Friday Finds - Creating Jobs, Church Compensation and Identifying Leaders

Picture of Mall of America taken from my iPhone

Picture of Mall of America taken from my iPhone

I was in Minnesota visiting with clients this week, and it was the first time that I found something that wasn't bigger in Texas. Pretty much everything is bigger in Texas except the mall. The mall is definitely bigger in Minnesota.

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. 

He's Not Just The Homeless Man. He's Daniel. via Manda Carpenter

Manda Carpenter writes a story of a man she encounters almost daily who stands on the street asking strangers for any loose change. In this beautiful and convicting post, Manda challenges the reader to think twice before judging the person on the street, reminding us that we all come from somewhere and that we all have a story. 

When is it Smart to Create a New Position? via Dan Reiland

For those who hire and lead staff on a daily basis, it can be difficult to find the "perfect number" of staff members and staff positions for their team. If the situation calls for it, sometimes it may be time to create a new position. Dan Reiland gives some great insight to determine the readiness of your staff. 

6 Mistakes Churches Make When Paying Their Pastor by Nicole Cochran via Vanderbloemen Search Group

While job performance is a large factor of determining an employee's salary, there are multiple factors to consider, especially if the employee is a Pastor. Nicole Cochran gives these six common mistakes of church staff members that fail to consider these elements of compensation. 

4 Must-Have Characteristics of People You Want On Your Team by Kevin Lloyd via

Building a team that lasts starts by finding people who will be smart, hardworking, and loyal to your organization. Kevin Lloyd gives four great benchmark qualities to use in determining whether a person will be a good fit on your staff. 

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