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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.

Paul LaRue lists six ways to keep leading a team member after you’ve had to reprimand them:

You have done everything you could and are faced with the task of disciplining a staff member. Whether it’s a formal write-up, a verbal reprimand, or other form of re-direction, it is just as much what you do after these unfortunate occurrences as how you administered them… Here are some strategies for leading after a reprimand…

John Ortberg explains how to lead clearly when the circumstances are foggy:

If you are leading in circumstances that have crystal clarity, you can stop reading now. If you’re part of a church where the congregation speaks with a single voice, the community has a well-defined set of consensus-felt spiritual needs, your leadership team all agrees on the number and priority of your goals, and your measurements have the precision of Swiss engineering, this article is not for you.

This is for people leading in ambiguous circumstances, where problems, opportunities, landmines, expectations, and the future are stubbornly fog-bound.

Matt Perman teaches you why real leadership looks an awful lot like true servanthood:

I think it is so important for the church to understand the real meaning of servant leadership. So important.

Joseph Lalonde shares four things to look for in prospective team members:

But don’t fear faithful reader, there’s something you can do when it’s time to bring someone new onto your team. It’s not easy and it’s going to take work but it’s well worth it.

So, what can you do to make a wise decision in the hiring process? I believe heeding the follow advice will help you in this leadership task.

Sam Rainer tells you the critical thing that’s missing from church leadership:

As a researcher of leadership and one who has led the local church for 10 years, I’m constantly searching for better ways. How can we disciple better? Does a better operational process exist? Is fried chicken truly the best option for the church picnic?

There are a lot of good studies, books, and blogs on church leadership. But one ingredient of church leadership is under-represented, not only in the literature, but also in practice…

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