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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.

Ron Edmondson lists seven questions that leaders should always be asking their teams:

I’ve learned over the years people often have opinions they won’t share until they are given a direct invitation to share them. I keep my door open all the time. I take pride in not being a “controlling leader”. But, it doesn’t guarantee people will share what’s on their mind. The forum has to be created for them most of the time.

Here are 7 examples of questions leaders should memorize and use often…

Nick Coetzee shares some valuable tips for mentoring worship leaders:

When it comes to mentoring and training worship leaders, there is no single formula to apply, no manual to follow. Every person you mentor will be different. The methods you use and the techniques you apply may likely vary greatly from person to person. Having said that, there are some things that will likely apply across the board…

Brian Dodd lists fourteen lessons from the greatest leader of all time:

Even reasonable atheists must admit Jesus Christ is the greatest leader who ever lived. No other person has been more talked about, more worshipped, had more songs and books written about their life, inspired more artwork, created a more successful lasting organization called the local church, and literally has history measured by when He lived on the Earth. Jesus Christ is the greatest leader who ever lived…

To further demonstrate the unmatched leadership of Jesus, I want to refer you to Matthew 20:29-34 where we find the account of when He gave two blind men their sight.

The following are just 14 of the Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Jesus we find in this passage…

Paul LaRue shares the one thing you need to be a successful leader:

you were asked right now about what you need to succeed as a leader, what would you respond with?

Your answers may be:

  • Discipline
  • Goals
  • Connection/engaging with people
  • Networking
  • Hard work
  • Planning
  • Being self-aware
  • Reading & learning
  • (and many others, so the list goes….)

While that list is admirable, there is only ONE thing that you and anyone else needs in order to be successful.

Brad Lomenick teaches you fifteen ways to be terrible at leadership:

It’s ultimately up to you to lead well. It’s your responsibility to be the best leader you can be.

We see lists all the time of what makes a great leader, but what are some of the other sides of the equation, in terms of not leading well?

How is your leadership dysfunctional? What stands out as areas to improve?

Here are a few key indicators of the kind of leadership and ultimately a leader that needs to reimagine, re-engage, and recommit. Look for these, and if they exist, be committed to change.

So here you go, examples of NOT LEADING well and consistent killers of momentum for leaders, their teams and organizations…

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