Them by Jay Mitchell. Stepping into a leadership role with an established team can offer great opportunity, but can also have some common pitfalls. Check out this article from Jay Mitchell where he highlights some mistakes leaders often make when inheriting a new team.
  2. How Do We Balance What Scripture Says About Saving with the Biblical Commands to Give Generously? by Randy Alcorn. Giving and saving are both encouraged in the Bible, and Randy Alcorn points out that “Some people in Scripture are rebuked for saving too much, but no one is ever rebuked for giving too much.” Keep reading to see his thoughts on how to balance saving wisely and giving generously.
  3. Repaying Student Debt by Michael Blue. The amount of student loan debt nationwide is higher than ever, and here Michael Blue addresses those who are facing these debts head on. What are some practical ways to pursue paying off student debt? Take a look at his advice.
  4. 7 Ways a Leader Can Invite Constructive Feedback by Ron Edmondson. Constructive feedback is necessary for any leader to grow. So how can you create an environment that welcomes this feedback? Ron Edmondson shares how to invite constructive feedback from team members, in a way that will benefit everyone involved.
  5. How to Resist These 4 Rationalizations to Spend Money by Emily Guy Birken. It’s easy to rationalize spending when it comes to something we want. Check out the encouragement from Emily Guy Birken, where she says “the time to really ask yourself why you’re making the choices you are can help to end your rationalizations and start looking at your finances more rationally.”

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