Published: 6 months ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)

 

It’s Time to Elevate Your Leadership Game

(via @robertvadams) How are you doing at leading your team to be … well … a team?

Many teams today are not really teams at all – organizationally, structurally, and motivationally they are not set up to work as individual parts of a larger, unified whole. Often they reflect outdated organizational charts that have little to do with current reality. There are times when a leader realizes their team is actually a collection of individuals who are looking out for themselves. Left in this state, a team can actually become a divisive and damaging cancer to the organization.

 

5 Tips to Help Your New Employee Join Your Church Staff

(via @dannywatterson) If you’re in the process of hiring someone (or being hired yourself), this post contains some great reminders.

Congratulations, you’ve hired a candidate! Bringing a fresh face and perspective onto the team is always an exciting phase. Don’t be fooled, however, the next few months will be critical in determining the long-term success of the candidate. Here are a few things you can do as the leader of your new employee to help onboard them smoothly and ensure a happy and productive future.

 

The Typewriter Orchestra

(via @premiumfunny) “I play tenor Smith-Corona with the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.” Wow.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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