Here is a new 5 for the final week of January. We take a look at self leadership, an interview with Mark Driscoll, the advantage of religion, some necessary leadership skills for the the 21st century, and the importance of personal responsibility.
“Lover or Prostitute?” David Ryser writes an intriguing and challenging perspective on the Church in America today. This is an important post for every spiritual leader.
The Mirror Test “If you want to be successful leader, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life.” Tal Shnall provides a solid perspective on self leadership and the necessity of personal change.
Leadership Caffeine: Nine Key Skills Demanded By Our Times “Regardless of perspective there are some critical core skills required to lead successfully in this environment.” Art Petty gives us some foundational thinking about necessary skills for the 21st century.
Residents of Poor Countries Have A Great Advantage: Religion “An analysis of polling data from 132 nations shows that religious belief appears to be the main reason why people in poor countries see greater meaning in life than residents of wealthy countries . . .” This is a very brief post from the HBR Blog that demonstrates the important role of religious belief.
The Survivor This is an interview with Mark Driscoll by Christianity Today. “Mark Driscoll has a knack for drawing crowds—and dividing them. The brash pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle has more than his share of fans and critics. But we weren’t interested in his latest controversy or faux pas. Leadership Journal’s Drew Dyck talked to Driscoll about coping with busyness and burnout. What emerged was a picture of an introverted family man with a blue-collar work ethic and a heart for the local church.”
There are the 5 for this week. This edition of 5 for Leadership is a day early, as tomorrow I will post my Top 5 Posts for January. So return tomorrow and take a look at what readers enjoyed most for this first month of 2014.