I’m preaching this weekend on forgiveness and reconciliation. It’s amazing to me how studying and crafting a message makes me take a powerful look into my own heart and life. That’s the work of the Holy Spirit.
I’ve been convicted this week. I am truly still a work in progress.
In my 5T Leadership coaching practice I have the privilege of working with a lot of different leaders. They each have unique challenges, personalities, and contexts in which they lead. Leading well is hard in every one.
"Rood made a point that every organization has 3 basic needs. It resonated with me. Based on my experience, I can see how it relates to the churches, businesses, & non-profits I've led."
3 things every organization needs to thrive:
A secret to effective leadership (and time management) I’ve learned.
Don’t take 3 weeks to make a 30 second decision.
All leaders need guardrails of accountability. We need healthy systems and structure.
But if you are certain what you need to do. Do it now.
People only know what they know. When people don't have information they come to their own conclusions - make up their own version of the story - and it is often far from reality.
That makes communication a key to effective #leadership.
I don’t remember where the idea originated first but I have utilized a personal advisory board for most of my career in leadership. I used one in the marketplace, nonprofits and the church.
Here I share why and how that works for me.
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I’ve been a leader for close to 35 years. I don’t know a more difficult time to be a leader.
In this episode we offer encouragement for worried pastors and leaders.
You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.”
James 3:17-18 MSG 2/2
“Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. 1/2
There are limitations pastors set for their church. I believe most of the time we do it without realizing they are.
Many are from doing things a certain way over time. When in place the church will often fail to reach its full potential.
I remember that day in leadership where I pleased everyone. Of course, that was the day I took no risks, led no change, and said whatever people wanted me to say.
But I also remember thinking "what a boring and wasted day".
The momentum a new leader should have can be jeopardized by the environment created during the opening days of his or her tenure. Therefore, I make three requests of teams I lead in the opening days of my leadership transition.