Leadership has its challenges, and they are diverse. One of the more difficult experiences as a leader is watching good, hard-working people decide they would rather work somewhere else than at your church or organization. But why do people leave? Selma Wilson shares five of the more common reasons people leave an organization
“True identity cannot be self-motivated; it is given by God. Our tasks are to live out our true callings as uniquely shaped by God. Identity comes before destiny. We need to understand the person God created before we can begin to understand the person God created us to be.” Ken Costa talks about the importance of knowing your “why” on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
Are you afraid to ask questions? Whether or not you’re a leader, being willing to ask good questions is an important skill in just about any work environment. When you ask good questions, it shows you’re being a good listener. Mike Lukaszewski writes, “Asking better questions is a way to be interested in people.”
Exaggeration hinders your ability to lead effectively. Coming out of a meeting and exclaiming, “That was our BEST meeting ever,” or “That was a TRAINWRECK,” is more often unhelpful than helpful. Scott Cochrane shares four risks leaders run when they exaggerate.
“Remember that you are an equipper who has been called to prepare others for ministry. If you are not equipping people for ministry, you are robbing them of it, and perhaps robbing yourself of an opportunity to recharge.” Mark Dance writes about the importance of and value in taking a ministry time-out.