Being a boss can be tough. Sometimes, it sounds appealing to have the influence and the ability to manage people, but bosses who develop bad habits drive good employees out the door. Don’t become one of those bosses, whatever your role may be.
“Embrace the reality that gray can be a beautiful color. Decisions don’t have to be black or white,” Steve Graves wrote recently in a helpful blog post on making difficult decisions.
Pastors make mistakes. It’s a reality that sometimes pastors are unwilling to admit or that they are readily reminded of by people in their congregations. Young pastors, especially, are prone to making mistakes, because much of good pastoral leadership comes from time and experience. This week on the LifeWay Pastors blog, Mark Dance shared six mistakes he made as a young pastor. Be wise and learn from these mistakes.
No matter where you’re leading, one of the most difficult parts of leadership is hiring the right people. The wrong hires can make your leadership miserable and ineffective, and the right hires can make it a joy and successful. Even the best “hires” on paper can pan out poorly in the long run. Here are some general principles to follow as you attempt to hire new people.
“Busyness in your life is your greatest distraction to resting physically and worshipping the Lord consistently.” Wise words from Ronnie Floyd on the LifeWay Leadership blog this week about how difficult, but necessary, it is to rest.