“Technology has given us fantastic tools, but has diminished the leadership art of presence. To be a leader in your organization you must embrace the idea that a call or visit is sometimes the prescription for moving the needle, managing conflict and building strong relationships.” Jeremy Burton writes about leading through the power of presence on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
“What is a quality experience in a meeting? I define it as when employees leave feeling more connected, valued, and fulfilled. Of course, you should still be focused on achieving the meeting outcomes, but thoughtful meetings and productive ones don’t have to be at odds.” Paul Axtell shares some ideas about how to design meetings people actually want to attend.
“History and observation tell us that if someone will take the risk and apply the resources to construct a highway, people will travel on it. And then when the traffic picks up, we might just find ourselves riding a movement.” Steve Graves explains how to lead a movement within your company, organization, or even church.
“Do you want to know if a leader has high character? You simply have to observe them long enough. We demonstrate whom we really are by what we really do. Leaders with character can easily be identified. I’m sure there are others, but let me share a few suggestions to spot good character in leaders.” Ron Edmondson lists 10 ways to identify a leader with good character.
“Growing an organization can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you feel like it is constantly starting from scratch and not gaining any traction. The best ways to grow a team and organization are founded in knowing who you are, where you want to go, and what you need to do right now.” Art Rainer shares three questions to ask to avoid a plateauing season in your organization.