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“If I accidentally hit the ‘send’ button, might I regret it?” That happens, as many of us have learned the hard way. In fact, I often first change the recipient to MY address if I’m concerned I haven’t thought through the response enough. That way, it will come only to me if I accidentally hit the wrong button.
“Why would I not just make a phone call?” A phone conversation usually takes less time. You can also eliminate a lot of back and forth messaging, and the tone of your voice can help avoid misunderstandings.
First of all, leadership is joyful. Joyful doesn’t mean flippant. Nor does it mean easy. Instead, joy is rooted in God’s providence. When we believe that God is ultimately responsible for setting up leaders and deposing them, whether that’s in a government, or in a corporation, or in a church, when we find ourselves on the end of receiving some measure of responsibility, we can accept it with weighty joy. We have an opportunity here to influence others, be they many or few, for the kingdom of God.
Avoid eating during a phone interview at all costs. While this may seem like basic etiquette to many people, it’s worth mentioning for the sake of future phone interviews. You wouldn’t bring your lunch to a face-to-face interview, so you also should not eat during a phone call.
A little goes a long way in phone conversations to stand out as a candidate, and hopefully these tips help you make a fantastic first impression and send you into the next steps of a search process.
It does not take long for the inner-Pharisee to erupt from some pastors on social media. In soil fertile for mercy, grace, conversation, and learning, too many opt for heavy-handedness and rushes to judgment.
If your social media comments look like something Jesus condemned in Matthew 23, you need a better strategy.
Sometimes, things come out of nowhere. The perfect storm hits, and you have to place a leader into an unfilled position. Normally, I would never suggest practicing leadership placement, only practice leadership development. But sometimes these things happen, and you have to fill a spot. Here’s a framework of four judgments to help you do so.