What is Leadership? Leadership is a Relationship (Influence) Leadership is a Calling Leadership is …
Leadership Clues Look for what is missing in these Biblical examples of leadership… Samson in Judges 13:24 – 16:31 Pilate in John 19:9–16 Simon Peter in Matthew 16:21-23 Joshua and Caleb in Numbers 13:16- 31
The primary colors Character is inward strength –Taking responsibility seriously Perspective is inward insight –Maintaining faith in the goal Courage is inward spirit –Taking wise risks Favor is discernment and skill –Communicating your heart to others
Who am I? Which of these characteristics make me a potential leader? What am I doing to develop these characteristics? Which are missing? How can I develop those?
Character “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But, if you must be without one, be without strategy.” Gen. Norman Schwarskopf A development of personal discipline, personal security and identity, personal convictions, values, and ethics
Developing Character Discipline yourself to do 2 things you don’t like every week Fix your eyes on a clear, specific purpose Learn the ‘whys’ behind God’s commands Interview a leader who had integrity Monitor and adjust your motives for each action Write out your promises and take responsibility for all your words, actions and attitudes
Perspective “The primary difference between a leader and a follower is perspective…” Dr. Robert Clinton Requires the building of a vision, clearly understanding reality, and discerning the process and people needed to reach the goal
Developing Perspective Watch the news and ask: What could be done to solve this problem? Be an optimist and feed yourself with great ideas from great people Write out your dreams. What would you do if you were not afraid? Interview a visionary leader. How do they think? Post pictures and quotes in your room that represent your goals and dreams
Courage “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the one which guarantees all others.” Winston Churchill Involves a making and keeping of commitments, being able to take calculated risks, working for a breakthrough in spite of risks.
Developing Courage Attempt something each week that would not be possible without God Invite accountability for your commitments and decisions Interview a courageous person: What gives them their courage? Force yourself to be a decision maker and responsibility taker
Favor A leader has a compass in their head and a magnet in their heart Favor is a style of communication that involves much more than words, it means really connecting with people.
Developing Favor Learn to “host” the relationships and conversations you engage in Determine to be others-centered, focusing on other’s needs. Find the good qualities in others and build those by finding a place to help them use those strengths Make deposits in the lives of others with good books, contacts, quotes, encouragement
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True leadership... Does not depend on conferred authority, titles, positions or fame Can occur whenever a need emerges that sparks passion within someone May take on a variety of methods, styles and appearances because the process is as important as the outcome Works toward a breakthrough of impact Occurs when one acts upon a vision and mobilizes others to join in the cause
A leader does the right thing A leader sees ahead A leader goes first A leader relates to others “Leadership is the development of 4 essential qualities”
Assess Yourself Review the four primary qualities of effective leadership. Do you exhibit these qualities? Which one is the strongest? Which is the weakest? How will you develop in each of these in the next month? (write it down!)