Transparency and trust are crucial to successful leadership. That is not to say all information needs to be shared with everyone at all times—sometimes too much transparency can actually be an obstacle to effectiveness. But, too often, leaders and their teams are not transparent enough with each other.
“You can change an old car for a new one, or an old sweater for a new one, but don’t believe that type of thinking should apply to your leadership.” On his blog, Scott Cochrane talks about the importance of leaders focusing on growth, rather than change, in 2017.
“Following God’s call isn’t about blind obedience.” An important part of leadership is understanding calling and how God calls us to various roles, tasks, and situations, as Ken Costa explains on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
“The single most transformative force in leadership is a conversation.” Dan Rockwell, the “Leadership Freak,” shares about the importance of doing leadership in community, not isolation. This is an important idea.
I am thankful that I have a great assistant, Heather, and I have been blessed with a number of great assistants over the years. A good assistant makes a leader’s job much easier. Whether you’re a pastor or a leader in another capacity, and you’re looking for an assistant, be sure to find one you can trust.