We limit our thinking when we assume that staff are simply motivated by external rewards. Research reveals a different reality.
Sometimes we have to look at things on a deeper, heart level and understand why people and situations are the way they are. Even why we are the way we are, and what we might need to change.
How to form Christians today is unclear.
Jesus built leaders who were “with Him.” He did not do it at a distance; He did it closely, He did it personally. He did it properly.
For most people, programs will not automatically transform them into superior leaders, as if they were butterflies emerging from cocoons. We should spend more time on accurately identifying which ones we should work with.
The teaching of the Word of God was central in Jesus’ method of building leaders, and it must be in ours.
I love thinking about leadership through the lens of belaying. Belaying is something I hated to do when I first began to ice climb. I felt inadequate and unfit to hold someone’s life in my hands. But what can this experience of belaying teach you about leadership? Let’s take a look.
There are three kinds of leaders, but only one is truly effective.
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good (Titus 2:6-7a). Here are some ways to “jumpstart” that commitment.
Jesus challenged and engaged His learners. We must learn to do this too.
I want you to have responsibility and authority. I want you to be fully rewarded and recognized for your contribution to society. I also want you to realize, however, that most things of lasting value take time and discipline to achieve.
What follows are the leadership development gems that Jesus used when turning a passive group of followers into passionate leaders.
Your leaders will always learn best by doing. Building them requires both instruction and practical, “hands-on” ministry.
Most leader development occurs outside the classroom. But there are some specific things that can be done effectively in the classroom.
Growing as a leader requires a high level of commitment and initiative on the part of the participant. Here’s how you can help motivate your emerging leaders.
Jesus’ focus in building leaders was not on quantity, but on quality. This was the model He gave us.
An effective leader development process is not a neat series of courses but a fiery immersion in real-life. How do we go about designing such a context?
Managers and leaders are different. What do we do with this information?
The Bible carries definite distinctions between leaders and managers. What does Scripture have to say about the differences?
Spiritual managers fill many vital roles as they manage an organization, none of which can be neglected.