Growing as a leader is important to growth in ministry and business. Here are five ways you can grow as a leader no matter where you are in your tenure, or what your profession. Obviously, the sooner you employ these, the better.
First, let’s look at some highlights:
Bad leaders are stingy with knowledge. Good ones share what they know.
One sign of insecurity is withholding information from others.
Don’t expect more effort from those you lead than what you’re willing to put in yourself.
The number one challenge of leaders is having followers.
For staff members, encouragement from the senior leader is critical.
Sometimes a leader needs to be a fire marshal, not a fire fighter.
Too much of church life, and the business day, is “firefighting.”
So, the five ways you can improve as a leader are:
By sharing your knowledge.
By raising the bar of expectations.
By shifting from a discouraging posture to an encouraging posture.
By becoming proactive change agents instead of reactive change agents.
By encouraging cooperation rather than competition.