Every couple of weeks, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or videos clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s this week’s edition. Enjoy.

1. Sherry Turkle: How to Keep Your iPhone from Destroying Your Relationships

via Christianity Today

“A recent Pew Internet Survey found that 9 in 10 Americans had used their cell phones during the most recent social gathering they attended, even though the vast majority of us (82%) consider it annoying or distracting for others to do so in conversation.”

2. 3 Reasons Millennials Are Getting Fired

via Inc

I find Millennials very intriguing. I want to understand them. I believe they can bring value to organizations – but how do employers get there with this new generation? How can employers and Millennials both be satisfied in working together? I think this article gives good insight into the world of Millennials and advice for them to keep their employers happy.

3. The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Boss

via Harvard Business Review

“But whether you’ve had formal training or not, there’s one simple action that can dramatically increase any manager’s success in gaining the support and engagement of subordinates: recognize great work.”

4. The Greatest Thing You Could Do Today

via Desiring God

“God literally determines whether or not you take another breath. “He himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything” (Acts 17:25). Could anything be more important than meeting with the One who decides if you live through this day? Could anything be better? How can we not make time to be with the Maker of time?”

5. Why Daughters Need Their Dads

via Lifeway Men

“Fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for a daughter’s life.” As a dad of two daughters, this was a great read that impact the way I think about my role as their daddy.

6. Angola Warden Burl Cain Shares Stories of Transformation at Willow

via Global Leadership Summit

I absolutely love this story. As a child I went to this prison to watch the rodeos they put on. But I also heard just how horrible of a place this prison was. Warden Burl Cain is an amazing man. He’s changed the entire culture of one of the most dark and violent prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. How? Watch this incredible story.

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