Leadership Tip Two

The following two leadership tips are related.

Tip One:

Church leaders need to start going house to house again – not to talk about the weather or to eat a chicken dinner, but to have spiritual conversation. I’ve heard that every household in the largest church in the world, Yoido Full Gospel Church in Soul, Korea […]

Effective Leadership

I am coming to believe that effective leadership is based on the following formula.

1. Our Call works like an anchor in the storm or a GPS when faced with major intersections in life.

2. Our preferred style of leadership makes some forms of leading easier than others and preclude some forms of leadership that may […]

Coaching Tip: Keep a Leadership Journal

Some people are more organized than I am and do things in a more disciplined fashion. Many of these people find it helpful to keep a “Leadership Journal” in which to chronicle their leadership development as it happens.

In this journal a person might put the following:

1. Cause and Effect events. “I responded this way […]

Leadership Tips

Here are some things I’m seeing and some comments on books I’ve read all of which point up some leadership tips.

Tip One

I continue to see churches that add an indigenous service to their Sunday schedule and in two or three years it is the largest church. I just got an email from Bedford Church […]

Three Books that Understand Leadership

During my reading for “Leadership On The Other Side”, I found only three books that did not define leaders as people who had followers who did what the leader wanted done (I’m sure there are more than three, but between 1995 and 1999 that’s all I found). Good leaders got their way by influence […]

Spiritual Leadership

Today’s environment requires leaders to be spiritual directors rather than teachers or CEO’s.

Being a spiritual director is different from being a teacher. Teachers impart knowledge to their students. Spiritual directors walk with fellow travelers on their personal journey of experiencing God, not to impart knowledge, but to assist the traveler in their own discovery […]

Levels of Leadership

Most church leaders don’t think of leadership in terms of levels. We tend to think more of finding volunteers or even servants. Instead I want you to begin thinking of multi levels of leadership and to begin to ask which category your leaders might fall into. I have discovered the following levels. There may […]

The Spiritual Leadership of the Board

For the week of March 28, 2005

The Spiritual Leadership of the Board

By: Tom Bandy

Most churches underestimate the importance of the board members as “spiritual leaders”. Board members are often elected or appointed because of specific skills (teaching, finance, property management, etc.). However, as management responsibilities are delegated to a trusted, gifted few, it becomes […]

Barriers to Effective Leadership Teams Part 3

For the week of March 21, 2005

Barriers to Effective Leadership Teams Part 3: The Lack of Trust

By: John Laster

There are three common, interrelated barriers to more effective leadership teams: the absence of a shared DNA, the presence of fear, and a lack of trust within the team itself.

Lack of trust among leadership team members […]

Barriers to Effective Leadership Teams Part 2

For the week of March 14, 2005

Barriers to Effective Leadership Teams Part 2: The Presence of Fear

By: John Laster

There are three common, interrelated barriers to more effective leadership teams: the absence of a shared DNA, the presence of fear, and a lack of trust within the team itself.

The presence of fear and apprehension has […]

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