ONE A GREAT BOOK: The Stressless Life: Experiencing the Unshakable Presence of God’s Indescribable Peace
Vance Pittman has written an exceptional book for every beliver. Here is the Amazon highlight:
Stress happens. We all feel it. It steals our joy, interrupts our sleep, affects our relationships, and wears us down. We can’t escape the things and people that cause it. We can’t medicate it away. So we must deal with it. But how? How do we attain peace in life? With compassion and biblical insight, pastor Vance Pitman calls us away from anxious living to a life of indescribable peace by applying truths from God’s Word to the stress we feel in our schedule, budget, relationships, decision-making, emotions, and circumstances. Discover the freedom and peace that are yours when you no longer allow stress to dominate your life and instead take hold of the soul-satisfying, joy-producing, fruit-bearing life that God intended you to live.
TWO A GREAT ARTICLE: The C-Suite Skills That Matter Most from The Harvard Business Review
Landing a job as a CEO today is no longer all about industry expertise and financial savvy. What companies are really seeking are leaders with strong social skills. That’s what the authors discovered after analyzing nearly 7,000 job descriptions for C-suite roles. Their explanation for this trend? Business operations are becoming more complex and tech-centered; workforce diversity is growing; and firms face greater public scrutiny than ever before. Those conditions call for leaders who are adept communicators, relationship builders, and people-oriented problem solvers. To succeed in the future, the authors argue, companies will need to focus on those skills when they evaluate CEO candidates and develop in-house talent.
THREE A QUOTE THAT HAS REALLY STIRRED ME: from Abigail Adams’ letter to John Quincy Adams
“These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues.”
FOUR A GREAT READ: 7 Ways to Know You’re in a Mentally Abusive Relationship
Mentally abusive relationships are not normal. But how do you know if you’re in a mentally abusive relationship? What are the signs? This article is so helpful for people in challenging relationships and for people attempting to help them.