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.

Scott Cochrane explains why good leadership, like art, consists of knowing where to draw the line:

This week an issue crossed my desk that required a tough decision to be made.

Because the issue was fairly complex, I was glad I had already learned the principle of drawing a leadership line in the sand.

And it reminded me that anytime a leader faces a complex decision, it’s important to have lines already firmly drawn in the sand…

Carey Nieuwhof teaches you six ways you can use social media to wreck your leadership:

You’re not leveraging influence for your sake, but for the sake of cause much bigger than yourself.

Which is why it’s so sad when ministry leaders squander trust or undermine influence…

So how do leaders undercut their influence on social media? Here are 6 subtle ways I’ve seen it happen.

Patricia Lotich lists twenty-five scripture passages to encourage and strengthen leaders:

Anyone who has responsibility for the work of others understands the unique challenges that come with managing people. The good news is, God has provided us with a playbook to help us – the Bible.

I want to share 25 bible verses that I have personally used to encourage and strengthen myself when I had the responsibility of managing other people.

Tim Elmore lists four Star Wars characters that every effective leader needs to have on their side:

I remember watching the first one, back in 1977 as a teen. This popular series of movies by George Lucas not only has a cult following, it’s a cultural landmark worldwide. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and others have taken their place in our memories, much like James Bond or Superman have done over the decades.

This time, however, I believe the characters remind us of the people we need in every season of our lives. When I examine the story line of Star Wars, it’s clear that certain characters represent the types of people that healthy leaders intentionally maintain in their inner-circles…

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