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10 Tips for Becoming More Charismatic

My brother Jeff is a successful young leader in the retail management industry.  He is also a passionate student of leadership who is always looking to further develop his ability to lead and influence others.  Oftentimes, when he comes across helpful resources or links he passes them on to me.
Incidentally, this behavior - sharing information with others that you think would be interested in it - is, itself, a wonderful, often over-looked leadership behavior. Jeff emailed me this link: 10 Behaviors for Becoming More Charismatic.

Below are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people (click on the link above to learn more about each habit).
1. They listen way more than they talk.  2. They don't practice selective hearing.  3. They put their stuff away.  4. They give before they receive--and often they never receive.  5. They don't act self-important…  6. …Because they realize other people are more important.  7. They shine the spotlight on others.  8. They choose their words…

TIP - A Simple Way to Pray

While reading through 1 Chronicles this week I came across this short verse in 1 Chronicles 16:4 -
"Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel." It stuck me as I read the verse that there is a simple acronym contained in the text that could be a very helpful way to think about prayer.
"Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel." T - thank
I - invoke
P - praise

Thank
Take a moment in prayer to thank God for the many things he does in our lives.  He gives us breath, beauty, bounty, blessings, and many other things that begin with letters besides B.  The Book of James says that 'every good and perfect gift' come from God, and we can express our gratitude to him by taking time in prayer to thank him.

Invoke
Invoking God in prayer can take all kinds of forms.  It c…