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Creating Strong First Impressions As a Leader

You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You can’t take whatever you said or did …

Leadership

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …

Pedagogy

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

10 Habits of Irresistible People

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Personality<p>Things Irresistible People Do<p>10 Habits of Irresistible People<p>Shares<p>We've all met this type of person who attracts everybody …

Self-help

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

4 ways to make small talk without seeming awkward or boring

Public Speaking

What Is Abundant Thinking?

Have you ever thought to yourself there just isn’t enough time, money, or love out there? A lot of us live in an “if only” mindset – if only I got that dream job, paycheck, vacation.<p>It’s this mindset that keeps us feeling like we’re stuck, that we don’t have enough and, frankly, that we aren’t …

Self-improvement

What Jesus Prayed for You Specifically

If there is a sin that is prevalent in the church today, it's prayerlessness. So often we miss out on what God wants to do because we don't pray.As …

Evangelical Christianity

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

How to Battle Your Enemy, The “Adverb”

My prose has a natural enemy. It’s called an “adverb”.Adverbs have <b>relentlessly</b> raided my prose and now it is <b>severely</b> battered.Now read again.Adverbs …

Creative Writing

In 1963, Jack Welch accidentally blew up a factory at GE — and it taught him a lesson about leadership that's stuck with him to this day

The first time Jack Welch met his boss' boss' boss, it wasn't to talk about promotion opportunities or about anything impressive he'd done.<p>It was 1963, and Welch was a chemical engineer at General Electric, the company where he'd eventually become CEO and chairman.<p>The issue at hand? Welch had …

Leadership

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

Success

The Woeful Song of Frightened Sheep

The Woeful Song of Frightened Sheep<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Psalm 23<p>I have observed that few inner battles are more fierce than the daily …

How to be more efficient with your writing

If you’re like me, then sometimes even thinking about what to write has its stages of drudgery and triumph.You wonder if you have the work ethic to …

Theology

3 Simple Steps to Get to the Point with Your Content

Ever have a friend who tells stories that never seem to go anywhere?<p>It sounds okay at first, then it spins off to a tangent about how they met their …

Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

<b>“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts</b><b>” (Proverbs 4:23 GNT).</b>God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing …

Meditation

Scientist Says Human Brains Are Connected By ‘Wi-Fi,’ Which Causes Gut Feelings

New research might have answered the question of where the human “gut feeling” comes from — a virtual equivalent of “Wi-Fi” in our brains that picks …

University of Sheffield

Marching Orders, Part One

Marching Orders, Part One<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Ephesians 6:10–12<p>I wasn't there when a few men gathered around him. General Dwight …

Evangelical Christianity

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Entrepreneurship

What Was Jesus Doing Before He Came to Earth?

Pre-Incarnate Jesus Was Active on Humanity’s Behalf<p>Christianity says Jesus Christ came to earth during the historical reign of King Herod the Great …

Theology

Tell It Like It Could Be

<b>“[God] speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past” (Romans 4:17 TLB).</b> There is enormous power in your words. If …

Faith

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

Motivation

Identify the Enemy, Part Two

Identify the Enemy, Part Two<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Peter 5:8–11<p>Yesterday I pointed out that our true enemy, the devil, is relentlessly …

Evangelical Christianity

Identify the Enemy, Part One

Identify the Enemy, Part One<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Peter 5:8–9<p>When you're in a battle, before you can march out against the enemy, you …

Time I

Choose to Trust God in 2018

<b>“It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened</b> …

Faith

A New Year, A New Bible Reading Plan

We need to read large sections of Scripture and stop to meditate on short passages. Pastor John recommends a reading plan that allows you to do …

Bible

How Do I Know God’s Will?

How Do I Know God’s Will?<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Philippians 2:12–13<p>Want to know God's will for your life? Let me ask you to stop, look, …

Evangelical Christianity

Q & A about God’s Will

Q & A about God’s Will<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 2 Corinthians 6:14–18<p>As a pastor, I often get asked questions regarding God's will. Let's …

Evangelical Christianity

A Mysterious Word in the Lord’s Prayer - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • December 13, 2017<p>Pope Francis recently made news by indicating a preference for translating the phrase “lead us not into …