The Number One Quality for Leadership 02: There Are Steps to Stabbing Someone in the Back

When Judas betrayed Jesus to the Romans, that wasn’t a one off event that just came out of nowhere. It was the end result of a process that in my experience is exceptionally predictable. For those of you in leadership, you might not be able to stop someone taking these steps but you can seeContinue reading “The Number One Quality for Leadership 02: There Are Steps to Stabbing Someone in the Back”

The Number One Quality for Leadership 01: Let’s Find Out What it Is.

If I asked you what is the most important quality necessary to be a leader, I may get several answers. I would imagine you are not at a level where you would think it was some sort of ability, like a charismatic manner or a good preaching gift. So you would assume it was someContinue reading “The Number One Quality for Leadership 01: Let’s Find Out What it Is.”

How to Make People Better Leaders 24 Be Secure Yourself

I am going to end this series today, with what is a key to raising up other leaders. It is a very important truth, easily stated and understood, but can be hard to work out in practise – it is this: be secure in yourself. If you raise up leaders and are part of aContinue reading “How to Make People Better Leaders 24 Be Secure Yourself”

How to Make People Better Leaders 23 How to Confront Someone

If someone on your team, in your church is not doing what they should be, whether that is gossiping, lying, treating people badly, you need to confront. I spoke about that last week. Today I want to give you some quick bullet points on HOW TO CONFRONT SOMEONE. Confrontation is a time to grow. It’sContinue reading “How to Make People Better Leaders 23 How to Confront Someone”

How to Make People Better Leaders 22 Love People Enough to Confront People

It’s hard work to reward people for good behaviour. Well done for starting another two churches, here is a payrise. Well done for ushering so well, here is a card. Well done for forgiving that person, let me praise you. It takes energy and effort and time, but it is fairly easy. Confronting bad behaviourContinue reading “How to Make People Better Leaders 22 Love People Enough to Confront People”

How to Make People Better Leaders 21 Don’t Let Them Lower the Bar

You need to encourage the leaders you are leading to raise the bar as high as possible. Let’s say you put 100% effort into running the ministry, and you delegate it to someone else. Let’s say the youth ministry. Let’s say the new youth pastor only gives 80%, you are happy with that, because youContinue reading “How to Make People Better Leaders 21 Don’t Let Them Lower the Bar”

How to Make Someone Else a Better Leader 20 Understand Emotional Space

When you learn something new or encounter a new idea, it generally starts on a visual level. You see it. We use seeing language a lot with new ideas – “oh I see it”, “I can see that now”, “It’s all clear now”. So, step one is a visual step. People need the space toContinue reading “How to Make Someone Else a Better Leader 20 Understand Emotional Space”

How to Make Someone Else a Better Leader 19 Have A Leadership Brother

We grow better with company. You should find someone about the same level as you, same sort of age, income, influence and ask them to be your leadership brother. Then, on purpose, you share your challenges, your insights, what you are reading, what you are learning and what you are dreaming. Let them share withContinue reading “How to Make Someone Else a Better Leader 19 Have A Leadership Brother”

How to Make Someone Else a Better Leader 18 You Become a Better Leader

The better a leader you are the better a leader you can make people. If you want to lead leaders – what are you reading? How are you reading the Bible? What is your plan for prayer? What are you doing daily to grow and develop? You becoming better, you walking with God, you learningContinue reading “How to Make Someone Else a Better Leader 18 You Become a Better Leader”