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Friday Finds - Sports Teams, Generational Leadership, and Email Detox

Photo by Matt Alaniz on Unsplash

Photo by Matt Alaniz on Unsplash

This week I'm enjoying some time away with Faith. We've done a no-kids vacation for all 27-years of our marriage--so even though we are inching closer and closer to being empty-nesters...we aren't stopping now. We've been holed up in the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia for a few days--enjoying hikes, meals and hanging out together. It's pretty easy when you love the person you are doing life with!

But I'm still taking a few minutes away to share these leadership articles with you. Enjoy!

Why the Most Successful Companies Think Like Sports Teams by Scott Scherr via Fortune Insiders

What do Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, and a successful startup entrepreneur have in common? More than you'd think. Check out this great article from Scott Scherr to find out.

Four Work-Life Questions To Ponder On Vacation This Summer by Art Markman via Fast Company

Turns out you don't need to be working to be productive. Vacation time provides a unique opportunity to step back and find some clarity about your job. Ask yourself these 4 questions from Art Markman and make the most of your time off.

What I Learned From 7 Years Of Leading Millennials by William Vanderbloemen via Forbes

When you've led a company of mostly Millennials for several years, you pick up a few tricks along the way. If you're seeking some advice on reaching this generation in the workforce, read this insight from my friend and colleague, William Vanderbloemen. 

No More Email: A Productivity Experiment That's Paying Off via Carey Nieuwhof

How much of your day is spent reading and answering emails? You might be shocked to read about Carey Nieuwhof's 30-day email detox, and even more shocked to learn the positive results. Better start writing your out-of-office replies. 

What articles have you been reading this week? Let us know in the comments below.