Five Ways to Use Authority for the Benefit of Your Team

Gerry True serves as Minister of Communication Arts at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where Max Lucado is the Minister of Preaching. He has also served as a Student Minister, Men’s Minister and Minister of Technology during the past 15 years. He regularly contributes ideas relating to leadership, family and faith on his blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @GerryTrue.If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

Holding a position of authority requires a keen understanding of how to use it effectively. Authority should be used for the good of the team. I worked for a Marriott hotel when I was nineteen-years-old. My job was to check every room service order before it was served to the guest and to help deliver the trays.

Why Plan B Is Often Your Greatest Opportunity as a Leader

This is a guest post by Pete Wilson, author of the recently published Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? Pete is one of the pastors of Cross Point Church, an active blogger and Twitter user.

If you’ve ever led anything you know Plan B is inevitable. Life doesn’t always unfold like we plan, and dreams have the tendency to shatter. As a leader you have to see this as an opportunity.

How to Use Evernote with an iPad to Take Meeting Notes

In 2004, I bought a Toshiba Tablet PC. I had hoped I could use it for taking notes in meetings, using Microsoft’s OneNote software. However, after a few months, I gave up. The system was just too clunky. I resigned myself to using a Moleskine notebook for taking notes in meetings.

iPad Tilted Up on Its Official Case

However, a few weeks ago, I was sitting in a meeting with one of our authors. Several people pulled out their iPads and began taking notes. This piqued my curiosity.