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... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Appreciation matters!
Here are 7 practical tips.

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner!!
Check out some of these fun ideas on my Pinterest board …

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People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed.
– Patrick Lencioni

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FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Are you a fixer-of-people’s-problems??
Do you know when you let your team solve their own problems?
This may help!

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The truth shouldn’t leave a wound.
It should just leave an impact.
– Chris Hogan

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Stay tuned!!
2018 Take 5 dates coming soon …

FOUR
Leadership decisions are never in isolation from those we love… …

C is for …

C is for CANDY!!  Peanut M&Ms, Jelly Bellies, Maple Nut Goodies, Almond Joy, Peach Rings … just about anything sweet will do, thank you very much.

As I’ve been listening to podcasts, reading books, engaging in meaningful conversations and pondering personal growth, it has struck me just how many important “C” words there are in leadership world.

Normally a “C” would represent average on a test or term paper.  What we will be exploring together is anything but average!  These words, if intentionally pursued and excelled at, will grow our leadership in A++ ways.

Ready for a challenge? (oh look, there’s one…)  This is going to be a fun series.

Come along.  It’s going to be a blast!!  And, bring the candy …

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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6 great questions to ask those you lead!!

TWO
If we did all the things we are capable of,
we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

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How many leadership words can you think of that start with the letter “C”?? There’s a series coming soon … stay tuned!!

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FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Got people?
Here’s a great list of folks each of us need in our lives!

TWO
This Family Ministry guy is really great!
Check out Sam Luce and all his wisdom if you aren’t already familiar …

THREE

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Do those negatives hang over you like a dark cloud?  Here’s some great encouragement!

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... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Things change!
Communication is key.
Send the right signals.

TWO
Relationships are messy.
I needed this reminder today:
“It’s almost impossible to persuade someone that he’s wrong.
Almost impossible to make your argument louder and sharper and have the other person say, ‘I was wrong and I will change my mind.’

THREE
Ladies!  I’d love to have you join me for the Take 5 in November.
Check out all the details and let me know what other questions you have.

FOUR
What are you reading these days?
Here’s a list of suggestions for the remainder of the year and into 2018.
(Note:  I have not personally read all of these and there are several that I won’t be reading, but for the most part it’s a great list!)

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Asking good questions is a key component of leadership.
Here are 18 to add to your curiosity toolbox.

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Corey is another great leader to follow!!

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All of your life to this point has grown you into today.
Scars (whether internal or external) are beautiful when we
see them as glorious reminders that we courageously survived.

FOUR
Did you miss my October newsletter?
Be sure to subscribe with your email address so future communication comes directly to your Inbox.  Content in those emails are different from things you read here or on Facebook.

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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No money, No team?  Likely all of us at one point or another.
Check out these great words from Carey Nieuwhof.

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“Never play the hero in the story. Play the guide.
The purpose of the leader is to be the guide, not the hero.”
– Donald Miller
#leadercast17

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Have time to sneak in a great October conference?
Check out this family ministry conference!

FOUR
Do you ask for help?  Most of us try not to at all costs (that’s for another post …).
Here’s a great read with some practical help-asking encouragement.

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... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Coming soon … check out a possible location near you!
Deep & Wide Tour with Andy Stanley.

TWO
With every person and in every situation,
do we make it our goal to add value?
Here are 10 great reminders and points of encouragement.

THREE
Have you reflected on your WHY lately?
Find a few quiet moments soon and think on your leadership why.
This will benefit you and those you lead tremendously.

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Whatever is happening around you today …

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Want to challenge yourself?
Here are 10 questions to reflect on.

TWO
Something special for Sunday!!!
The 27th is National Just Because Day.
Think of a fun way to celebrate your team … just because!!

THREE
Annual Volunteer Training is in full-swing in many places.  Thinking past the “big event” in August or September, here are other ways to train year-round.

FOUR
Anyone else guilty of this or is it just me?!!?

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... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Jason Young’s web site is a great one to check out … he’s all about leadership growth and shares much encouragement as well as challenge.

TWO
What are your plans for Monday?  The Great American Eclipse is happening!  A local meteorologist put together some great info … be sure to be in the know, enjoy the experience and stay safe.

THREE
Say what??
Listening is not an option in leadership.
Here are 4 dangers of choosing not to listen.

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You may be one friend away from a better marriage.
You may be one confession away from overcoming an addiction.
You may be one conversation away from getting in better shape.
You may be one introduction away from climbing out of the doldrums.
You may be one mentor away from becoming a better leader.
It’s not too late to connect with someone who will change your future.
– Craig Groeschel

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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How secure are you in your leadership?
Here are some ways to measure that

TWO
Anything that we INTEND to do requires us to be INTENTIONAL!

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A suggestion to add to your leadership listening library.
The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a great one!

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... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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“I’m so busy” … 5 great reasons to avoid that phrase!

TWO
To handle yourself, use your head;
to handle others, use your heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Read this week & definitely recommend!

FOUR
Desire to be an exceptional leader?  Here are 7 traits to reflect on and use as growth areas.

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Vacation Time?
Check out some great ways to optimize your time away.

TWO
Familiar with this one?  The ChurchLeaders Podcast is a great one to add to the list of leadership learning.

THREE
Consider.  5 Tendancies … that aren’t always right.

FOUR
I become the best version of myself when I must give my very best each day.
(Tim Elmore)

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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Are you a healthy leader?  Check out these 25 signs to know areas you’re doing great with and areas that need to be worked on.

TWO
“The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential of others.”
– Carly Fiorina

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Just finished!  Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.  Good read and highly recommend.

FOUR
If you need consistent doses of humor in your week, you really should follow John Crist.
H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!

Here’s a little sample for a Friday chuckle … and seriously, y’all, the sports clips are too funny!

FAB FOUR!

... 4 quick leadership bits for your Friday ...

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If we are actively seeking to grow & learn every single day,
we can say with confidence:
“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”

TWO
Do you hire staff or recruit volunteers with their EQ in mind?
Here are 4 great questions to ask during the interview process.

THREE
Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast is a great one to consider adding to your listening learning & growing time!

FOUR
Annoying habits?  Me?  Surely not!  Well, yep … we all have them.  The key is to identify and eliminate as often as we can.  This article is a good prompt for that.

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