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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 Staal shares five ways to coach the people you lead to reach their potential:

It doesn’t take much adeptness, after all, to manage high performers and appear successful based on luck and an organization’s previous ability to recruit well. Eventually, though, such good fortune evaporates. Whether the setting is business, ministry, music, or sports, a truly successful leader will coach any and all players to their full potential.

Judah Thomas explains why good leaders take responsibility for their mistakes and failures:

In this world we live in people have mastered the art of “passing the buck.” It is the ability to avoid any negative responsibility. Politicians are masters of this. It seems like no one wants to own up to anything. For decades therapists have placed all kinds of blame on their clients parents essentially saying, “It’s OK you’re so messed up, it’s not your fault. It’s your parent’s fault!” … In Scripture, Jesus challenges us to take ownership for our mistakes…

Ron Edmondson lists ten qualities of godly leadership:

But, there are principles clearly spelled out in Scripture. These are simply leadership principles, but rather principles for life. And, of course, these trump all the others. In fact, all other principles are built upon the principles of God’s word. The point of this post, however, is any good life principle from God’s word is a good leadership principle — or rather — a God principle.

So, what are some characteristics of God leadership?

Paul LaRue busts some leadership myths:

So many leaders, and so many lies. I always say that truths and principles are timeless, and the application of such is what changes. Truth never does. But those who buy the lies to justify behavior or expedite careers bring grief to those around them.

Here are some common lies that leaders believe, as well as a commentary statement debunking them

Dan Reiland shares four ways for leaders to get out of desperation mode:

Let’s be blunt, if the offerings are under budget or you don’t have enough volunteers or visitors that you hoped for, it’s easy to panic. If things don’t turn soon people will get discouraged, and morale will decline. Then what? It’s easy to lose sight of what matters (salvation and changed lives) and begin to lead from desperation rather than a passion for your people to live a more meaningful, fulfilled life with God… Here are 4 ways to rise above leading from desperation.

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