Monday, September 03, 2012

Leadership Non-Negotiables...

#2--I will make final decisions based upon all of the information available. 

I will consult and gain insight from elders, experts, Scripture, and God Himself, maintaining a teachable spirit. I will resist the temptation to let others make decisions for me, which also allows them to own the responsibility for those decisions. The buck really will stop here!

"And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them" (Isaiah 42:16, ESV)

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Leadership Non-Negotiables

#1--I must personally meet with my top leaders weekly.

I'm slowly learning that the relationships necessary for team cohesion and unity take time. These relationships do not maintain themselves and they do not stay strong for long without regular lunch or coffee. I must also remember that these leaders are busy themselves and will come up with a thousand reasons not to meet (just like I do). It is important enough that we meet regularly that it must merit a high priority in scheduling for all involved. These meetings are not in addition to my ministry--these meetings are my ministry.

"Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?" (Amos 3:3, NLT)