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Max Lucado Encourages You to Give Your Fears Of Growth to the Father

Max Lucado returns to the 4word blog to encourage us to follow Jesus' example of facing fear and acknowledge what we're feeling so we can bring our exact needs before our Heavenly Father.

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The Blessing (and Curse) of ‘Work-From-Home’ For Women

Read why "work-from-home" work arrangements are a mixed bag for women, how to avoid comparison traps, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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Reframe a ‘Setback’ Into A ‘Stepping Forward’ With Advice From An Executive Coach

Executive coach Jill Perrin dives into the professional shift almost all women are facing in the post-pandemic workplace, and encourages all of us to go through the process of adjusting our mindsets about the current workforce into a "stepping forward" instead of seeing everything COVID upended as a "setback."

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You Can Shatter Your Own Glass Ceiling

Learn seven ways you can shatter glass ceilings on your own, why we stay in unhappy friendships, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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Don’t Let a Detour Derail Your Dreams—How to Grow From Setbacks

Deborah Bradshaw, author, TEDx Speaker, and Master Certified Life Coach, gives her advice to women in the workplace who feel like their dreams won't ever get back on track, and reminds all of us that setbacks are still a part of God's plan.

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Six Ways Organizations Can Keep Their Female Leaders Empowered

Learn which six actions organizations can take to support their already empowered female leaders, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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Are You Experiencing Workplace Abuse? Read an HR Expert’s Insight On How to End The Abuse

Dawn Kaiser, author, HR expert, and Global Joy Refueler, offers her insight into how to correctly identify workplace abuse, the right way to confront it, and what those in leadership positions should do to protect company culture against fostering abusive behavior.

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Four Ways Leaders Are Getting Workplace Wellbeing Wrong

Read about four ways leaders could be more mindful of workplace wellbeing, how to heal past wounds, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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How to Process Your Brain’s Default Reactions to Feedback

Diane Paddison lists three mental triggers you may encounter when receiving feedback and how you can use those triggers to retrain how your brain reacts to feedback.

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May Brought a Historic High Number of Women Public Board Appointments

Learn just how many women were added to American boardrooms in May, what COVID did to friendships, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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A Father’s Advice to His Working Daughter: ‘Don’t balance—blend.’

Gene Glaeser and Amber Maenius, a father/daughter duo, share how they both came to realization that trying to find balance is a lofty goal that should be replaced with a new practice of finding ways to blend.

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Have You Been Misusing These 5 Bible Verses?

See if you are guilty of misusing one of these five Bible verses, why the term "Supermom" needs to go, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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Are You a Go-Getter? Here’s Why You Should Become a Go-Giver

Sandy Lamb, owner and CEO of Altitude Business Coaching and 4word Advisory Board Member, offers her advice for choosing collaboration over competition. She also talks about why there isn't an age cutoff for learning to be an emotionally intelligent leader.

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The Vice President’s Advice to Women: “Continue with your ambition and don’t apologize for it.”

Read what the Vice President had to say to women regarding ambition and age, learn working moms' value, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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Why Women Avoid Drawing Attention to Their Workplace Accomplishments

4word: Houston leader Marty Lundstrom talks about the moment she realized she (like many women in the workplace) shied away from putting a spotlight on her accomplishments, and shares two practices any workplace can implement to encourage self-confidence in their employees.

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Three Tips To Help Women in the Boardroom Lead with Success

Learn three tips for being an effective female boardroom leader, what a woman's highest calling is, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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Why It’s So Hard to ‘Let Go and Let God’

4word: Houston leader Tana Deshayes explains why she thinks Christians struggle to let go of their difficulties and hand control over to God.

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How to Repair Your Friendships—Unless They’re Toxic

See how you can repair worthy friendships (while getting rid of toxic ones), and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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You Can Ask For Help At Work and Not Be Weak

Accountant and author Courtney Watson talks through how she learned to leave behind the idea that independence equals strength, and shares four questions everyone should ask themselves when something has us stumped.

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7 Ways to Make Sure You’re Making What You’re Worth at Work

Learn about 7 things you can do to make sure you're earning what you're worth at work, and more in this week's Friday Faves!

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