The Three Top Priorities of a Great Church Leader

Time is a valuable asset. There are not enough hours in the day for a church leader to achieve everything they could do. Some of the things leaders spend their time doing produce a low return while other things produce a tremendous return or benefits.

Great church leaders are stewards of their time by concentrating on certain top priorities. Those areas include personal devotions, training and equipping staff and volunteers, and building and strengthening relationships. Spending a large portion of your time and energy in those areas will allow you to be a successful church leader. Let’s discuss each one of those areas.

1. Personal Devotions

Self-leadership is essential for every church leader. In the context of church leadership, this means being able to lead yourself toward and concentrating on the Creator. You have to place your relationship with God higher than anything else. One of the best ways to remain closely connected with God is through daily devotions and implementing regular spiritual practices.

Real leadership is equipping new leaders

Real leadership is not seeking the applause from followers; real leadership is applauding followers who become leaders – Onyi Anyado

Is there a truer definition of success than this? Leaders are to equip and applaud followers who step up and become leaders themselves.

What are you doing to help those you lead become leaders?

Building Your Confidence With Joel Boggess

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 32

Joel Boggess knows a thing or two about building confidence as a leader. As the host of the ReLaunch Podcast and best-selling author of Finding Your Voice, Joel helps leaders around the world improve their confidence and live the life they were meant to.

I’m excited to have Joel on the show to share how you can increase your confidence and lead well.

Joel Boggess shares how to build your confidence

Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast

Show Notes:

How would you describe leadership?

Leadership is being clear on your best features and enduring qualities and leading with them. Let those features and qualities take the forefront.

We use the different qualities we have in our leadership toolbox. As leaders, we hone and develop those tools over time. We do that by steeping ourselves in the best leadership resources we can find.

I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a “transformer” in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.

6 Things You Should Stop Doing As A Leader

When you’re a leader, a lot is required of you.

You’re called upon to cast vision. You’re supposed to lead with unwavering conviction. You’re expected to do stuff.

But something that Peter Drucker once said struck me:

We spend a lot of time teaching our leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching them what to stop.

leaders shouldn't do these things

Isn’t that so true? We do a lot of teaching on the to-dos of leadership. We spend much less time instructing leaders on what to watch out for and what not to do.

So, let’s look at 6 things leaders need to stop doing.

6 Things You Should Stop Doing As A Leader

1. Leaders need to stop ignoring the concerns of their teams: Anyone who’s been on the front lines of an organization, that place where you’re dealing directly with the customer or you’re producing the product, knows there can be a disconnect between the leadership and what’s really happening on the floor. These team members are putting their blood, sweat, and tears into serving the organization.