Finding Your Leadership Style

 

There are many different ways to lead God's people.

 

 

      Visionary leader These leaders have a crystal-clear picture of what they want to happen.  The cast visions powerfully and possess indefatigable enthusiasm to pursue the mission.

 

      Directional leader The directional leader can carefully assess the values, mission, strengths, weaknesses, resources, personnel, and openness to change of an organization then point that organization in the right direction.

 

      Strategic leader A strategic leader forms a game plan everyone can understand and is able to get various departments synchronized and focused toward the goal.

 

      Managing leader These leaders possess the unique ability to establish mile markers on the road to the destination, then organize and monitor people, processes, systems, and resources for mission achievement.

 

      Motivational leader These leaders possess insight into who needs a fresh challenge, additional training, public recognition, an encouraging word or a day off.

 

      Shepherding leader This man or woman loves team members so deeply, nurtures them so gently, supports them so consistently, listens to them so patiently, and prays for them so diligently that the mission of the team gets achieved.

 

      Team-building leader This person has supernatural insight into people to find or develop leaders with the right abilities, character, and chemistry with other team members.

 

      Re-engineering leader This kind of leader loves to tune up, heal, and revitalize hurting organizations.

 

      Bridge-building leader This leader brings a wide variety of constituencies together under a single umbrella of leadership so that a complex organization can achieve its mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Leadership Principle of Jesus

 

 

1.      Learn that leadership is servanthood.  Servanthood begins with security.  Jesus knew His position and was willing to not flaunt it.  Jesus knew His calling and was willing to be faithful to it.  Jesus knew His future and was willing to submit to it.

 

2.      Let your purpose prioritize your life.  Because Jesus developed priorities based upon His purpose:

 

He successfully dealt with distractions

He wisely responded to personal rejection

He willingly suffered pain.

 

3.      Live the life before you lead others.  Jesus never begged anyone to believe in Him.  He knew that integrity cannot be proven; it must be discerned.  He never wasted time with critics.  He kept His attention on His goal.  He stayed focused.

 

4.      Walk slowly through the crowd.  Leadership impact is drawn not from official position, but from authentic relationships.  (John 4:5-30, 8:1-11)  "You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue."  Jesus knew this.

 

5.      Replenish yourself.  Life is demanding.  People are demanding.  The more you succeed, the more you lead, the more people will demand of you.  Replenishing yourself requires your attention.  Faith walks out when fatigue walks in.

 

6.      Call for great commitment.  Jesus had the greatest product on earth Salvation.  He offered the human race an opportunity to have a relationship with God.  He spoke of heaven and angels.  "In my Father's house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you" (John 14:2)

 

7.      Show security and strength when handling the tough issues.  Jesus rose early.  He who masters his time, masters his life.  Jesus:

 

      Remained calm during difficult times.

      Agreed with his adversaries quickly.

      Handled wrong doing immediately.

      Finished what He started.

 

8.      Lead on a higher level.  Jesus lived on a higher level.  Stop looking at where you have been and start looking at where you are going.  Jesus loved on a higher level.  God never consults your past to determine your future.  Jesus led on a higher level.

 

9.      Choose your key people.

 

10.  Remember, there is no success without a successor.

 

 

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