I had a full week including an opportunity to spend several days with the team at The City Church in Seattle. I always enjoy seeing what God is doing through so many different leaders and churches across the country. I am encouraged every week by the strength of the leaders in the churches and organizations we work with. Here are some articles I've found to help you lead better this week.
We have a phrase at Vanderbloemen Search Group that "every pastor is an interim pastor". This couldn't be more true, for churches and businesses alike. Regardless of your industry, having a succession plan in place is crucial for the long-term health of your organization. Read Stuart Levine's awesome insights in his post for Forbes.
Failure is a key component of success. As a leader, deciding whether to let your staff members fail or rescue them is a fine line, determined on a case-to-case basis. Ron Edmondson details the complexities of this position and how leaders can be encouraged to act in the future.
Healthy organizations know the value of staff communication. Even healthier organizations recognize that there are various communication styles on a staff team. In this article, my colleague Meredith Mohr gives a few tips on how leaders can maximize productivity and cohesion in the workplace through communication.
Leading a business, church, or organization can be difficult, especially when there are plenty of voices constantly weighing in on your decisions. A hateful email is nothing to quit your profession over, but is also not something to overlook. Check out Thom Rainer's advice for dealing with "hate mail" in the most effective and loving way possible.
What are you reading or listening to this week? Let me know in the comments below.