Friday Finds "Special Monday Edition" - New Workplace Trends & Leadership Red Flags

Photo from William Iven via Unsplash

Photo from William Iven via Unsplash

I'm in Colorado this week for a bit of rest and relaxation with our extended family. To get all of us to Colorado, the travel included 10 airports. Pretty crazy! It's always fun to have the whole clan together exploring new parts of the country.

Here are a few articles I've gathered to help you lead smarter this week. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Seven Reasons the Church Secretary Position is Disappearing via Thom Rainer

While church secretaries have long been vital to the operational management of a church staff team, the position is already beginning to filter out of the workplace in the coming years. Why? For many reasons discussed by Thom Rainer (not one of which reflects on assistants themselves), the church staff environment is changing, leaving little need for the role.  

12 Killers of Good Leadership via Ron Edmondson

When looking for great leaders, it's important to watch for any potential red flags in candidates before hiring them. Ron Edmondson gives these 12 "killers" of good leadership that should be addressed by a candidate before you decide to bring them onto your team. 

4 Essential Characteristics of Church Leaders by Tracey Smith via Vanderbloemen Search Group

It is wise for all church leaders to be constantly improving in their ability to serve and lead their team. I frequently read into how I can become a better leader for my team, my family and my community. My colleague Tracey Smith gives these 4 essential characteristics that all great leaders should strive for. 

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule by Michael Simmons via Inc.

Michael Simmons discusses the "5-Hour Rule," a concept that all church leaders should be cognizant of when strengthening their leadership potential. Read how you can improve your leading ability using only 5 hours of your week. 

What articles have you read this week that have inspired you to be a better leader? Share them with me in the comments below.

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