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With Graduation Right Around The Corner, Give Your Grad A Gift They’ll Cherish For Years To Come 

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High school and college graduates are about to take an often scary first step into a new chapter of life. Give them a gift (or two) that will help them navigate this new life experience! 4word has a variety of graduation gift options, from a spot in an upcoming 4word: Mentor Program session to a 4word: Member Insider subscription to unique products from 4word’s Purchase with Purpose partners and 4word books. Give your 2015 graduate a gift that will continue to give back for years!



What You Missed


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Want Flexibility? Just Ask.

Diane Paddison shares some advice on asking your boss for that work schedule flexibility you have been needing. You will never know until you ask.


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It’s NOT Just YOU!

We spoke with Julie Pierce, leadership coach and author, to learn how professional Christian women can shift their reliance from their own strength to one coming from a different source.


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If you missed it, you can still catch our ‪Mentoring Mondays‬ radio show with Rick Toquigny on BlogTalkRadio and 4word guest, Pam Watson Korbel of SmartGrowth, Inc.. Pam shares some great truths about wisdom and mentoring.







Goodsnitch is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Goodsnitch will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every app downloaded with 4word as the affiliation. Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Goodsnitch app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!

To learn more about Goodsnitch, watch the video below and share Goodsnitch with your friends and family!


Top Three



Take Notice




UNWRITTEN RULES: May Busch offers advice for those beginning new positions at new companies and wanting to make good first impressions, despite the “unknown unknowns” of their new workplace.




WANT A SUCCESSFUL TEAM?: Molly Fletcher lists five characteristics all successful teams have. Which ones do you and your team need to integrate?




REDEFINING CONFIDENCE: Helene Lerner with Women Working interviews Laura Whitley, executive vice president of Bank of America, to get her tips for leading with confidence.




PAT SUMMITT’S LEGENDARY LEADERSHIP: Molly Fletcher discusses Pat Summitt’s memoir “Sum It Up” and how the team principles discussed in it can also apply to your business team.




4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week



With warmer temperatures finally here, wedding season will be kicking into high gear. The folks at Buzzfeed put together a pretty hilarious spoof trailer sharing their thoughts on this.



A Pinterest Find


Lunch is often the meal when we are most susceptible to “cheat on our diets.” We found 25 Salad in a Jar recipes that will help keep your nutrition on track and might even have you looking forward to lunchtime!



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4w_LI_974x330_member4Looking for a new job in 2015?

Know a senior HR person that is looking for a new challenge? There is a HUGE Chief Human Resource Officer position open at a faith-based nonprofit ministry in Chicago that focuses on microfinance in the developing world. There is a relocation package available. Global international experience and experience in leading an HR team are required. Join or email us at if you are interested.

Interested in other jobs like this one? Join the 4word Membership Program today for exclusive access to our Job Connections Board featuring open positions in companies across the country. As a 4word Member, you will also receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide. Click here to sign up today!



Have You Set Up YOUR AmazonSmile?

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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

We all shop on Amazon. Now you can find the things you need AND make a donation to 4word, all at the same time! By using AmazonSmile, your shopping experience stays the same, but once you’ve completed your purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage of the final cost to 4word. Getting started is easy. Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting, then do your normal Amazon shopping on It’s that simple.

Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!