I’m part of my church’s leadership team, and the other day we discussed a leadership book. One of the book’s discussion questions was, “What are some of your gifts, and what are some of the shadows sides of those gifts?” In other words, What is your gift’s dark side? That sounds like a strange question.

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We must get over the mentality that making mistakes is bad. The only world in which making a mistake is a bad thing is the one in which we do it on purpose or we never learn from it and grow. So, go ahead, make a mistake, it’s OK. Check that. It isn’t just OK

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Have you ever wondered how to get motivated and generate motivation in others? The prescription is easy to describe, but not easy to administer. First, find or define a reward. If you know there is something desirable on the line, then you will be more motivated to do the task. We are just that way.

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When I was a little boy I played basketball at the Boys Club. I didn’t really understand the sport other than the basics. So, when our clever coach called the team to the sidelines near the end of the game to give us some strategy coaching, something funny happened. It seems the other team’s best

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