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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.

Eric Geiger reveals one good way to tell if you’re not really a leader:

If you never apologize, if you never say, “I was wrong,” you show people you actually believe you are always right. You reveal your foolishness, not your wisdom, if you never admit to being wrong. People are hesitant, as they should be, to follow someone who thinks he/she is always right. There is only One who is faultless, and it is not you.

Jason Vernon is searching for young leaders and realizing why we can’t find them:

One priority question that consistently comes up in our StratOp sessions is, “How can our church attract talented, young leaders?” It would be nice if there was a simple ABC formula that would make young leaders flock to your church. The reality is two churches could sing the exact same songs, have the same modern facilities, and preach an identical message series but still experience completely different results.

How can that be? Because there is not a very simple answer to this question, I’d like to follow-up with three questions of my own…

Fabs Harford lists four leadership lessons from Nehemiah and Ezra:

Reading Nehemiah and Ezra has sort of wrecked me out recently. I am learning a lot from them about the kind of leader I want to be…

Steve Keating explains one telling way to identify a capable leader:

I am sometimes asked for my opinion on someone’s leadership ability. I usually qualify my answer by reminding the person asking that it really is just an opinion. I can make a highly educated guess but unless I am very familiar with the people the individual leads it really is just a guess.

I can only provide a truly qualified answer if I understand the level and quality of influence the leader has on their people. Because more than anything else, leadership, at least Authentic Servant Leadership, is about people.

Dan Rockwell explains how to succeed as a leader even if you’re not the best of the best:

Don’t worry if you aren’t the smartest person in the room; stay curious and work hard.

Curiosity and hard work takes leaders further than indulgent intelligence. If you’re intelligent, stay curious and work hard. If you feel dumb, stay curious and work hard.

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