Conflict resolution is an incredibly important part of effective leadership. Few people, if anyone, enjoy confrontation at all, let alone trying to resolve a conflict. Where do you start? What does successful conflict resolution even look like? Here is a helpful blog post from Selma Wilson, who shares four ways to resolve conflict at work.
Church planting is hard. Most church planters would agree that they can use all the help they can get. Earlier this week, The Gospel Coalition shared a blog post full of church planting book recommendations from people like Tim Keller, Ed Stetzer, Matt Chandler, and other church planters or pastors. Check out the helpful blog post.
“Are you praying for a breakthrough? If you are, are you finding that what you’re praying for seems less likely and more discouraging than before? Don’t lose heart. Grow determined. Intense opposition almost always precedes a breakthrough.” Jon Bloom shares some serious wisdom on prayer and adversity in a recent post at the LifeWay Leadership blog.
Emotional intelligence is vital to have and to understand as a leader. Hiring is a difficult and complex process most of the time, so it can be easy to forget what to look for. It is important to assess the emotional intelligence of anyone you plan to hire, though, and there are many questions you may ask to assess someone’s emotional intelligence. Carolyn Sun, of Entrepreneur shares seven questions you could ask.
Parenting can be so hard to navigate at times—sometimes more often than we’d like to admit. Many of us have children who play sports. As we get into the spring and summer months, it may be tempting for us to push our kids too hard at sports because we want them to win and satisfy an underlying idol we may or may not be aware of. In order for parents to lead the home well, they must love their kids well and not be fooled by idols. Michael Kelley shares three rules to combat parental sports idolatry.