Even if you’re not formally educated, you can agree education is an important aspect of leading. Knowing what to do and how to do it (or who to go to for help) is a critical piece of leading well.
You can’t do this if you don’t have some kind of education. Whether your education is formal or informal, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you know how to get the job done.
But if you haven’t been formally educated, where can you go to gain the knowledge and insight to lead? That’s what we’re going to share in this section. We’re going to look at the places leaders can get informal training and grow their leadership abilities.
The Best Places To Gain An Education Outside Of College
College isn’t the right path for everyone. It wasn’t for me. I gained a lot of my education through self-education and pushing myself to learn just in time. You can as well. Read more...
Whoa! Can you believe the Catalyst Leadership Conference (click the link to check out my Catalyst 2016 recap) in Atlanta is happening next week? Neither can I!
Yet it is. And the team at Catalyst puts on one of the best leadership conferences you can attend. Especially if you’re a church leader.
Catalyst is a 2-day conference dedicated to helping leaders grow strong teams, build great churches, and be the catalyst of change you want to be.
I’ve attended the Catalyst conference for the last 6 or 7 years. Every year I walk away with my mind blown. No doubt, this year will be the same.
The theme for Catalyst Atlanta 2017 is Of Good Courage. That alone should be a reason for attending the Catalyst conference. But I’m honestly excited for the theme. Read more...
One of the best ways that I’ve found to experience exponential growth is through attending conferences and workshops. There, you are able to hear from thought leaders in your areas of interest.
Listening and seeing the speakers are only one part of the experience. And probably the least productive way to grow.
My personal experience has been that there’s only so much I can take in from long sessions of speakers. Eventually, those speaking seem to drone on or say the same things.
Not that this isn’t good content. My attention can only be held for so long.
Then I need something more. I crave interactions. That doesn’t come from listening to speakers.
There’s more to getting more out of attending a conference than speaking. The next time you go to a conference, try the following: Read more...
One of the saddest things is a person who no longer pursues learning once they’ve graduated. Learning is put on the back burner and it’s all about enjoyment from here on out.
The statistics are shocking and sickening.
After Graduation Learning Statistics
Here are some statistics regarding learning and reading after graduation:
- 42% never pick up a book after college graduation
- 80% of US families did not purchase a book in the last year
- Your chance of income decreases drastically when you stop your continuing education
I know you’re not a statistic when it comes to learning. You’re eager to gain more knowledge and implement what you’re learning.
While you’re doing what you can to advance your skills and abilities, your team may not have the same learning mindset. Read more...
Today, I am writing as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. The theme for October is “Discovery.” If you are a Christian author or writer, be sure to check out Christianwriters.com to network with others.
One thing I truly believe is that everyone has leadership potential.
It’s not something you either have or don’t have. It’s a skill you can develop and discover along this journey of life.
Not everyone begins as a natural born leader. The good news is you’re able to develop and hone your leadership potential as you walk the path of a leader.
We find ourselves in various leadership positions without asking to be placed into the role.
It may be the day you find out you’re going to be a father. Or the time you see someone stranded along the road and decide to take action to help them. Or it may be when you’re promoted to the position of leadership for a job well done. Read more...