If you want to be the kind of leader whose organization is on the cutting edge, stop asking for someone to give you an answer you already know. Great leaders have the courage to act!
Conformity is doing the minimum, the easiest thing … which is usually to see and react to our immediate surroundings and behave like everybody else – whether on e-mail, social media, or at a social gathering. Leadership is about seeing and noticing more.
How do you know when it is time to go? When is time to step back from ministry? Is there a good time to make a change?
Steward leaders must understand the significant impact they have on their organizational culture. To help us think about that impact, consider the concept of fractals. Fractals are complex structures that originate in simplicity. One example is a fern, which appears to be a complex structure of countless shapes and patterns that are woven together to form its intricate and beautiful leaves. Yet the entire structure can be simplified to a basic four-line pattern that is simply repeated in various directions and sizes.
After years of working with young developing leaders, I have come to the conclusion that if a leader focuses on two basic truths, he will be successful.
What is an area where you have to give up your fear of failure?
Rather than solving a problem analytically, when we focus our attention outwardly on the problem, insight occurs when we turn our attention inward and becomes less focused. This inward focus can help us experience a sudden “aha” solution. This historical illustration about insight describes the “aha” process well.
If you’re considering expanding what you offer in terms of leader-development (in school, at home, on an athletic team or at work), let me incentivize you. Below are eight reasons why I believe that now is a perfect time to equip emerging leaders to serve.
By checking in on the emotional health of her staff and creating spaces for celebration and hope in the midst of the heaviness, Ann stewards her relationships with her staff and their relationships with the patients they care for.
As a biblical leader, I choose to model joy for the people I lead. By choosing to model joy, I hope my colleagues can see “work” and “vocation” as synonyms for joy.
Leading isn’t strictly about getting the job done. Leading is about building relationships.
Why do most believers never evangelize? Here are nine reasons Chuck has discovered over the years.
Good leaders know when to use the right bucket. The most important thing for you to do as a leader is to use your influence to promote fairness, lawfulness, peace, empathy and real prosperity for everyone.
As faithful stewards of all that has been entrusted to us by God, we owe it to those we lead to prove ourselves ‒ and them ‒ free of these assumptions.
There is sometimes loneliness in leadership which cannot be avoided.
Worship leading in real life isn’t all that glamorous. It’s a weekly exercise in humility, servant-hood, leadership, patience, direction-giving, fire-extinguishing, and sometimes crisis managing, with a little bit of music thrown in.
How can a leader let each person on the team know they are valued? When people you serve sense that you are responding specifically to them they know they are valued. Here are four ways leaders should respond to each person on the team.