Part of the leader’s job is to be available to those they’re leading. Or so we’ve been told.
Our culture has taught us that we need to be at the beck and call of those who have our number. After all, what’s a cell phone for except to get in touch with someone?
That’s what we’ve been told. We’ve been hooked with the lie that we need to be reached at a moments notice.
While a timely response should be common place, constant connection is deadly to our health and
Take a cue from these organizational leaders who know how to disconnect:
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Weeks before, I’d been asked to join a pastor and his friend on a day hike. The journey around the Manistee River sounded like a great hike. Not only that, I’d get to spend time with some awesome guys.
As the day got closer, I began to rethink my position on the trip.
“Would I be able to hike the whole 20-mile loop?” and “I’m not sure I can do this. What if I’m not cut out for a marathon hiking trip?”
My mind kept telling me I wasn’t going to be able to complete the trek.
The hike was too long. I was too unprepared. We didn’t have enough time.
These thoughts came from fear.
Fear was whispering in my ear. And I was listening.
Don’t laugh guys, but this past weekend my wife and I went and saw the new Jem And The Holograms movie (Don’t worry, we also saw The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel). Yes, that movie.
The previews looked entertaining and a throwback to growing up. So, I had to give it a shot.
Movie companies are digging deep into the childhoods of those born in the ’80s. The newest addition to this is Jem And The Holograms.
Jem And The Holograms takes a silly story from a silly cartoon and makes a silly movie.
While the movie is silly, it’s still enjoyable. At least in my opinion.
There’s also something else surprising about Jem And The Holograms. There are leadership lessons galore.
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jem And The Holograms
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Only a few things are guaranteed in this life of ours.
We are guaranteed that one day we will day. And we are guaranteed there will be change.
Change Comes In Many Different Forms
You never know where change will come from. It seems like it was out of left field.
Sometimes the change will hit you like a train wreck.
Over the last couple of years, Pam and I have seen 2 youth pastors leave the church we were attending, we’ve left a church I’ve attended for almost 30 years, we
lost one of our dogs, and so much more.
Change is quite. Change is shocking. Change is painful.
And sometimes change is good. Change can be refreshing. Change can be joyful.
You might see change in the growth of your child. You might experience change when you leave a bad job for your dream job.
Probably the biggest challenge in starting a blog is the process of creating content. Especially on a consistent basis.
Common blogging wisdom tells the blog author that he has to write 3 blog posts a week. Some will even tell the person looking to start a blog that they need to create content 5 days a week.
That’s a lot of content, even at 3 times a week. Blogging this much is also a huge time commitment.
On average, writing a blog post takes me upwards of an hour. Times that by 3 or 5 or 6, depending on the amount of content I produce, and that’s almost a day’s worth of work.
But, with a system, writing consistent blog content can be easier.