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.

David Staal lists eight things that good leaders owe their teams:

Eventually, you learn your way through enough situations, and you begin to feel more comfortable in the role. At least for a moment. And in that moment, you give thanks: for the people you lead, of course, and also for the grace they’ve shown… Don’t leave that moment quite yet. Instead, take the next step in leading well by first recognizing that your position exists because a team exists. And you owe them. Specifically, you owe them eight commitments…

Chris Surratt explains five ways to help prevent burnout in church leaders:

When your structure is built solely on the perseverance of the leaders, it will eventually stop growing. There is only so much that a leader, especially a volunteer leader, can produce before something has to give.

Here are five things that you can build into your structure that will allow your leaders to continue to grow without burning out…

Joseph Lalonde teaches how to fight against the “blah” seasons in leadership:

There are many situations which could be called the leadership blahs. For me, it was the nights I didn’t want to get my stuff together and be there for the students. I wanted to be selfish and do my own thing.

I also had times where I was frustrated because I didn’t think the students were progressing fast enough. They seemed like they were stuck in their old ways and didn’t want to change.

Your leadership blahs may look different. You may be worn out from a large project launch. Your blah time in leadership may come from team members who never listen.

David Good lists five practices that separate good leaders from great leaders:

What separates good leaders from exceptional leaders? If you were to poll 100 random people, I am sure you would get a wide variety of answers to that based on personal experience. The [5] things I am going to share with you are based on my own experience. You may not agree with all of them and might even have others to add to this list. These [5] things are the leadership qualities I have found that take leaders from good to exceptional.

Chris Creech shows why church leadership can be a lot like parenting little ones:

Sometimes kids can be tricky. Sometimes, the church can be tricky. If you’re a church leader and a parent, you can definitely relate to what parenting can teach you about leading in the church.

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