Leadership Roundup

Leading worship isn’t just about music. It’s also about leading people: the people on your team and the people in your congregation.

There are so many great articles on leadership being posted online, and I’m finding new ones every week. So that means it’s time for this week’s Leadership Roundup.

Below you’ll find some of the best leadership resources I came across this week. Save them to Instapaper or Pocket or Read It Later or your bookmarks, and check them out when you have some time this weekend. Be challenged and be encouraged. Be a better leader.

Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Tyler Braun asks whether you’re character driven or career driven:

In the process of starting and ending my tenured career of a few flips on an monthly calendar, I did, however, learn a valuable lesson I want to share with you: You cannot build character through a career, but you can find a career by having character.

Brady Boyd on core convictions and making decisions in the heat of the moment:

When a leader feels pressure and has to make a decision, there is little or no time to decide on core convictions in that moment. So, the leader makes the call based on the convictions he has already established. That can be good or bad, depending on who has primarily influenced them. If they have had healthy mentors, the chances of a healthy decision are greatly improved. If they have had flawed influence, the opposite can be true.

Pete Wilson suggests a more collaborative approach to decision-making:

I’ve always thought a strong leader was a leader who could make a fast and informed decision about anything at anytime. I thought this kind of decision making would help you achieve a irreplaceable position in the organization. And it might. But it’s horrible for the developmental culture of your organization.

Steve Cornell lists some questions for every church leader:

However, after years of offering conferences and seminars, these leaders have sensed a need to warn participants not to mimic their methods. Those who try to duplicate the ministry of uniquely situated mega-churches are often disappointed with the outcomes. Though well-intentioned to revitalize their own churches, in many cases their efforts create more problems than they solve. Allow me to suggest a better plan that will save the gas money and costs of the conferences.

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