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. Read more...
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.
Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast
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. Read more...
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.
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. Read more...
The longer someone is on your team, the more they should grow. Reality has shown us this often isn’t the case.
Someone takes the position, and then they stop growing. Whether that’s because they feel they’ve made it or they don’t know where else to go, things need to change.
And there’s good news. You can help your team develop. You can impact their development.
Impact Your Team’s Development
Your team members spend a majority of their waking hours at the office. From 8-5 (or maybe longer), they’re in an environment you have authority over. They’re there and they’re working for you.
When they leave the office, they may find it difficult to find the desire to seek out personal or professional development. All they want to do when they exit the doors is to go home and see their families. Learning and growing can seem like another task from the office they’re bringing home. Read more...
As a married man, I am committed to remaining faithful to my wife. That means I have to constantly evaluate my thoughts.
Even in the workplace. I need to judge what my thoughts are and where my eyes are going.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen many of my friends fall to sexual temptation. They allowed themselves to become entangled in affairs.
Their actions caused the end of their marriages. Their families were ripped apart. And their relationships with their children have become strained.
It’s so sad to see people you love have their lives drastically changed because of a decision they’ve made.
These situations are also why I try to guard myself against the temptation to commit adultery.
I hope you’re committed to your marriage and your family as well. If you’re struggling to stay faithful to your spouse, I suggest you try the following actions: Read more...