Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Catalyst conference in Atalanta, Georga. Catalyst is a gathering of church leaders who want to grow their skills and abilities.
At Catalyst, you’re also challenged to grow in more than skills. You’re invited into tough questions. And that’s what this year’s Catalyst conference was all about.
Image courtesy of Catalyst
There’s been a lot of division within the body of the church. So, Catalyst called a family meeting.
The conference touched on issues from race to how we treat our brothers and sisters to handling money well. They covered a lot in the 2 day conference.
Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Recap
I was thrilled to be a part of Catalyst in that I was able to live blog the event. Sharing the content that was presented at Catalyst is a great honor and I hope you enjoyed what they put together. Read more...
There’s many roles a leader must play. These roles can be dizzying.
Leaders must support their team. Leaders must bring unity to the organization. Leaders must cast a clear vision.
Your vision is all about the what.
It’s telling where you’re going. How you’re going to get there. And how you know you’ve arrived.
But how clear have you been in sharing the vision?
Get Clear On The What
You’ll see organizations through up a company vision. Usually, this vision is very generic.
You might see vision statements such as:
Help customers get their work done
To build high quality products people love
We will share the Gospel with all we meet
Those vision statements don’t do anything for me. They are blah. They are far too broad. They fail to speak to you. Read more...
There have been many people who were called leaders yet they never truly led. They were only out for themselves and no one else.
Not their team. Not their coworkers. And sadly not even their family. The only one who mattered was covering their own butt, numero uno.
But, in his new book, Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek turns this leadership method on it’s head, and then kicks it hard to the curb.
The greatest question you’ll need to answer from Leaders Eat Last is “Am I eating last?”
Sinek really reinforced the notion that leadership is less about the leader and more about the leader watching out for the team. Leaders go above and beyond to keep their teams together rather than tearing the team apart through layoffs and petty office politics. Read more...