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1 Copyright © by Leon Drennan – September 2014 Cannot be copied or distributed without written permission Good King / Bad King The Five Essentials of a Healthy, Growing Organization, Life and Career TNT Class September 17, 2014

2 And David perceived that the Lord had established him King over Israel and that he exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake… 2 Samuel 5:12 2 How do we bless people as Christians in organizational life? Key Question The Leader’s Calling Jethro (Head) Moses (Heart) Paul David Nehemiah

3 3 Do you have the heart of the little boy? The Car Wash The Leader’s Heart

4 Five Essentials of Growing a Healthy Organization, Life and Career V. Progress−Leaders enable progress by: Listening Leading change Documenting & training Creating control systems Measuring progress & providing feedback The one who had received five talents came up and brought five more talents… Matthew 25:20 I.Purpose−There is a clear mission and vision. Where there is no vision, the people perish… Proverbs 29:8 KJV II.People−People are in positions that fit their talents, calling and passions and that fit the organization’s objectives and culture. Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you… Jeremiah1:5 III. Priorities−A clear sense of priorities for the organization and individual is maintained consistently. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness… Matthew 6:33 KJV IV. Power−People are empowered and accountable. Servant leadership drives the culture. If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all… Mark 9:35 The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… Matthew 20:29 4 Note: These 5 essentials can also be applied to your life and your career.

5 What Do People Need? 5  Meaning (calling or purpose) (1) (2)  Expression and connection through work  Focus  Empowerment and freedom  Progress and affirmation (1) Victor Frankl, The Meaning of Life (2) Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life

6 Rewards Expectations Objectives Vision Values Mission Values Vision People Priorities Accountability Functional Organization  How do you use meeting facilitators to engage your leadership and get the affirmation of your whole team? Summary  Mission gives people the purpose.  Values give them a foundation to depend on and a framework to operate within for their behavior.  The vision gives hope and direction.  Organizational goals, strategies and tactics give focus and sense of priority.  Individual goals give them a piece of the vision – it shares the vision of the organization with them.  Accountability gives them incentives to do their best.  What do scales represent in the Bible?  What is foundational vs. directional? 6  The Pharisees and Herodians

7 Connecting People to the Mission I’m a brick layer I’m a builder I’m building a great Cathedral Making a living Making a life/career Making a difference Pursing money Pursuing a passion Pursuing a calling Using muscle/energy and gutting it out Using a talent Using their passion and talent It’s a hard taskThis is who I am and what I like to do This is what I was called to do, what God made me for, and I can’t believe I get paid for doing this! 7

8 PEOPLE  Do you understand people?  Often we don’t understand even the key people in our lives! 8  Do you understand yourself? “Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5  Electrician example

9 9 Your DISC Impacts  Simple things How you deal with a traffic jam How you brush your teeth or deal with a tube of toothpaste  Personal life Your marriage relationship Parenting Health  Work Work you do best How you respond to stress and the impact on the team How you lead and fit into a team Communicating Delegating

10 DISC D = Dominant S = Steady C = Competence I = Influencing Driving achiever Makes quick decisions Takes action Is forceful Is time conscious Influential personality Helpful Persuasive Emotional Trusting Steady worker Loyal Patient Specialist Team member Conscientious authority Analytical Sensitive Factual Diplomatic 10

11 DISC impacts the work you do best DD SS CC II Promoting Idea Social Specialist Doing Idea Support Specialist Perfecting Idea Technical Specialist Inventing Idea Control Specialist  Ministry profiles  Highest turnover role in church?  What profile is needed for the role? 11

12  Personality Profile -- Hardwiring 12 Place  Passion -- What makes you glad, sad, or mad  Preparation (Training and Experience)  Purpose -- Calling  Potential

13 DD SS CC Autocratic Attacks Acquiesces Avoids TELLASK II Flight Fight 13 DISC impacts how you respond under stress and how you lead and fit into a team 13  Why do organizations tend to have problems?  Why do organizations tend to have difficulties solving their problems?  The role of meeting facilitator -- saves time, reduces conflict, engages everyone, and reaches consensus

14 Priorities “Less is More”

15 Does it seem counterintuitive that less is more? Scripture says it 15 Nature illustrates it “Straight is the path and narrow is the way, which leads unto life.” Matthew 7:14 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:30 “Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-40 “A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

16 Does it seem counterintuitive that less is more? cont’d The example of the river 16 What are your barges? Leadership barges Personality Profiles impact perception

17 Leaders should help their team have balance and focus Jesus was balanced – Luke 2:52 Wisdom -- mental and emotional Favor with God -- spiritual Stature -- physical & health Favor with man -- social 17

18 What is power?  How do you get power? 18  How do you keep it once you get it?  Great leaders in history?

19 19 A.Why do they keep following? Why do people follow leaders? “I come not to be served, but to serve.” Jesus Mark 10:45 B.Functional and dysfunctional organizations  Choice  Force -- upper hand “But the greatest among you shall be your servant.” Matthew 23:11

20 “No man can serve two masters…” Matthew 6:24 20 Self-focused Leader

21 Misusing Power Dancing Pigs 21

22 Keys to Healthy Empowerment 22 Goals that ignite people’s passion (whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might), let them pursue their calling, and are consistent with the strengths of their personality profile and their preparation High expectations (Jesus) Accountability coupled with recognition  Frank’s story

23 23 I.There is wisdom in many counselors -- Proverbs The 5 Keys to Progress II.Leading constructive change projects III.Creating documentation and training IV.Establishing enabling control systems V.Establishing high impact measurements and sharing with your team


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