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Developing The Leaders Around You

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Developing The Leaders Around You

  1. 1. Introduction: <ul><li>First: development of leaders must be the number one priority… </li></ul><ul><li>AND second: practice leadership development in every area of your life. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>List 3-4 people in your sphere of influence or organization that you have the opportunity to influence. At least one needs to be from outside of work. (Church, the chamber, a business associate, a friend) </li></ul><ul><li>Now, what have you done in the last 30 days to develop them? Do you have a game plan? Are they growing personally/professionally? Have they lifted your load any in the past 30 days? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why develop leaders? <ul><li>Those closest to the leader will determine the success level of that leader. </li></ul><ul><li>“ No executive has ever suffered because his people were strong and effective.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Drucker </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why develop leaders? <ul><li>Leaders attract leaders. (potential/current) </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders combined strength is multiplied: </li></ul><ul><li>Because the more people you lead the more leaders you need: </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Jethro Principle: Exodus 18 <ul><li>Jethro rejoiced in what God had and was currently doing. (18:1-11) </li></ul><ul><li>Jethro understood that an appropriate response to the work of God was sacrifice and worship. (18:12) </li></ul><ul><li>Jethro was not afraid to ask questions about “how” ministry was being done or listen to with an open ear the reasons. (18:13-16) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Jethro Principle: Exodus 18 <ul><li>Jethro was not afraid to evaluate and honestly address issues. “What you are doing is not good.” (18:17-18) </li></ul><ul><li>Jethro didn’t just critique he offered an alternative plan. (18:19-23) </li></ul><ul><li>BUT, he didn’t demand it be accepted. (18:23) “If you do this and God commands it” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jethro’s Plan: <ul><li>“Select capable people … appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” The nation of Israel was to be divided up with leaders over seeing about 10 people each. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Creating a climate for potential leaders: <ul><li>Those who believe in our abilities do more than stimulate us—they create an atmosphere in which it becomes easier for us to succeed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Maxwell </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Creating a climate for potential leaders: <ul><li>Find or create momentum and feed it daily!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Model the leadership you desire to see developed in them!!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creating a climate for potential leaders: <ul><li>“Example is not the main thing in influencing others… it is the only thing.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Albert Schweitzer </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Creating a climate for potential leaders: <ul><li>Take 3 minutes and think about the past 30 days. What do the actions of the potential leaders around you reveal about your leadership? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Creating a climate for potential leaders: <ul><li>Daily doses of the 101% principle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… the more 101 you use, the more you will have to give away. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide growth opportunities </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dictators vs Facilitators: <ul><li>Hoard decisions vs Push decisions down line. </li></ul><ul><li>Make decisions alone or restrict them to an elite group. vs Involve others as much as possible in key decisions and give people space to make those decisions. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Dictators vs Facilitators: <ul><li>View truth and wisdom as their domain since they are the leaders. Vs View truth and wisdom as being accessible to everyone throughout the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise their workers with edicts from above. Vs Let those responsible decide how the jobs will be done. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Dictators vs Facilitators: <ul><li>Guard their own interests. Vs Serve everyone’s interest by developing people. </li></ul><ul><li>Take for themselves. Vs Give to the organization. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Creating a climate for potential leaders <ul><li>Think Big for them – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Henry Drummond </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Creating a climate for potential leaders <ul><li>Make the hard decisions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should they be Trained, Transferred or Terminated? </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Summary: <ul><li>Find or create momentum and feed it daily!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Model the leadership you desire to see developed in them!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Daily doses of the 101% principle </li></ul><ul><li>Provide growth opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Think Big for them – </li></ul><ul><li>Make the hard decisions: </li></ul>
  19. 19. Key to providing a climate where potential leaders can grow starts with you!
  20. 20. Ask yourself: <ul><li>Do I have a game plan for my own personal growth? Yes No </li></ul><ul><li>Am I the leader of that plan? Yes No </li></ul><ul><li>Am I willing to change to keep growing, even if it means giving up my current position, if I am not experiencing growth? Yes No </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ask yourself: <ul><li>Is my life an example for others to follow? Yes No </li></ul><ul><li>Am I willing to pay the price to become a great leader? Yes No </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Most of the significant things done in the world were done by persons who were either too busy or too sick to do them.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Maxwell </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Nurturing Potential Leaders: <ul><li>B – Believe in them </li></ul><ul><li>E – Encourage them </li></ul><ul><li>S – Share with them </li></ul><ul><li>T – Trust them </li></ul>
  23. 23. Equipping Potential Leaders: <ul><li>The equipper is a model </li></ul><ul><li>The equipper is a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>And the equipper is an empowerer </li></ul>
  24. 24. Equipping Potential Leaders: <ul><li>Answer these questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the statement of purpose for the organization? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the primary need of the organization? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there training in place to meet that need? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What areas within the organization have the greatest growth potential? </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Equipping Essentials: <ul><li>Develop a personal relationship w/ the people you equip. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your dream (all good leaders have a dream – all great leaders share it) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for commitment. (This is where the rubber meets the road) There’s a big difference between interest and commitment. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Equipping Essentials: <ul><li>Set goals for Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate the fundamentals </li></ul>
  27. 27. 5 step process for equipping: <ul><li>I do, you watch, we talk </li></ul><ul><li>I do, you help, we talk </li></ul><ul><li>You do, I help, we talk </li></ul><ul><li>You do, I watch, we talk </li></ul><ul><li>We both repeat steps 1-4 with another. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Developing Potential Leaders: <ul><li>To Develop someone is to invest in them for their personal growth and it’s hard work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St. Paul (Gal 4:19) </li></ul></ul></ul>

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