How to Hire (and Fire) Well
Julie Bolton, VP of Casualty Risk Engineering at Zurich Insurance and 4word: Houston board member, shares hiring and firing insights she has learned in her years in management and what you can do to keep your team running as smoothly as possible.
The Secret to Effective Mentorship
Glenna Flokstra, Chief of Operations for 4 The World Resource Distributors (4WRD), talks with us about her passion for mentorship and its potential impact on the mentor and mentees lives, if one simple "secret" is followed.
Find Your Workplace ‘Voice’
L. Marie Trotter, owner of L. Marie LLC, coaches all of us on how to discover your voice and how to train yourself to use it in the workplace in a way that positively benefits you and those you influence.
Choosing Confidence Over Cockiness As a Leader
Nicole Arnold, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for an electric cooperative in Asheboro, NC, and a former lobbyist, talks about how she has learned to choose confidence while starting and building her career in politics.
Communication’s Vital Role in Team Building
Even with the purest intentions, being a good team player and helping to build a strong team takes intentionality to make sure it doesn't derail. Trina Lee, 4word Mentor Program manager and 4word: Portland leader, shares her tips for being the best team player you can be.
Want Wisdom? All You Have To Do Is Ask.
LaDonna Slade, speaker, coach, and small groups coordinator for 4word: Austin, guides us through the process of finding wisdom and good news: it's simple!
Effective Leadership Starts with Defined Values and Beliefs
Patricia Asp, Senior Consultant and Executive Coach and 4word Board Member, shares how defined values and beliefs can spell success for any company.
What Does ‘Leading from the Heart’ Look Like?
If you're a compassionate leader, does that mean you're going to be seen as a weak leader? This month's "leading from the heart" topic aims to answer that.
The Purpose of Leaders
Remember, way back (OK, the beginning of the month), when we talked about not feeling "good enough" to be a leader? A very valid feeling and one we've all experienced. As we wrap up this month's discussion on leadership, though, we hope we've at least torn…
Be a Leader People Want to Follow
As we’ve discussed leadership on the 4word blog this month, my hope is that you’ve come to realize that those to whom God has given the calling of being a leader He has also blessed them with the traits of a good leader. You might not…
How the “Miracle on the Hudson” Changed My Perspective on Success
As a highly-successful business woman, Maryann Bruce has spent years honing her leadership skills and working to inspire confidence in women like her trying to “make it” in their leadership roles. When Maryann ended up as a passenger of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane…
Am I Good Enough?
Is that title a loaded one or what? Wondering if you're good enough is a thought everyone has, no matter your gender, race, or social status. We all wonder if our skills match up with our ambition. Sure, we would all love to be stellar leaders…
Leading: It’s All About Character
This election season has prompted many of us to think carefully about what we want in a leader. There are voices shouting from so many different directions, it gets confusing, and it would be easy to lose hope. I’m extremely thankful God is on the throne, and as…
The Millennial Becomes the Master
Becoming a mom has been one of the craziest rollercoasters my life has put me on so far. As I've mentioned before, I'm the oldest of seven kids, so raising children was not a practice with which I was unfamiliar. However, the rules of the game change pretty drastically…
Are You Working For the Right Commission?
A few years ago, I was halfway up a mountain I had chosen to climb, but part of me knew there was a reason I kept bumping up against a wall. It was one of those seasons when I felt unsettled. I knew I liked part of what…
Available, Willing, Obedient
Julie Ziglar Norman never meant to follow in the footsteps of her father, Zig Ziglar, and become a public speaker. Read how she found herself speaking in front of crowds of thousands, as well as her advice for leaders who want to be effective in leading their teams. ------…
Was Jesus a Good Leader?
Would you choose Jesus to run your company? I never thought much about that question until I picked up a copy of Laurie Beth Jones’s book, Jesus, CEO, many years ago. Jones challenges readers to take a close look at the way that Jesus organized and inspired those around…
Millennials. It’s a hot-topic term that seems to be everywhere lately. Who falls into the “millennial category?” How will their entry into the workforce affect companies? Should millennials be treated differently? Joan Kuhl, founder of Why Millennials Matter and contributor to the upcoming book Five Most Important Questions,…
Leaders ALWAYS Have Mentors
Being a leader, whether in your career or your personal life, is something that most people would say they aspire to. What is an indispensable part of every great leader’s development? Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly The Peter F. Drucker Foundation…
Music & Balance from Popeyes’ CEO
Professional Christian women constantly face challenges and uncertainty in their professional journeys. Between juggling their personal and professional lives and ascertaining their place in God’s plan for their lives, women in leadership must seek clarity, strength, and calling. Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, tells us…