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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.

Kevin Thompson explains why leaders need to mind their tongues at all times:

There was a time in which a clear divide existed. There were official words and non-official words. There were moments that counted and moments that would not be held against you. There were times where you functioned in the role as a leader and other times where you got to simply be yourself. But those days are gone.

Skornia Alison shares the traits and characteristics of a leader who thinks ahead (link via Dan Black):

What defines a proactive leader? Before you even start to think for an answer; no, they are not born that way. They are normal human beings that have the capability to mould themselves in to a shape of an extra-ordinary leader. Take a look at the following 10 traits that define a proactive leader…

Dan Rockwell lists twelve ways that leaders can share their happiness with their teams:

I’ve met some unhappy leaders. Perhaps they love position, power, prestige, or the paycheck. But, they drain energy from people and teams.

Unhappy leaders lead unhappy teams.

Do something else if leading makes you miserable. It’s not worth it.

Eric Geiger teaches you why the best place to develop leaders is the local church:

God uses a multitude of environments to develop leaders, but there is nothing like the Church. Because the whole world is His, the Lord can use any environment to develop and mature His people, but the Church is the best at developing leaders for at least four reasons…

Joseph Mattera lists some signs that you’re just getting popular instead of leading a church:

In reality, many of the attendees of our churches have made a truce with the world and adopt worldly values because they deem it easier than being counter-cultural and not fitting in with their ungodly friends. This is in spite of the apostle James telling us that friendship with the world is to be an enemy of God (James 4:7).

The following are signs a pastor is merely gathering a crowd and not building a church…

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