Thursday, June 30

Tag: leaders

Personal Life

LEADERS LEAD YOURSELF

It is impossible to be able to lead others before we have learnt the art of leading ourselves. A leader must lead from a place of progress in personal victories. Whilst it is also true that our strength is in our ability to connect through our brokenness, this only remains true for as long as we are learning to live well in and through our brokenness. This is about personal leadership. You can only lead where you have gone yourself. Proverbs 25:28 NKJV Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls. What does this require? A healthy self-awareness - It is essential we are aware of how we are being toward others.  The ability to take a helicopter view over your own life enables you to avoid pitfalls, see your weaknesses and pre-addres
Work Life

Is there a better way to manage my time?

Last time we spoke about value led leadership. We looked at how knowing our values helps us determine our priorities and make decisions.  It helps us decide to do the right things not just the urgent things. It also helps us know how to prioritise our time. In leadership deciding what we must not do is as important as deciding what we should do.  We need to have a ‘to don’t list’ as well as a ‘to do list’. What does your ‘to don’t list’ have on it? - things that are not building the core purpose of your team or connect group - things that someone else could be doing and find engaging 1. Ask yourself what things can I stop doing today? 2. What things could someone else be doing instead?
Work Life

Leading from your values

I have previously spoken about giving away jobs not tasks. This helps people share ownership rather simply feeling like they are helping out. A leader, then, should not simply be running off a list of tasks (although I highly recommend using ‘to-do lists’.) The reason doing this only is a mistake is you never will know whether as a leader you are doing the right tasks. Therefore, determining your values is the only healthy way to determine your activities. When you know what values are important to you and your area of responsibility then you know what tasks, jobs and decisions are of highest priority.  You will also find it easier making those decisions, as decisions will line up with values. As a Church for example hospitality, discipleship, faith and the presence of God are all cor