Directing – Leaders provide specific directions about roles and goals and closely track performance in order to provide frequent feedback on results.
Coaching – Leaders explain why solicit suggestions, praise progress that is approximately right, but continue to direct task accomplishment
Supporting – Leaders facilitate interaction with others, listen to people, draw them out, encourage them, but provide little direction.
Delegating – Leaders empower their people to act independently with appropriate resources to get the job done.
Success Formula - Leadership
The combination of DESIRE, EFFORT, PLANNING and
PERSEVERANCE always work their magic. It’s not a
matter of whether the formula works for a person, it’s a
matter of whether a person works the system!
•Start with Why
•Others centric or self-centered?
•Belief – Yours or others?
•Personal & Professional Development
•Growth & Change
•Discipline vs. Neglect
- Focus on Work
- Task focused
- Authority from company
- Has subordinates that do as they are told
- Positional & Transactional
- Get things done within constraints of time &
What’s the Difference? – Short List
- Focus on people
- Requires followers, not employees
- Seeks vision
- Gives credit instead of takes credit
- Transforms instead of transacts
- Permission based
Leadership and Management are not mutually exclusive terms as
there are many similarities and dependencies. They are somewhat
How do we apply characteristics of each to our current role?
First we must
Are you the
best leader you
1. Why do I want to be a leader?
2. What are my goals for leading others?
3. What am I doing to become a better leader?
4. Am I others-centric or self-centered?
5. What is my style of leadership?
6. What is my current level of leadership? (5 Levels of Leadership)
Leadership – Self Assessment
7. What are some of the challenges I face as a leader?
8. What are the outcomes I desire in leading others?
9. Do I treat my team as subordinates or followers?
10. Am I worthy of being followed?
11. Would I follow me?
12. Who is my role model as a leader?
Don’t rely just on your own perspective, but get an
accountability partner to be real with you and provide
support and encouragement as you strive to be a better
Directing – high direction, low support Coaching – high direction, high support
Supporting – high support, low direction Delegating – low support, low direction
Four Leadership Styles
He who is GREATEST among you shall be your
SERVANT. And whoever EXALTS himself will be
HUMBLED, and he who HUMBLES himself will be
Matthew 23:11-12 (NKJV)
Effective leadership starts on the inside.
Are you a servant leader or a self-serving leader?
When our HEARTS, HEADS, HANDS and HABITS are
aligned, extraordinary levels of LOYALTY, TRUST, and
PRODUCTIVITY will result.
What are your GOALS for Leadership/Leading?
1. Leading yourself?
2. Leading your family?
3. Leading others?
4. Leading in your community?
5. Leading in your church?
6. Leading in your business?
The key to becoming an
effective leader is not to
focus on making other
people follow you, but on
making yourself the kind
of person they want to
You must prepare yourself
to become a leader
because there will be
A different approach to
development may be
required to become the
leader you desire!
• Let go of your EGO!
• Build positive
relationships based on
trust and value.
• Work with EXCELLENCE
• Rely on DISCIPLINE, not
• Make adding VALUE your
• Give your power away.
We set young leaders up to FALL if we encourage them to
envision what they can do before they consider the kind of
person they should be.
- R. Ruth Barton
1. Understand the 7 Pillars of
2. Read the books!
3. Pray for focus and insight each
time you read
4. As you encounter “Aha!”
moments that challenge your
leadership behaviors and
motives, stop and ask yourself
how you can realign your
5. Keep a journal of your “Aha!”
ideas and action steps
6. Review your progress regularly
A leader is one who KNOWS
the way, GOES the way, and
SHOWS the way.
5 Levels of Leadership
Level 1 = Position
Lowest Level of
comes with the
Position is a
Relies on rules,
Anyone can be
in this position
Level 2 = Permission
Can like people without leading them, but you cannot lead people without liking them
Begin to develop influence based on trust
People follow because they want to
Based on Relationships
Level 3 = Production
that make a
Level 4 = People Development
Production wins games, but People Development wins championships
Develop them to become leaders
Invest in followers
Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower!
Level 5 = Pinnacle
high level of
people to be
level 4 leaders
who they are
and what they
Wrap Up/Next Steps
• Learn the “Formula for Success”
• Create your plan for success
• Solidify your WHY/Desire
• What is your plan for CHANGE & GROWTH?
• Get an accountability partner
• Don’t procrastinate
• Stop It!–Whatever is holding you back!
“The Servant Leader – Ken Blanchard
“The Right to Lead” – John Maxwell
“Leaders Eat Last” – Simon Sinek
”Strength Based Leadership” – Tom Rath
“Boundaries for Leaders” – Dr. Henry Cloud
“The 5 Levels of Leadership” - John Maxwell