Lately, I’ve been doing some things to reduce stress. I’d like to share these things with you and also share why I am doing this.
I am humbled by stories of people putting other people first. It’s not really a natural human reaction, meaning, I believe our natural instinct is to look out for number one. Ourselves. But when someone selflessly gives, it’s really special. I am slowly beginning to believe that we all have this capacity, but we need to drop our ego and desires and replace them with a passion for people.
Are you afraid? The term “scared to death”, is more true than you realize.
There is one critical building block you need, if you want to build a good culture.
Last year, I completed a 14 day prayer challenge that has turned into an (almost) daily thing. There are three things I want to share with everyone. It’s a very effective way to improve your life, 10 minutes a day.
The pastor at my church said hurt people, hurt people. But free people, free people. I began to write down the differences between the two groups and what I found was a pretty big eye-opener, especially as it relates to leadership.
So I got some feedback on my post yesterday, about being in service to others. Not so much in comments on WordPress, but in my personal relationships. Today, I will clarify.
As a leader, there will come a day when you have to fire someone. It’s not pretty and certainly isn’t something that many people are comfortable doing. Unfortunately, I’ve had to do this several times and it never gets easier. Mostly it’s because we’re human and inherently, a lot of us want to see the good in everyone. We also don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Yet, people underperform, everyday and people get fired, everyday. I’ll offer 5 ways to ease the process.
Jesus has haters. From before he was born, all the way to now, his haters are all around us. He reminds us that while living for him, we will experience this fate as well. Seems like a shame, but there is value in understanding that not everyone is going to like you. Read on for three specific things haters can do for you. Continue reading “3 ways ‘haters’ can help you.”
Some people spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect Thanksgiving speech or post that expresses their “thankfulness” for this or that. I think as leaders we shouldn’t fall into that trap. Time to dump the Thanksgiving speech.