Leadership Roundup

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.

Paul LaRue shares why leaders need to be accountable to those on their team:

One of the most important concepts I understood early in my career is the willingness for leaders to accept accountability.

Too many times the concept of accountability is a very one-sided mindset. Leaders must hold their people accountable, that’s for sure, but it goes far beyond that. In order for any organization to have full trust, engagement, and synergy, each leader themselves must be open to being held to account for their actions and attitudes…

Eric Geiger explains why burnout is so common in ministry leaders:

I recently recorded another 5 Leadership Questions podcast on the subject of burnout. We talked about leadership, burnout, and caring for yourself. One of the questions was “Is burnout more prevalent in ministry leadership?” I believe burnout is more common in ministry leadership for multiple reasons…

Brad Bridges lists fifteen things you should see in healthy church leaders:

A healthy church begins with healthy church leaders. It’s easy to assume someone serving “in ministry” has things all together, but you and I both know this can certainly be far from the truth at times. Church leaders are human, which means they are fallible (*gasp!*) and will never perfectly exhibit these characteristics of healthy church leaders.

So what are some characteristics of healthy church leaders? How can you make sure you are being healthy and investing in yourself, so that you can be more effective at impacting others around you?

Paul Sohn on leadership, vocabulary, and culture-building:

Studies from anthropology and sociology show that culture is created through language, and language is created through by an intentional usage of vocabulary or words that come to mean specific things in specific places, in specific times, with specific people groups. The more you understand that, the more effective you’ll be in building healthy culture inside your world.

The trouble is vocabulary means different things to different people…

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