Leadership as Self


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Leaders see life as it could be. They are always seeing a little farther, a little more than those around them.-John Maxwell

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Leadership as Self

  1. 1. Leadership As SELF
  2. 2. How Should Leaders See Life Leaders see life as it could be. They are always seeing a little farther, a little more than those around them. -John Maxwell
  3. 3. Bron Davis Clifford  One of the greatest orators America has ever seen  Was known to religious leaders and intellectual leaders as “the greatest preacher since apostle Paul”  At age 25 he had touched more lives, influenced more leaders and set more attendance records than any clergyman his age in American history  Died in his mid thirties
  4. 4. Dawson Trotman  Bright, artistic, highly articulate  An exhorter, always responded passionately to a challenge and never feared making enemies  At age 27 set up The Navigators  Suffered a lot of verbal attacks but carried on  Fully believed the promise in Psalm 119:165  Died at age fifty
  5. 5. How did They Die  Trotman drowned while attempting to save a girl’s life in New York  Left behind an organization ministering worldwide with a staff of thousands
  6. 6. How did They Die  Clifford was toppled from leadership by drinking and issues of financial impropriety  He was separated from his wife and children  Died in a third rate motel in Texas  Left behind nothing
  7. 7. The Need For Self Control (1Cor9:24-27)  The fundamental element of leadership is self control  Strive to maintain a firm discipline in every area of life and in every waking hour  Leadership demands a controlled lifestyle  A leader must build his SELF, his RELATION and ACTION  Must have a regular program of prayer meditation and study of the Word
  8. 8. SRA Self  Principles concerned with the leader’s personal efficiency and integrity Relation  Principles concerned with the leader’s place as group coordinator and motivator Action  Principles concerned with the leader’s role as visionary and goal-setter
  9. 9. Discipline (Job 36:10-12)  The leader must exercise discipline in every area  Spiritual (2 Tim2:5; 1Tim4:15)  Regular exercise (1 Tim 4:7-8)  Scheduling & Planning  Guarding thought (Prov4:23; Luke 6:45)  Restraining speech (James1:26)  Disciplines stand together to give mutual protection and provide shelter under which sound leadership can be exercised
  10. 10. The TOP Leader Trust  Leadership is a responsibility which you hold in trust from others and ultimately from God (1Thess2:4; 1Tim1:11) Organize  Comprehend and internalize the three categories of the principles of leadership Persist  Hang in there. Learn from mistakes. Do not quit (Hebrews10:35-36)
  11. 11. 1 Peter 5:8
  12. 12. Leadership costs time and effort. Aim for mastery. Never give up! 2 Corinthians 4:7 2 Timothy 4:7-8