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.

Perry Noble shares seven essential characteristics of church leaders:

As I have been thinking through my personal leadership journey lately and trying to figure out who God has called me to be and what He’s called me to do…I have narrowed my focus down to seven areas that I believe are essential for effective leadership in the church.

Dan Reiland explains how climbing a thousand foot waterfall taught him some leadership lessons:

We were in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and signed up for the 1,000 ft. waterfall climb (Dunn’s River Falls), set in the beautiful and natural Jamaican countryside.

The falls were huge with fast moving water over large boulders. But the naturally-terraced waterfall terrain created pools of water that made the climb relatively easy. Well, mostly easy. There were a few scraped ankles and bruised toes, but we all made it up in good shape!

The Jamaican guide instructed us…

Church leaders should take to heart Thom Rainer’s list of reasons that members burn out:

Burnout among church members may not be as obvious and dramatic as this example, but it is real. Some members gradually become less and less involved until you don’t see them anymore.

Such are some of the symptoms of church member burnout. But what are the causes? Here are five common causes.

Mac Lake lists four ways to tell if a church leader is living out his or her core values:

A wise leader of any organization will spend significant time thinking through and carefully crafting organizational values. He understands as the team lives out these prescribed behaviors the organization is more likely to accomplish its mission. While listing Core Values is a common practice, unfortunately living out core values is not. In many cases organizational values are posted on a wall and forgotten or ignored. In other cases the values are defined but no one is sure how they integrate into the daily life of the organization. As a result the values lack the power and influence they’re intended to have. So how do know if your values are adding value?

Dan Black shares three ways to lead yourself well:

A leader has several key roles. Some of the most essential include: leading and managing people, casting vision, training and equipping, uniting a team together, delivering results, creating change, and cultivating a positive working environment. There is one quality you need to have if you want to be successful in those roles. The quality is to be able to lead yourself. Leading yourself is about leading and managing your actions, attitude, and behavior. Thomas J. Watson, the former chairman of IBM, said, “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” Your effectiveness or lack of effectiveness as a leader always starts with you. Leading yourself is a challenging task because the hardest person you will ever lead is you. To help you lead yourself well I offer you these 3 self-leadership principles

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