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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.

David Mathis lists seven ways to invest in the health of your team:

Jesus does not mean for his followers to go about their work alone.

He is the one singular leader in his church. No peers. The rest of us follow his example together, by laboring in the plural. He alone is “the great shepherd of the sheep” (Hebrews 13:20), the chief shepherd (1 Peter 5:4), the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls (1 Peter 2:25). He means for his undershepherds to work together. He went to Calvary alone. We go through the fire as a team…

Here are seven ways, among others, for ministry teams (and especially team leaders) to pursue health and fitness in team dynamics.

Charles Stone examines the best time for a leader to reprimand or correct someone on his or her team:

f you lead people in any way … in a church, a business, or a team, those you lead will screw up, fail, and often disappoint you. When that happens, and that employee or team member needs correction, when is the best time to correct?

Aubrey McGowan shares some methods for keeping stress from negatively impacting your leadership:

If you feel stressed often in your day-to-day life, rest assured that you are not alone. Stress plays a big role in people’s daily lives across the globe.

We all react to it in different ways. For example, I tend to lose focus on what’s most important. Stress muddies my priorities and makes me neglect my relationships as I frantically try to get my feet back on solid ground.

Do you know how stress affects you? What are the symptoms of stress in your life?

Steve Keating teaches you why self-evaluation is so crucial for leaders:

In large part leadership is about helping others succeed. It may sound selfish but you must help yourself succeed before you attempt to help someone else succeed.

It is a good idea to periodically stop and evaluate yourself in a number of areas to see how effectively you’re really leading yourself.

Joseph Lalonde lists five things that reluctant leaders need to think about:

For some, the choice to lead is easy. They’ve felt leading comes naturally and there’s nothing else they could do.

To others, they were thrust into leadership. There was a gap and someone needed to fill it.

And yet others don’t know feel like they could ever lead.

This post is for that last group. The people who are out there thinking leadership isn’t for them.

I’ve got news for you: Leadership may be the thing you need to do today!

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