Friday Finds - First Impressions & Freedom Passes

Photo by William Iven via Unsplash

Photo by William Iven via Unsplash

This week I got to spend some time with my family in San Antonio and we enjoyed soaking up the last days of summer break. I also had the chance to travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana, to help two different churches with their staffing needs.

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. 

10 "First Impressions" Done Well In Churches by Chuck Lawless via

Churches normally have only a short window of time to win the hearts of their guests. Chuck Lawless shares 10 great practices of churches that can leave a lasting impression and encourage visitors to return. 

The Best Resources For Developing Leaders [Podcast] with Todd Adkins via Vanderbloemen Search Group

In this episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Todd Adkins of LifeWay shares his experience in developing a leadership pipeline through the church. While there may be difficulties along the way, it will add tremendous value to your team.

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Collaborative Hiring Process by William Vanderbloemen via Forbes

Although all organizations are different in their hiring practices, teamwork should always be present. My friend William Vanderbloemen shares why the common denominator when hiring any staff member should be collaboration. 

Freedom Passes - The New Math of Leadership via Ron Edmondson

When we are forced to complete a task in an unfamiliar way, it can be difficult to succeed.  Ron Edmondson gives his opinion that all leaders should start giving out "freedom passes" to their team to increase creativity and productivity.

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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