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Friday Finds - Setting Goals, Blogging and Hiring Secrets

Photo by Alejandro Escamilla via Unsplash

Photo by Alejandro Escamilla via Unsplash

John Quincy Adams is credited with saying, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." That likely describes you. Whether you are a school teacher, mom, business owner, pastor or student in school. We all have the opportunity to lead. Every day is wrought with opportunities to inspire others and pull the best out of the people around you.

Here are some leadership articles to encourage and challenge you:

The Secret I've Learned About Hiring by William Vanderbloemen via Forbes

In this first-of-four-part series on Forbes, William Vanderbloemen challenges leaders to re-think the way they look at their hiring process, and more importantly, their candidates. This insight is so valuable, regardless of your team's current staffing needs.  

Five Terrible Reasons to Enter Vocational Ministry via Thom Rainer

Considering a career in vocational ministry? This is an incredibly big decision, so it's important to spend some time assessing exactly why you feel drawn to this path. Thom Rainer provides five bad reasons to consider moving into ministry. 

How To Be More Productive And Set Better Goals with Christy Wright [Podcast] via Vanderbloemen Search Group

I don't think I know anyone who would say "I don't want to be more productive". Productivity can sustain your organization for the long haul. Every team can benefit from this type of insight from Christy Wright on the Vanderbloemen Search Group Leadership Podcast. 

9 Universal Leadership Lessons I've Learned From Writing, Blogging And Podcasting via Carey Nieuwhof

How often does your organization practice writing, blogging, and/or podcasting? Pouring into one (if not all) of these mediums is key to expanding your reach, regardless of your industry. Carey Neiuwhof gives 9 great lessons he's learned from this experience. 

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