Friday Finds - Millennials, Des Moines, Lost Cars

This week, via the magic of the internet and Skype, I got to talk to some great leaders in New Jersey about building a healthy volunteer culture. It is an honor and a privilege whenever I get come alongside church leaders who are in the trenches on a daily basis. 

I'm excited to share this week's Friday Finds with you and hope these articles are inspiring, challenging, and encouraging to you this week. 

3 Reasons Millennials Are Getting Fired by J.T. O'Donnell via 

If you're a millennial in age or at heart, check out this article to see reasons why some of you are losing your jobs and what you can do to keep that from happening without sacrificing who you are. 

How America's Dullest City Got Cool by Mark Peterson via

I grew up in Des Moines, IA. I have loved watching it transform over the last 15 years from a quiet, boring Midwest town surrounded by corn fields, into an attractive, successful, thriving city. I love this story of the impact of a strong, clear vision. 

Change Is Good - But First, Know What Should Never Change via

We talk a lot about our culture and our values at Vanderbloemen Search Group. We are a very forward thinking company, constantly finding new ways to do what we do better. But what doesn't change? Our values. Our values are an integral part of who we are. They are our DNA. Jim Collins speaks more to this topic in this article. 

3 People Church Leaders Should Speak To Before Leaving Their Job by Milan Ford via

In this article, my colleague Milan Ford talks about what to do and who to get counsel from when you find yourself no longer able to lead effectively in the ministry you are in. This is always a difficult and sometimes emotionally taxing decision, so Milan's advice will be helpful to anyone pondering their current position in ministry.

For Those of You Who Tend To Lose Your Car in the Parking Lot

This hardly ever happens to me, but a company called Nonda sent me a free Zus and asked me to try it. Their purpose, of course, was they were hoping I’d like it and would blog about it if I did. I gave them no promises, but I’m a geek at heart so wanted to try it out. In some ways, it’s just another USB charger for your car, except it goes one step further. It helps you find your car. So I tested it out, and it’s pretty cool. I can’t say that I lose my car very often, but for some of you (you know who you are), this might be exactly what you need. You don’t have to do anything to save your car location—just make sure the Zus app is running in the background. If so, then it always knows the last position of your car. To find out more about ZUS Car Charger and Car Finder, visit the Nonda store here.

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