Church leaders, business leaders, and all other sorts of leaders often find themselves leading in “maintenance mode.” Thom Rainer talks about leading in maintenance mode in a recent podcast, specifically about pastors leading in maintenance mode, and I think it’s a helpful discussion.
It’s important to me in my work at LifeWay to foster a positive workplace environment. Sometimes this takes a lot of work, and sometimes this works itself out simply because the people you hired are positive people. Here are three ways to help create a positive work environment if you don’t have one now.
“Ask any leader in the church and they’ll tell you that leadership can feel awfully lonely at times,” writes Alex Early in part one of a series called “Leading with Love.” Read it here, it’s a good read.
A Christian leader is not an effective leader if he or she is not a praying leader. We must rely on God to lead us as we attempt to lead people in the church, at work, at home, or otherwise. Good words from Ron on the prayers of leaders.
One of the most vital parts of good leadership is taking the time to personally mentor others. If you’re a leader in a church, this may look more like a “discipleship” relationship, but if you’re a leader in the business world, it’s more commonly “mentoring.” It’s important to remember that mentors often benefit as much as mentees in a mentoring relationship. Here are four tips to get the most out of a mentoring relationship.