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Friday Finds - Dream Jobs, Staffing and Church Leadership

This week our team has had the privilege to rally around one of our work associates who is facing a tough season. I've always been honored to work with my friends, or to become friends over time. It's important to have people to stand by you when you are going through a crisis. As one of my team members reminded me this week, "No one should fight alone." Is there someone you can stand by and hold up this week? 

And while you are, check out these articles to help you lead better this week.

"Don't Take It Personally" Is Terrible Work Advice by Duncan Coombe via Harvard Business Review

Although this was originally posted a year ago, I think this is still incredibly relevant to churches and businesses alike. While most people will say "It's not personal, it's business", Duncan Coombs argues that leadership requires a personal component in order to be successful. 

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making Your Next Hire by William Vanderbloemen via Forbes

Hiring a new staff member is a careful process that requires an incredible amount of diligence. In this article, my friend William Vanderbloemen provides 4 insightful questions to ask yourself before making the decision to take on a new staff member. 

How To Land The Dream Job That Isn't Even Advertised by Level Up via Forbes

Sometimes the best jobs aren't open for application. This interesting piece by Level Up describes the process by which a candidate can build him or herself into a dream job. Spoiler alert: it's all about networking.  

10 Ways Pastors Can be Great Bosses by Thom Rainer via LifeWay Leadership

Pastors have the unique responsibility of casting vision for the church body and shepherding a staff team at the same time. Following his previous article on 10 Ways Pastors Can be Bad Bosses, Thom Rainer highlights the positive side of leadership in the church. 

What are you reading or listening to this week? Let me know in the comments below.