“Is there an objective way to tell if you really are a secure leader?” Scott Cochrane shares 10 easy ways to measure the security of your leadership.
“As leaders, it’s tempting to get so caught up in our own voice, in what we have to say, we drown out everyone else. The truth is that your voice is only as strong as your ability to listen.” My friend and colleague Selma Wilson shares four dangers of not listening.
“I believe that we, as ministry leaders, are vulnerable to doing unintended damage within our created margins. In our downtime, we must pay close attention to our moments of mindlessness that can easily creep in and takeover minutes and hours of our coveted time.” Clark Campbell writes about five ways church leaders can maximize their downtime on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
“You can slow down or change the demands of your work. You can alter the structure of your work. But we are hardwired to make a contribution to society until the day we die. By that definition, work isn’t an option; it’s functioning properly.” Steve Graves shares four ways not to work.
“It is imperative when in the lead role to lead the rest of the staff well. Being human, and sometimes lacking a full palette of leadership skills, results in a staff who is less-than-enthusiastic about coming to work, carrying out the vision, or supporting the lead pastor.” Marty Duren shares eight things senior pastors do that de-motivate their staff pastors on the LifeWay Pastors blog.