What Questions Are You Asking?

Questions can help leaders go farther and do more. Knowing the right questions to ask will get you the answers you need.

Yet, there are leaders who are unwilling to ask questions. They think it will show that they don’t know it all or that they need help.

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Guess what?!? Leaders don’t know it all. They never will. Leaders need help. There won’t be a day where you can lead and not need the help of someone.

So, let’s get into the habit of asking great questions. Below, you will find questions that can help you lead better.

Questions Leaders Need To Be Asking

What do you need from me?

This question lets your team members know that you’re thinking of them and see them. You’re letting them know you are there for them.

What Should A Christian Leader Desire?

I was recently gifted a book by the worship and connection pastor, Bobby Hill, at our church. The book’s title is A Tale Of Three Kings: A Study In Brokenness by Gene Edwards.

The title won’t catch your attention—the content of A Tale Of Three Kings will.

The book is short; the copy I have clocks in at a whopping 101 pages. It’s short. It’s easy to read. It isn’t easy to digest.

A Tale Of Three Kings is geared toward the Christian leader. This is a leader who proclaims Christ to be Lord of their lives. If you’re not a Christian, you may disagree with Edwards’ thoughts. Heck, if you are a Christian, the ideas laid out by Edwards are hard to digest.

One thought struck me as incredibly profound. On page 78, Edwards wrote:

Emotional Landmines

In a recent discussion, the situation in Israel was brought up. What situation? It’s a situation many people don’t know of.

There are churches that have fallen into disrepair because they cannot be accessed to be maintained. In the 1950s and 1960s, landmines were placed around these buildings and access to them have been limited.

Access to these buildings has also been deadly.

There are fences around the locations of known landmines. Signs are posted to beware of the potential landmines buried unseen beneath the ground. There are more than one million landmines buried in and around Israel.

These unseen dangers have destroyed lives. They have taken the limbs and lives of children who are playing and enjoying life. These landmines have killed men and women.

Leading In A Secular World

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership.

But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an employee of the church and need to find employment in the traditional sphere of work or you have chosen to leave on your own. Or maybe you never worked in the church but you love God and are a Christian.

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These situations can be tough. You know the world can be unkind to Christians. Many Christians believe they’re persecuted and made fun of because of their faith.

They can’t imagine what it would take to lead as a Christian in a secular business.

10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

The way you start your day will direct the way your day goes. I say start your day right.

How do you do this? You can start your day right by digging into God’s word. By studying it and making the most of your time with God.

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Today, I want to encourage you to seek God’s face as your day begins. Use your time with God to encourage you to lead better and stronger than before.

To do this, I want to share 10 Bible verses that will help you start your day right.

10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

1. Psalms 118:6

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

This is a great reminder to us that God is on our side. He will stand firm beside us. Man cannot harm or hurt us.