3 Keys To Innovative Leadership


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3 Keys To Innovative Leadership

  1. 1. 3 KEYS TO INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP Presented by Dr. Bobby Gilstrap Director of Missions Huron & Southeastern Baptist Associations Michigan
  2. 2. Keys to Innovative Leadership <ul><li>KEY #1 - 5 Intangibles of Innovative Christian Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>KEY #2 - 7 Principles of Innovative Christian Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>KEY #3 - 7 Practices of Innovative Christian Leaders </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ To be a leader means, especially, having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who permit leaders to lead.” Max DePree
  4. 4. 5 Intangibles of Innovative Christian Leaders
  5. 5. What makes some leaders (who are just as smart and dedicated to God) appear to be better leaders? Have you noticed that working hard, sound strategy and even great vision doesn't always work?
  6. 6. What is in play that makes the difference?
  7. 7. Let’s look at the 5 Intangibles of Innovative Christian Leaders These &quot;intangibles&quot; are difficult to describe and even harder to evaluate
  8. 8. <ul><li>Most anyone can raise the bar on their leadership abilities </li></ul><ul><li>By doing so, you can make a big difference in your life and in the lives of others </li></ul>
  9. 9. Intangible #1 They Lead with Drive
  10. 10. Or Energy Do you know anyone who walks into the room and they fill the room with energy?
  11. 11. Intangible #2 They Lead with Insight
  12. 12. Innovative leaders have the ability to exhibit keen insight and good judgment
  13. 13. Discernment vs. Insight Insightful leaders are keen observers
  14. 14. Intangible #3 They Lead through Personal Connection This is more than personality or charisma
  15. 15. It’s a Positive, Confident Presence
  16. 16. A confident presence comes primarily from listening to God and putting to practice what He tells you
  17. 17. It's all about doing the right thing , in the right way , at the right time for the right reason
  18. 18. Do that over and over again and your confidence will soar
  19. 19. Personal Connection also occurs through relational charisma
  20. 20. There is also something about just showing up and being prepared that builds your Personal Connection
  21. 21. Intangible #4 They Are Contemplative
  22. 22. Leaders think differently than non-leaders and their life reflects it
  23. 23. What you think about matters Think in terms of ideas and how to make them happen
  24. 24. Intangible #5 They Lead with Passion
  25. 25. What is your great desire? <ul><li>Too many leaders don't know what they want. You need to know. </li></ul><ul><li>You will never lead well if you don't know what you want. </li></ul>
  26. 26. If you don't know what you want , you don't know where you are going and you therefore lack the passion to get there .
  27. 27. If you know what you want, you just need to give yourself permission to say it out loud and find the courage to actually do it.
  28. 28. It's never too late! “100% of the shots you don’t take don’t go in!” Wayne Gretzsky Hockey Hall of Famer
  29. 29. What is your greatest desire?
  30. 30. How is God calling you to make a difference? What do you see that needs to be changed?
  31. 31. How would you like to do that? Where are you strong?
  32. 32. What do you need to improve? Innovative organizations require leaders who are willing to grow
  33. 33. The path to leadership is one of personal growth
  34. 34. <ul><li>Good Leaders must be Good Followers </li></ul><ul><li>You can grow as an innovative leader if you will learn to follow </li></ul>
  35. 35. 7 Principles of Innovative Leadership
  36. 36. Principle #1 Know who you are
  37. 37. <ul><li>“ Who are you?” </li></ul><ul><li>We must assess our resistance to and tolerance for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>change, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>our fears, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>our preferences, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>our skills and abilities. </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Principle #2 Let go of what you've got hold of
  39. 39. In the Industrial Age, the first rule of “wing walking” said: “Don't let go of what you've got hold of until you've got hold of something else.”
  40. 40. That means you must let go of the past and forge into the future
  41. 41. When you hold on to the past, you eventually assume responsibility for the past because it becomes your present.
  42. 42. Take risks and allow others to take risks
  43. 43. <ul><li>Those willing to take risks will be greater innovators. </li></ul><ul><li>We must discover the chains that bind us to our past and prevent us from understanding ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Once we understand the chains that bind us, we must let go of them. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Principle #3 Learn your purpose
  45. 45. We can learn our real purpose through lifelong reflection and interaction with others
  46. 46. It’s also important that we develop habits of mind
  47. 47. <ul><li>Habits of mind are developed from our values. </li></ul><ul><li>Values propel us along the path to discovering our unfolding purpose. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Principle #4 Live in the question
  49. 49. <ul><li>In the Industrial Age , we learned to analyze a situation, isolate the problem, and administer a quick fix. </li></ul><ul><li>In this age , we must recognize that everything is interrelated. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Flexibility is required so we can be open to the potential of the unknown.
  51. 51. Principle #5 Learn the art of “barn raising”
  52. 52. Today's emphasis on teamwork recognizes this basic need to work with and through others.
  53. 53. A shared purpose motivates individuals to contribute their energy, skills, and abilities.
  54. 54. Principle #6 Give “it” away
  55. 55. A paradox of life is that the more we try to hold on to something, the more likely we are to lose it
  56. 56. Principle #7 Let the magic happen
  57. 57. <ul><li>We must become a member of the team and utilize our abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Joining in the shared purpose </li></ul><ul><li>To help the team achieve its maximum potential </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Leaders can make three choices: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Follow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get out of the way </li></ul></ul></ul>
  59. 59. The wisdom of leadership in this age is to know which action to choose for each situation. All the while, we must Remain humble Christian Servants
  60. 60. 7 Innovative Leadership Practices
  61. 61. Practice #1 Listen to God
  62. 62. Practice #2 Listen to people
  63. 63. Practice #3 Help Others Succeed Focus on Others
  64. 64. Practice #4 Tell the Truth in Love
  65. 65. Practice #5 Intentionally Network with Others
  66. 66. Connecting means that you have breakthrough moments where the relationship deepens
  67. 67. Practice #6 Focus on Performance Excellence
  68. 68. If you perform with excellence through difficult times, you will develop greater influence with the people who follow
  69. 69. Practice #7 Model Stability
  70. 70. Keys to Innovative Leadership <ul><li>KEY #1 - 5 Intangibles of Innovative Christian Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>KEY #2 - 7 Principles of Innovative Christian Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>KEY #3 - 7 Practices of Innovative Christian Leaders </li></ul>
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