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.

Chris Creech explains why we need to be original and innovative in our leadership:

The inventors and innovators of the world are some pretty incredible people. Where would we be without the automobile, indoor plumbing, cell phones, and the other amazing inventions out there. I’m typing this on a Mac. Where would I be without a Mac? I don’t even want to think about it. All of these inventions came from an innovator. But then, we have to see the flip side of the coin. This is the copier. The copiers simply wait for an innovator to come up with an idea, then they use it. Leaders have to be innovators. They cannot, and I truly mean cannot, be copiers. They must be innovators. Let’s take a look at some of the differences.

Mike Ayers reveals the first thing that leaders need to realize about themselves:

Leaders might say of themselves, “I am a pastor” or “I am project manager.” These statements are understandable, yet they also reveal a basic mindset common in the western world: we are what we do.

But who we are must transcend the things we do in life.

Philip Nation teaches you seven ways to be an awful church leader:

I often teach and speak on the subject of Christian leadership. Sometimes it is helpful to state what you mean by declaring what you do not mean. Here is a short list of what is NOT Christian leadership.

Carey Nieuwhof lists seven signs that your best leadership days might be behind you:

No leader wants to peak.

And even fewer leaders wants to peak early. I suppose at some point we all peak. But, personally, I’m shooting for that to happen at age 85…or 90…

Peaking as a leader rarely happens overnight. It happens over a season or a few years.

But there are signs. Ironically, the leaders who peak are often the last to know it.

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