Leadership begins with_an_attitude

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  • 1. Leadership Begins With an Attitude Leaders think and perceive the world differently than followers do “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is” Proverbs 23:7
  • 2. Biblical Principles About Attitudes
  • 3. 1. My attitude as I begin a task will affect its outcome more than anything else. • Joshua and Caleb 1. Saw the fruit 2. Saw themselves in God’s hands • The Other Ten Spies 1. Saw the problems 2. Saw themselves as small and weak 3. Were optimistic about the future 3. Were pessimistic about the future 4. Encouraged stepping out in faith 4. Prevented the people from progress
  • 4. 2. My attitude toward others determines their attitude toward me. • 4 Important Leadership Steps with People 1. Remember their name 2. Recognize their potential 3. Request their help 4. Reward their efforts
  • 5. 3. My attitude is the major difference between success and failure. “Watch over your heart and guard it with all diligence. For from it flow the springs of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
  • 6. 4. My attitude can turn my problems into blessings. Three Phases of a problem: Awareness: We have a problem. Evaluation: What went wrong?  Choice: This is where attitude steps in!
  • 7. 5. My attitude can give me an uncommon perspective on life. “The primary difference between a follower and a leader is perspective. The primary difference between a leader and an effective leader is better perspective.” -Dr. J Robert Clinton
  • 8. 6. My attitude is my best friend or my worst enemy. “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” (Luke 6:46)
  • 9. 7. My attitude, not my achievements, will give me happiness. Personal Evaluation Have you ever thought…. 1. If I could just serve in a different place, I’d be happier. happier 2. If I just knew that person, I’d be satisfied. satisfied 3. If things were different here, I would be OK. OK 4. If I would not have done that, I’d feel better about myself.
  • 10. 8. My attitude will change when I choose to change it. Conditions Choices Age
  • 11. 9. My attitude needs continual adjustment. • Indicators for Attitude Adjustments… 1. I have not had enough time with God or myself. 2. My family notices and tells me about my attitude. 3. My relationship with co-workers becomes strained. 4. My view of people begins to lower. 5. My perspective on life becomes cynical.
  • 12. 10. My attitude is contagious. •People catch our attitudes like they catch a cold from us—by getting too close to us!