Mondays Menagerie {5}

A weekly wrap up of all the random things I’ve been enjoying this past week.  Things I love, or learned something from, things I think others might enjoy too.  I hope you appreciate them as well…and so, here are my weekly top 5 favorite things:

This week seems to be a theme of Christian leadership type stuff, that was unintentional, and usually does not happen…so please stop back by next week if this is not your “thing.”

Weekly Top 5 Favorite Things
Weekly Top 5 Favorite Things

1. This post by Cass Langton (the Creative Global Head of Hillsong) called: 10 Things I’ve learnt about Leading a Creative Team.     Although I don’t lead a creative team, I am a part of one, and I think #6 and #8 are always good to remember: Create a safe place for collaboration, don’t be afraid of different ideas, and start with YES and work backwards.  You’ll never come up with those amazing ideas if you don’t sift through some not so great ones first.  It’s all apart of the process.

2. Perry Noble’s post: Six Things You Can Do To Improve Your Marriage.  John and I have been intentional with our marriage since the beginning…almost 10 years ago.  We make a point to always be trying to grow in our relationship, otherwise you get stagnant, stale and become unhappy.  I’d add an additional item: have some of the same hobbies/interests and some that are different.  If you always do everything together, you’ll never have anything to talk about.

3. RELEVANT tweeted this post:  What Not to Say When Your Friends Are Hurting  and I would agree, my favorite line: “Stop using smoke-bomb escape techniques and be present.”  Such a good reminder to remain present, even when it’s difficult.

4.  This week I was catching up on some podcasts and listed to Andy Stanley’s Leadership podcast “How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge”   There were some great nuggets in there…like how to stay positive, and what a cancer that can be to coworkers when you are not.  And also how to take the initiative, even when you’re not in charge.

5.  In another podcast (Catalyst), Craig Groeschel was talking about his new book called Fight.  It sounded amazing, and since it is geared towards men, I bought it for my hubby the next day.  We’ll see if he liked it.

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