Friday Finds - Empathy, Control Freaks, and a Seat at the Table
This week I spent three days with the leaders of a church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. What a privilege it is to be invited into the inner-workings of a church and help them see what they don't see, consider what they've never considered, and identify some structural tweaks they can make to bring even greater impact to their community. If our team can ever help your organization in the same way--we'd love to have a conversation.
Here are some articles I'm sure will help you lead better...
In today’s marketplace, companies are standing out in their ability to develop people, not just produce a profit. Hubspot is an example of a company that intentionally creates a working culture of empathy. Read this post by Caroline Cotto to learn about how they do it.
Most control freaks won’t admit that they’re a control freak, or worse, they’ll admit it and claim it’s not a problem. After all, if I'm being productive, then it’s okay, right? Wrong. Carey Nieuwhof shares the reason why most successful organizations can’t last in the long run under this type of leadership.
So this might be awkward, but I'm linking to an article I wrote. Every week I hear of leaders who say, "I wish I had a seat at the table." And I know what they mean. I wrote down some thoughts for leaders who have people on their staff who desire more influence--and also some considerations for those who are saying those words.
Have you ever felt a twinge of guilt when requesting time-off? You’re not alone. Studies show that “vacation shame” is a fairly common occurrence in today’s workforce. Read this post by Caroline Ceniza-Levine for some helpful tips on letting yourself let go.
What are some articles you've found this week? Let us know in the comments below.