Here are the top 5 Christian Leadership blog posts on leadership and productivity I read this past fortnight, along with some posts from here you might have missed.
Here are the top 5 Christian leadership blog posts on leadership or productivity that I’ve read this past fortnight:
At some point as a leader, you will feel hopeless. As a pastor, it will more than likely happen after the weekend. It is hard to keep hope alive all the time as a leader. Should a leader be hope-filled? Yes. A leader should carry the banner of hope and excitement; you are the main vision carrier of your church. Will you always feel like doing that? Probably not. At some point, you will feel like you have no hope and like you don’t want to go on. So, what do you do then?
March 31: Ten Things About the 1954 ‘Loyalty Campaign’ And Its Astounding Results by Major Stephen Court
We’re back to the March 1954 issue of THE OFFICER Magazine (from Colonel Max Ryan’s library) and the Loyalty Campaign that was implemented to deal with ‘the Problem of Attendances’. It turns out the campaign resulted in significant immediate increases in attendance (297% of the pre-campaign attendance the first week after the three month campaign) and still a year later 170% of pre-campaign attendance. Those are successes that should make every soldier interested to read on!
We hear and read a lot about the first 90 days of a leader’s tenure—all the things you should and shouldn’t do. We know those 90 days are important because they set the stage and determine people’s perceptions of their new leader. We know too that the best way to start a new leadership position is not to be reactive and immediately make massive changes but to take your time and focus on serving and empowering others. The same is true for a leader who’s departing. The last 90 days are just as important as the first; how you leave is just as important as how you come in.
Most churches struggle to get enough volunteers, and almost all churches struggle to find the right volunteers. And everyone leading teams struggles to get great people. Despite all the talk over the last few years about developing a leadership pipeline, most leaders are struggling to figure out how to do it. So today, let me show you a simple short cut I’ve found to stacking your pipeline with the best new volunteers and team members.
Most leaders want to improve. I hear from leaders weekly who want to get better in their role. They want to improve so the organization they lead can improve. As much as leaders desire improvement, many leaders wonder where they should go to grow. Here are 10 things you can do today to improve as leader.
When it comes to receiving feedback as a leader, how do you protect yourself in terms of self-care?
And why not look at some of the www.equippinghispeople.com posts to read you may not have seen this past fortnight:
- 5 Questions Every Leader Should Ask Themselves before 2019
- Links to Equip Christian Leaders – 31/08/18
- Links to Equip Church Leaders – 14/09/18
- Links to Equip Christian Leaders – 07/09/18
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