Mentor

3 Marks to Identify What A Good Mentor Should Look Like

This word gets tossed around far too many times and far too easily.  We think someone older, with something to say/wiser  is immediately put into this category of mentor.  If they give us a pithy one liner or take us out for coffee they are a mentor.  If they modeled something beneficial, we attach mentor Read more about 3 Marks to Identify What A Good Mentor Should Look Like[…]

The Power of Texting during Crisis.

Interesting video presenting the opportunity in the media outlets we have, but specifically texting.  Students don’t often see the reality that some one, a real person, is on the receiving line of a text.  Many students today send very venomous texts to others students; words and phrases they wouldn’t say in person.  They also send Read more about The Power of Texting during Crisis.[…]

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4 Suggestions on How to better lead an Introvert.

If you have been in a leadership position for any amount of time you engage with all personality types. The question remains, how do you lead introverts, or if you are an introvert how do I communicate certain principles that will help productivity? Respect their Need for Privacy. Sometimes introverts want to be alone…let them.  Read more about 4 Suggestions on How to better lead an Introvert.[…]

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On a scale of light wind to tornado, How often do you encourage Feedback?

Feedback can hurt, but the way you respond to feedback reveals 3 major insights into your leadership capabilities. Feedback is critical to the success of any organization. Feedback allows your people to engage with your ideas and criticize your ideas with the hope that it will benefit the ultimate goal of the organization. Check out Read more about On a scale of light wind to tornado, How often do you encourage Feedback?[…]

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Key Trait of an Effective Leader? Happiness.

Richard Branson, the billionare of Virgin said, If your staff are happy and smiling and enjoying their work, they will perform well. Consequently, the customers will enjoy the experience with your company. If your staff are sad and miserable and not having a good time, the customers will be equally miserable. So, it is a Read more about Key Trait of an Effective Leader? Happiness.[…]

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Is the Solution REALLY to “Beat the Gay out of Young Kids”?

Homosexuality is a big deal, but this is going way to far. Recently a pastor ranted about appropriate ways to raise children and prevent them from becoming homosexuals. Pastor SeanHarris attempts is to emphasize the value and sanctity of marriage, but came across like this, Crack that wrist! Give ’em a good punch! Vote for Read more about Is the Solution REALLY to “Beat the Gay out of Young Kids”?[…]

delegation

Delegation is Not a Sin.

Delegation. 

Delegation is not a sign of laziness, but rather a great tool to leverage your leadership.

Delegation reveals your ability to leverage and multiply your reach and impact.

Every leader CAN delegate, by recognizing need, recognizing skills, and valuing people.

If someone does something better than you, delegate it.

If someone can do something close to as well as you, delegate it.

If someone has the potential to do something close to as well as you…train them and then delegate it.

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building your team

4 Criteria in Building Your Dream Team.

The NFL draft has just taken place and each team seemed to have a certain philosophy that guided their draft picks.  Some strictly went for the best talent on their board regardless of position, others went for heart and work ethic, others picked for positional needs even if injuries or character flaws were evident.

How do we in student ministry go about selecting volunteer leaders?

How do we in leadership go about choosing the right people for the staff positions?

In building your dream team of volunteers or staff, here are 4 criteria continually return to during the process.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, building and maintaining your dream team is an essential component in a leader’s gift ability.

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