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...
When I first moved into a leadership role my passions overpowered my leadership abilities. I was naive about what it required to be an effective leader. However, through my personal growth and hands on experience I quickly learned what it would take for me, a young leader, to be successful in my role.
Knowing and adapting some irrefutable leadership principles into your life will position you toward being a successful leader. I would like to share with you 5 keys that will help you be a successful leader.
1. Self-leadership– To be successful and effective in a leadership role requires being able to lead yourself successfully. Chinese philosopher Kao Tzu said, “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” Start by learning about your unique self, your personality, strengths, and emotional tendencies. After you know yourself begin to manage your actions and attitude. This will show people you are worth following. Read more...
I’m excited for my good friend Dan Black. Today marks the release of his new book The Leadership Mandate.
Last week I had the great opportunity to sit down and chat with Dan via Google Hangouts. Check out the interview below.
During the Google Chat, we discussed:
What caused us to take a path towards personal development
How mentors/coaches have impacted our lives
I hope this gets you excited for his book. I’ve personally read it and believe it’s a call all leaders need to answer.
During the first week of the book launch, September 30th through October 7th, Dan pulled together 6 great resources that will help you as you journey to be the leader you were meant to be.
When you order your book during this time, you’ll receive:
The Big Blog Push eBook Read more...