Friday Finds - Age Discrimination & New Data On Religious Diversity

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Unlike Donald Trump, I never win. So it was fun to learn I won 2nd place in a home decor competition. When we moved to Texas, Faith and I had a fun time putting together my home office, so it was fun to see it featured here on Great Big Canvas.

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. 

What Church Leaders Need To Know About Age Discrimination by Bob Sutton via Vanderbloemen Search Group

Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) enough, one of the biggest challenges facing churches today is a people problem. My colleague Bob Sutton shares what age discrimination looks like in church staffing and how to avoid it.  

Religious Diversity May Be Making America Less Religious by Daniel Cox via FiveThirtyEight

Diversity is often something Americans strive for. Citing new data and fascinating trends, Daniel Cox explores the idea that the increasing religious pluralism in today's culture might actually causing people to be, well, less religious.

Motivational Tips From People At The Top by William Vanderbloemen via Forbes

How do you get motivated? How do you stay motivated? How do you motivate your team? My friend William Vanderbloemen explores how successful people can maintain motivation - great insight for busy church staffs.

Building A Leadership Development Cycle by Chad Hunt via The Unstuck Group

Church leaders are smart to strive to develop lay leaders within their congregation. But that's easier said than done. Chad Hunt details four simple phases in an effective leadership development cycle. How can you implement this in your church?

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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