Accountability is vital to healthy leadership, and healthy Christian living in general. But, how we go about keeping each other accountable is important. Leaders, in the church or otherwise, need to be intentional about accountability in order for it to be effective.
Leaders must be careful not to unnecessarily frustrate the people they lead. A leader must, sometimes, make tough decisions that will make his or her team unhappy. Because of that, a leader should be proactive in not causing any unnecessary conflict. Here are seven ways leaders often frustrate their team—keep an eye out for these and avoid them.
A fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review recently shared research supporting the idea that leaders should not make important decisions late in the day. “Research has found that persistent cognitive fatigue results in burnout at work, lower motivation, increased distractibility, and poor information processing.”
If you lead in the church, the workplace, or elsewhere, you don’t stop being a leader the minute you clock out of work or leave the church. You are a leader at all times, and you must conduct yourself like a leader at all times. What you do with your time outside of the place you lead affects you as a leader. Here are eight ways leaders spend their time after hours—consider some of these!
Attitude is an important part of leadership. A pessimistic leader is going to bring down the people he or she leads. An unrealistic optimistic leader is going to mislead the people he or she leads. However, a healthy optimist is a healthy leader. Find optimism in your leadership in one or more of these seven ways.