“We all have tendencies, inclinations toward particular behaviors. Things we normally do, often without thinking. But they are not always right. Just familiar.” Mike Lukaszewski shares five tendencies that aren’t always right.
“Leaders are often unaware of the power of their words. Their word choice and tone sometimes has ramifications beyond their wildest imagination. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a leader say ‘Well, I didn’t mean it like that.'” Art Rainer recently wrote about four small words that have big consequences in leadership.
“Emotions are the universal language. The way the emotions are felt is the same in each of us. What triggers our emotion is individual, but if we can feel our own pain then we can know what it is like for another to feel their pain.” Sherrie Campbell, a psychologist, shares seven traits of exceptional leaders.
“If we’re not careful, structure can crush the creativity of an individual or a team when the framework is too tight, the box is too small, or when there’s no room to speak into the parameters.” Beth Graybill writes about how to encourage team creativity on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
“Your family, church, and organization need you to be a healthy leader. An unhealthy leader brings the team down, often causing significant hurt and lasting consequences to the health and well being of the whole organization. Even the best leader has potential to become unhealthy.” Selma Wilson shares 25 signs of a healthy leader.