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.
Recently, I came across an infographic on social media contrasting the difference between a leader and a boss. The image went viral because everyone relates; for every one leader you’ve served under, you’ve had ten bosses.
For those of us in ministry, things get even trickier. Many of the people who serve under us aren’t our employees. They’re volunteers.
More than that–when it comes to staff–there’s an expectation that our church offices would reflect kingdom values, not corporate ones. This enhances the importance of being leaders instead of bosses.
Here are four steps you can take to become a leader instead of a boss:
Good leaders are both analysts and catalysts. Leaders must accurately describe reality. Leaders must create for a better future. An analyst has a proper understanding of present reality. A catalyst knows what to create for a better future. The analyst helps followers understand the present. The catalyst inspires followers to move towards the future… How can you balance both? What do leaders look like who are both catalysts and analysts?
Many ministers say things on social media that we would never dream of saying face-to-face. We should be at least as kind, moral and truthful on social media as we are in person.
Others can mouth off all they want. But we can’t. We’re held to a higher standard. As Christians and as ministers. When we don’t live up to those standards, especially in the public forum of social media, people can get hurt. Including ourselves, our churches and our families.
Here are eight rules that help keep me out of trouble as I produce content and make comments on blog posts, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter and more.
In Psalm, 78, the psalmist describes King David’s reputation as a leader:
“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” Psalm 78:72 (NIV)
In one sentence here, I believe the Psalmist gives us the four foundational requirements of leadership.