Leading In Difficult Times With Steve Armstrong

Answers From Leadership Episode 31

Steve Armstrong is a Calgary-based speaker, educator, and consultant. He’s skilled at helping leaders develop followers into leaders and building dedicated, loyal, and remarkable teams.

Through the lessons learned from 35 years as a leader, soldier, and humanitarian, Steve has the unique ability to inspire and teach others to lead.

Leadership requires you to lead in tough times

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Show Notes:

Steve, what else do you want listeners to know about you?

A couple of things is after a 22-year army career and retiring as a company sergeant major and a career with the Canadian Red Cross, I’ve spent the last couple of years teaching and developing others to become a better leader.

What does leadership look like to you?

It’s not a bunch of old, dead white guy quotes. To me, leadership is actually accomplishing something. Leadership skills come from motivating and engaging people.

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Peter Drucker

3 Game Changing Tactics For Church Leaders

Leading in a church setting isn’t all fun and games. Being a church leader can be more stressful than any corporate job.

You’re swamped from all angles: Financial, mental, and spiritually. Church leaders must have tactics to fight back.

Know the game changing tactics for church leadership

With over 15 years of experience in being a part of church leadership, I’ve come to know a thing or two of what it’s like.

There are good days in church ministry. Then there are those days you don’t want to go back.

You feel defeated. You see the wake of church scandals. You feel the pressure to balance home life and church life. And there’s that struggle to live a Christ-like life outside of the church walls.

The good news is that there are 3 game changing tactics you can use to get back in the game.

Become A Beacon Of Hope

Great leaders take a stand and call for others to come along on the journey. They point towards hope and say “There we go! That’s where we need to head.”

These impactful leaders become a beacon of hope for those they lead.

Hope guides people, be a hope brings

While leading will wear you out and take you down some dark paths, the job of a leader is to point to a brighter tomorrow. One that others have a hard time seeing.

That’s why they’re not leading. They can’t see the better days ahead.

You can. Even in your darkest hours. You know there’s something good ahead. And you want to lead others on a purposeful journey.

Hope Is What People Need

Getting things done and advancing is critical to being seen as a good leader. Leaders are people who move others to the next stage of life.