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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.

Tinashe Nyamukapa on the need to teach and preach on real Biblical leadership:

The church has preached the gospel of honoring leaders and how subordinates should act towards their leaders but it has forgotten to preach the other side: that is, how a leader should behave towards his subordinates because as much as we might not want to hear it- a leader has to respect his subordinates. Because we have not taught about leaders abusing their authority we have a misbalance in the Kingdom and wherever there lacks balance disharmony is bound to follow.

This is what happens when the church does not preach about authority and if they are no checks and balances so that such things will not happen.

Scott Ball lists five things that might indicate a narcissistic leader:

I came across a quiz the other day that tested if you could identify if a quote was from Kanye West or Jean Ralphio Saperstein from Parks and Rec. I only got six correct.

In pop culture, narcissism is funny. In the church, not so much.

Here are Five Warning Signs of Narcissistic Leadership…

Paul LaRue explains why effective delegation is good for more than just the leader:

When a leader delegates responsibility to others, it is more than just taking something off of his or her plate.

It’s an opportunity to grow someone in a remarkable way.

Delegation is a vital part to being a product leader – and organization. If you’re not careful, you can run the risk of unproductive delegation – the kind that gets a task done but little long-term impact.

When delegating, seek for the intermediate-, and long-term benefits in addition to the short-term gains and goals that are attained. Here are some benefits to consider and reach for in your delegation process…

Tim Elmore shares some leadership lessons learned from watching Donald Trump’s campaign:

Well, you have to admit—Donald Trump has captured the imagination of millions of Americans. Not only has he entered the presidential race, he leads the polls among conservative voters in the U.S. As I travel and hear people talk about him, I find they either love him or hate him. (Perhaps that’s too strong of a term.) But he is a magnet, either drawing people or repelling them alike.

As I watched the Republican debate this month, then observed the aftermath of the debate on Twitter and other social media outlets, I felt we’d all be wiser to learn a few profound “do’s” and “don’ts” from this billionaire and reality TV star.

Brian Dodd teaches you how to be a bad leader:

Few things are as disappointing as watching a talented individual waste his or her talent. Our world is full of those who underachieved and did not reach their full potential.

This does not have to happen. There are a series of practices, things you can do as a leader, to avoid becoming a cautionary tale.

The following are 20 Practices Of Unsuccessful Leaders Who Become Cautionary Tales…

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