Friday Finds - Apps, Bullies, & First Impressions

P  hoto via Alejandro Escamilla on Unsplash

Photo via Alejandro Escamilla on Unsplash

In the past week, I've been in Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Indiana, and of course home in Houston. One thing that's been true in all these places: It's hot! I hope you're staying cool this summer as you lead your church.

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

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression by Jeff Haden via Inc.

If you were to meet a potential new employer, would you be more concerned with coming off as experienced and skilled, or trustworthy and likable? Jeff Haden shares why most people might have the wrong understanding, and how to fix it for the future. 

17 Must-Have Apps For Church Leaders by Deanna Kotrla via Vanderbloemen Search Group

We at Vanderbloemen Search Group often ask church leaders what apps are grabbing their attention these days. My friend and colleague Deanna Kotrla compiled a list of the 17 most popular apps church leaders use to further their reach and increase their productivity. 

Eight Warning Signs Of A Bully Church Member via Thom Rainer

Bully church members exist, and they have a much larger impact on the culture of the church than most would expect. In order to foresee and combat these conflicts, Thom Rainer gives eight warning signs of a bully church member that church leaders can be on the lookout for. 

How To Tell If The Unemployed Candidate You're Interviewing Is Worth It by William Vanderbloemen via Forbes

While every situation is different, interviewing an unemployed candidate is generally less favorable than one who is employed. These things considered, William Vanderbloemen shares a few tips of determining whether or not you may have a diamond in the rough. 

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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