The best leaders I know make it a point to place people in their orbit who will intentionally challenge their ideas. This produces better outcomes and keeps the leader’s ego in check.
Among young pastors and church planters, there’s no less than a deluge of pressure to give every waking moment to our churches, to the neglect of our families. But brothers, it should never be so.
Sadly, when great volunteers leave a position, they often leave their church as well. They feel they have no other options. This is something pastors and church leaders must aggressively address.
Email in particular is a major contributor to employees’ perceptions of feeling stressed or overwhelmed, according to a 2011 study. In their research, the authors concluded that the email inbox itself has become a symbol of stress and overload. Combine that with a 2012 McKinsey report that found employees spend approximately 28% of their time in the office responding to, reading, or composing emails.
It’s been said that rural churches are like families and the Sunday morning worship service is a big reunion. There’s a lot of truth to that. And sometimes the pastor is treated like the guest of honor. Other times, he’s treated like the guy who brought the bad potato salad that made everyone sick.
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5 Leadership Questions Podcasts This Week
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve recently become a regular co-host on the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast hosted by LifeWay Leadership. Because of my new involvement in that podcast, I will share links to the two latest 5LQ podcasts each Friday here on the Links for Leaders post. This week, I’m sharing the last four because they make up a series.