Leadership is influence. Leadership brings direction, change, strategy.
As a leader…guess what….the only person in your dept who can truly lead is you! No one else can!
Leaders must really lead! You’re not a leader unless someone is following! Motivate, inspire, plan, organise, vision, empower, release, delegate, pray!
Leaders must prayerfully strategise and think God thoughts….
Leaders must ask questions…..
Leaders must ask questions like:
What works and what is no longer working?
What do we need to put in place? (It could just be one thing!)
What are our priorities for the year ahead?
What do we need to become really intentional about?
What one thing would change our team for the better?
What can we do to freshens things up?
What is hindering our growth?!
What/who is the biggest hindrance to growth?!
What can I delegate so that I can absolutely focus on my own area of gifting and what the team/ministry needs right now?
Who has the potential to become my assistant leader? Who can I mentor?! (Leaders must equip & multiply leaders. NB: you are only truly a leader when you raise up leaders who can themselves raise up leaders! A larger church or business requires a larger structure!)
What area do I need to learn and grow in? (Leaders are readers & listen to podcasts!)
What goals should I set for this term/semester?
Phil Pringle: “If the church is to start growing in a greater growth mode, we must begin delegating the thousands of tasks that steal us from our primary calling for God.” (NB. This applies to a business too!)
If you’re a leader, in whatever sphere, why not take a few minutes to consider these questions. Just one small change or extra bit of focus could change your life, career or ministry in an incredible way….