What do you do as a Christian leader when the problem is so big that you don’t do anything at all to stop it? God’s not called us to stop it, He’s called us to move so that He can do the work. It’s the practical nature of that move that I want to talk about today.
The market is always moving, but in 2020 we have the rare opportunity to make decisions to shift now. Every leader must do these 6 things in order to shift with the changing market. The leaders that do shift, end up with more market share and are in a better position for growth in the future.
Going from starting a business to becoming a missional business isn’t easy. It’s not dissimilar to the same process many describe for the journey of life. For many, this is just the story of their life, one that strives for success. However, a few individuals go from success to significance. How does a business do this?
We face challenges or puzzles in each season of our life. Often the solution to move forward in this season isn’t going to be the solution that worked last time. However, it might be something that you earned from the last season that helps you solve this problem. Each puzzle builds experience for the next one. The constant challenge and pressure of the game keep us focused on the solution.
Prioritization is more like making a covenant with yourself rather than a commitment or contract. Meaning, it’s unbreakable, there is no negotiation. There aren’t moments where it’s okay to deviate from the plan. Priorities are something that should ORDER your life and ultimately make your life choices easier. So what does that look like?
If you do the research on successful leadership traits might be surprised that these 4 leadership traits are essential to every leader and yet don’t seem to be immediately present in our elected officials.
The power of congruency aka consistency is extremely fascinating. Let’s find out how the power of consistency is the force behind goal achievement and why this superpower might be hindering your leadership and life.
Every person has an inner circle around them. The success of their life often is the result of those closest to you. John Maxwell, calls this the “Law of the Inner Circle.” In his book, the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he says the Law of the Inner Circle is – “A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him or her.” One key to your success isn’t a leadership characteristic, it’s actually your relationships.
Every organization I interact with wants more leaders on their team. However, even the best companies only have short term training. Leadership development is an integral and intentional part of any missional business and it starts at the top.
Recently one of my children lied. Like an enemy combatant under interrogation, my child played this game of “how little can I give up.” If you’ve ever caught a child in a lie, you know it’s very obvious. I tried everything short of waterboarding and my child was not budging (the CIA would be proud). It was this exchange that made me think of poop.
I don’t know about you but I’m waiting for my David moment. The moment that God sends a Samuel to come and anoint me as King. The moment that I run off and kill the giant, and rule the kingdom. Find out why you might have already been “noticed” and not even realized it (I know I didn’t).
Your effectiveness as a leader rises and falls on this one behavior. To be effective as a leader you don’t need to be charismatic, educated or born with some innate talent. This behavior is not the one that gets all the press, it’s not the one you’ve read about in any of the popular books, yet it’s the single most important aspect of being an effective leader according to the research. It’s something we do all day & if we are aware of it, we can improve.
The end of the year is the best time to plan for the next. There is one system and one clarifying question that help me get more done each year and I outline that in today’s post. If you want to take it further I’ve also included my vision casting guide as a free download.