“Everyone like to work with someone who is a team player, and every boss wants to hire one. But being a team player does not mean abandoning your primary responsibilities, those for which you were hired. It will ultimately hurt you and the organization.” Art Rainer shares about how you can say “No” without being a jerk.
“All too often, mentorship can evolve into a “check the box” procedure instead of something authentic and relationship-based. For real mentorship to succeed, there needs to be a baseline chemistry between a mentor and a mentee.” Anthony Tjan writes about what the best mentors do in HBR.
“Only God can change a critical heart. As people of faith, most of us are optimistic that something we say will change their mind or heart. But the truth is you can’t even change your own heart, much less a critic’s heart.” Mark Dance talks about how you can protect yourself from church bullies on the LifeWay Pastors blog.
“Just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean you should do it. In fact, if you chase every opportunity, you’ll lead your team straight into confusion and your organization right into mediocrity.” Mike Lukaszewski writes about the importance of having clear core values.
“If you want to sleep well, don’t become a leader. Not just because leaders worry but because leaders care. They ache, they cry, they hurt and sometimes, many times, they celebrate more deeply than those who sleep peacefully.” Gregg Matte shares about why leaders don’t sleep well on the LifeWay Leadership blog.