It was great to catch up with Carey Nieuwhof last week when he was in Nashville for the LifeWay Leadership Pipeline conference. Check out “5 Significant Signs You’ve Stopped Growing as a Leader” from him this week. It’s important for leaders to be self-aware.
“Leaders and teams need to be reminded they are on the right track, they’re moving forward, and God is at work. More importantly, we all need to be shown the transformation God is doing as we follow Jesus.” Brad Watson offers an encouraging word on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
It’s important for leaders to keep a good perspective on their work, the people they lead, and life in general. A poor perspective can cause a leader to misplace priorities, mismanage people, and make plenty of other mistakes. Scott Cochrane writes, “3 Ways Leaders Leverage the Power of Perspective.”
Leaders are not exempt from the need for regular rest. No matter how important we are ever led to believe our work is, we leaders must remember that we will be poor at leading when we are not well-rested. Selma Wilson shares four reasons leaders should be required to take a vacation.
My boss, Thom Rainer, puts in the time to learn and know what makes healthy churches and healthy church leaders. A major factor in the effectiveness of any given pastor or church leader is attitude. Dr. Rainer shares 10 attitudes of healthy, long-term pastors.