Lessons from Alma

During November, I studied all of the chapters in the Book of Mormon which contain the teachings of Alma. Here are some of the principles I learned, grouped by category: Leadership Don't delay difficult conversations. Hold the conversation by (1) stating the problem clearly, (2) addressing any misunderstandings which may have caused or exacerbated the... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Lehi

As I've studied the words of Lehi over the past week, the following themes have emerged for me: Perspective In Lehi's final messages to his sons, he tries to help them place their daily decisions in context and see the big picture. For example: He encourages Joseph to remember both his ancestors and his descendants... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Writings of Isaiah

During the month of September, I've studied the chapters in the Book of Mormon which are quoted from the Book of Isaiah. Here are some of the principles I've learned and tried to apply to my life: Gratitude We are more productive when we are grateful. Gratitude also inspires us to serve willingly. When we notice... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Writings of Jacob

Here are some things I've learned and tried to apply to my decisions as I've studied the words of Jacob over the past two weeks: Teaching An effective teacher is motivated by a deep desire for their students' happiness. They put their best efforts into their teaching, because they want their students to experience the... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Writings of Nephi

As I've studied the writings of Nephi over the past 7 weeks, I've learned the following principles: Callings When we receive an assignment from our Heavenly Father, we need to take full responsibility for fulfilling that assignment. However, we need to be aware that He is willing to help us fulfill that assignment. He has... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Writings of Moroni

During the month of June, I studied all of the chapters in the Book of Mormon which were written by Moroni. Here are some of the principles I learned, grouped by category: Faith and Knowledge If we will choose to overcome our unbelief and exercise faith, we can gain greater spiritual knowledge, which will in turn... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Writings of Mormon – Part 1

So far this year, I've studied all of the chapters of the Book of Mormon which were written by the prophet Mormon. Here are some of the lessons I've learned as I've studied Mormon's words, grouped into categories: Leadership An effective leader consults with others and accepts feedback graciously. He or she understands the importance of... Continue Reading →

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