Presentation on theme: "ANYONE CAN BE A LEADER IF WE BEHAVE LIKE ONE Leading Volunteers."— Presentation transcript:
ANYONE CAN BE A LEADER IF WE BEHAVE LIKE ONE Leading Volunteers
Some Background SAFECO – Leadership development Focused on non-managers. Public Speaking Time Management Leading a Team Qualities of a Leader Peer Mentoring Presentation Skills
Our application today TRAC – Leadership development Focused on leading volunteers No positional authority Lead through relationship and respect It’s about behaviors 7 essential behaviors of a volunteer leader…
Choose a positive attitude We cannot always control what happens to us in life, but it is our choice how we respond. Viktor Frankl an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor said, “The last of our human freedoms is to choose our attitude in any given circumstance.” Remember the people around you will mirror your attitude.
Be others focused For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel. John 13:4,5 The best way to create an environment where people willingly follow your leadership is to let them know that your #1 priority is to help them. - Tony Dungy Pray for your team before, during and after camp.
Be encouraging To encourage means to express enthusiastic confidence in another's ability to accomplish something or prevail under difficult circumstances. Exceptional Leaders know that how and what they communicate impacts others either positively or negatively. Choose positive! Do you declare the possibilities for others, envisioning a successful future for them? Be intentional and authentic with your encouragement. Look for opportunities to speak life into others.
Listen more, talk less There are two reasons for listening, to connect with people and to learn something. Everyone has a story and they want you to hear it. When you listen, pay attention to both the factual and emotional content of what is being said. ”Wisdom is the reward you get from a lifetime of listening when you’d rather have talked.- Doug Larson I have to admit, I’ve never learned anything when I was talking. – Paul Emmett
Practice and improve communication skills If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, having a message doesn’t even matter. Credibility precedes good communications. First, believe what you say. Second, live what you say. Three keys to improving communication skills Practice
Be a good follower Biblical examples: Joshua followed Moses for more than forty years before he led the children of Israel into the promised land. Elisha served Elijah for ten years before he took up his master’s mantle and went on to perform even more miracles. The Apostle Peter followed Jesus for three years—and made a lot of mistakes—before he and his fellow- disciples “turned the world upside down”. Jesus - “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39 NKJV
So what does a great follower look like? They understand their role - Great followers not only accept this fact but embrace it. They are obedient - No one should be allowed to give orders who can’t obey orders. They are servants - Great followers are observant. They notice what needs to be done, then they do it joyfully. They are humble - Great followers don’t make it about them. They shine the light on their leader. They are loyal - Great followers never speak ill of their leader in public.
Be a continual learner Continuous learners Have a beginner’s mindset Make connections Are flexible and adaptable Are always learning something Are continuously curious Learn in multiple ways Teach others
Leadership…Its about YOUR behavior “You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” Old Irish Proverb Questions?