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1 Ray of Hope Leadership Conclave Saturday, February 4, 2012 Principles of Leadership Rev. Taft Quincey Heatley Ray of Hope Christian Church Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Senior Pastor

2 “Everything rises and falls on leadership...leadership makes the difference.” John C. Maxwell

3 Leadership Myths  Managers (maintaining the status quo)  Knowledgeable  Pioneers (out front, first)  Position

4 Leadership is one word

5 INFLUENCE

6 “The true measure of leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.” John C. Maxwell “Leadership is influence, the ability of one person to influence others to follow his or her lead.” J. Oswald Sanders

7 Influence Influence is a law of leadership that is universal!

8 Influential Leaders Possess  Self-confidence  Knowledge  Decisiveness  Ambition  Creativity

9 Influence Church leadership too is about influence. Church leaders do possess the aforementioned qualities, but there is a caveat!

10 Influence  Motivation - the church leader or spiritual leader must always ask the question who is influencing me or what is my motivation…and be truthful about the answer.

11 Illegitimate Sources of Influence  Position  Power  Personality

12 Influence Exodus 32: 1- 6 Numbers 13: 26-33

13 Influence Exodus 32: 1- 6 (Impatience) Numbers 13: (Fear)

14 Influence Numbers 16: 1-35

15 Influence Spiritual Leadership has to do with election from God…of which all of you have been called to this place, in your position in this moment.

16 Influence The leader’s influence determines the leader’s actions.

17 Influence: Devotional Life “Spiritual leaders must take very seriously the weighty responsibility of learning to hear from God themselves before they can hope to equip others to do so.” Henry and Richard Blackaby

18 Influence: Devotional Life Spiritual Leaders Pray!!!

19 Influence: Devotional Life  Prayer is an essential leadership activity  Prayer brings God’s wisdom  Prayer brings access to God’s power  Prayer relieves stress  Prayer reveals God’s agenda

20 Influence: Holiness Holiness – set apart; ordained Moral excellence of those who order their lives according the word and will of God

21 Influence: Holiness “The personality of the spiritual leader influences others because it is penetrated, saturated, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. As the leader gives control of his/her life to the Spirit, the Spirit’s power flows through him/her to others.” J. Oswald Sanders J. Oswald Sanders

22 Influence: Holiness “The holiness of leaders’ lives is a direct reflection of time they are spending with holy God.” Henry and Richard Blackaby Henry and Richard Blackaby

23 Integrity Integrity – steadfast adherence to strict moral or ethical code; soundness; the quality or condition of being whole or undivided

24 Integrity INTEGRITY IS CHARACTER WHICH STEMS FROM BEING INTEGRATED WITH GOD!

25 Integrity  Discipline  Courage  Stewardship  Communication  Humility

26 Service Ultimately, leadership is more about “being” than about “doing”.

27 Service Leadership is about being a servant and not merely doing what a servant does.

28 Service “The King James Bible…uses leader only six times. Much more frequently, the role is called servant.” J. Oswald Sanders

29 The Spirit of Servanthood  Dependence  Approval  Modesty  Empathy  Optimism  Anointing

30 Service “Level 5 leaders embody a paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will. They are ambitious first and foremost for the company, not themselves.” Jim Collins

31 References Good to Great – Jim Collins Spiritual Leadership – Henry and Richard Blackaby Spiritual Leadership – J. Oswald Sanders The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell


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