Category: Leadership

March 2, 2024
How do you become a friction fixer at work? 

Professor Bob Sutton shares some strategies for managing friction with others in the workplace. "Professor Sutton has himself experienced workplace friction, pointing to a memorable instance that involved an unnecessary meeting invite. "[Someone] sent every faculty member — so that's about 2,000 of us — a 12,066-word email with a 7,500-word attachment inviting … all […]

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February 22, 2024
Three Ways to Meaningfully Waste Time

Author, Chelsea Logan asks, "why would we ever intentionally waste time? Why would we ever choose to spend our time being unproductive, or, by definition, careless, purposeless, and inefficient?" In this article she explains that, as the Creation account in the biblical book of Genesis reveals, God rested on the sabbath day. We too, are not designed […]

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February 12, 2024
The Blessings of Difficult Bosses, Coworkers, Employees & Customers

Russell Gehrlein helpfully shows how workplace conflict can be used by God, in his grace and mercy, to mature the Christian in faith. "Have you ever thought about how God uses you to meet the full spectrum of human needs (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually) by what you do all day? If you are a hard […]

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February 5, 2024
Reflect, Don’t Ruminate: 10 Journaling Prompts to Help You Flourish

In this article Meryl Herr provides starting steps for engaging in self-reflection through journaling. This does not have to be a time-consuming practice, but can be helpful as a regular activity, even as a discipline. A useful chart is included which gives examples of positive and negative self-reflection. "It’s no secret that reflection is critical […]

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February 1, 2024
Resisting the Temptation of Pride in Leadership

W. Scott Brown exposes five markers of pride : blame; chaos; deceit; defensiveness and foolishness, and suggests that Christ's example of humility serves well in providing good leadership. "Do you see markers of pride in your own leadership? Do you judge the success of leaders from a worldly or biblical perspective? How can we better […]

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November 22, 2023
Positive Reflection Ideas for Your Team (And You)

Does the idea of workplace reflection cause you anxiety or concern? How would the team of people you work with react to time spent in such discussions? Chelsea Logan's helpful article provides several links to help guide your workforce through positive self-reflection, which can bring benefits to individuals and their team. "Reflection is more than […]

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October 20, 2023
How Climbing Higher Brings Leadership Clarity

A reminder to look to the heavenly father when our thinking becomes clouded and needing new perspective... “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on […]

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September 6, 2023
The Cycle of Overfunctioning and Distancing

This article shows how patterns of behaviour can develop over time, and how reflection on our approach to situations might help navigate frustrations with relationships and teamwork, not only in the workplace, but also in our home environments. "There is tremendous benefit to paying attention to the temptation to take over or take off. When have […]

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August 14, 2023
How to Spend the Right Amount of Time Developing Relationships at Work

Following his previous article, https://tifwe.org/how-much-time-should-i-spend-developing-relationships-at-work/, Russell Gehrlein writes from his experience in the military about investing time engaging with work colleagues. His insightful and godly approach offers practical ways for everyone seeking to build relationships. "Investing in the talents, potential, and personal growth of the individuals on your team and building relationships among your team members will […]

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August 3, 2023
Five Ways (Plus One) to Manage Stress

Meryl Herr notes that, "Managing our stress is a matter of stewardship. It’s a way we care for ourselves so that we can offer ourselves to God and in service of others." Reminding us that stress management is a spiritual practice for Christians, she offers practical strategies to help us physically to do so. "Mitigating […]

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May 31, 2023
7 Tips For Keeping Your Cool When Your Children Misbehave

Author Sam Crabtree explains the way in which angers develops and encourages a focus on Christ when situations become inflammatory. "Anger doesn’t come out of the blue. Except for neurological and biological problems, anger is virtually always a byproduct of expectations. Something is happening that you were not expecting, or something you expected is not […]

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April 27, 2023
The Power of Self-Care and Mindset Mastery for Leaders

Valerie Ling provides a reminder that stresses and challenges faced by leaders may be eased with an awareness of the need to factor in self-care... "Self-care, self-reflection, and mindset mastery are critical for leadership success. By taking the time to care for yourself, reflect on your thoughts and feelings, and master your mindset, you can […]

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