Over the next few Monday’s I’ll share some thoughts around leadership which I consider important for me in my role. In fact they would be considered important for any leadership role.
I take no credit for them as they are not new but they are all a good reminder to those of us who are leaders and those who want to be.
1. Leaders Develop
You want to be a leader – then you better get learning.
For me this means 4 things – praying, seeking God, listening to other leaders and reading.
They don’t happen by chance, I have to make time for them and that can involve sacrifice, inconvenience and a whole heap of challenge.
I wasnt always good at them. I have had to be disciplined about them so I am not disqualifying myself from what God has for me, now and in the future. All are essential for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Plus I think they help make me credible, after all, who wants to follow someone who is more of a ‘lone ranger’ and about do as I say, rather than do as I do?
What’s your thoughts around these development questions…
- Where does your growth come from?
- What are you reading?
- Who have you given permission to speak directly into your world?
- What has God been saying to you lately?
- Why would someone want to follow you?
Here’s what I do when I notice I’m not learning…I challenge myself to set aside time to learn. I grab a book about leading well in life and read a chapter, take 15 minutes to pray, get a devotional on the go, ask another leader some questions about how they do life and glean some wisdom.
How do you develop and grow?