Leading Leaders: Learning

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Leaders are learners. Great leaders are perpetual learners, and retain much of what they learn. Let’s test this belief. How much do you remember from the first three parts of this series? Here is a recap. In the first three coaching sessions, we have covered critical areas of competency that leading leaders need to effectively lead leaders. We are using the text from 2 Timothy 2:1-7. See the full text at the end of this coaching. Summaries of the the first three coaching sessions: “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”

Leading Leaders: Focus

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When we think of a soldier, several things come to mind. There is a discipline needed to avoid getting distracted by things of this world, which lead us to ignoring those activities that have eternal significance. What are they? Relationships. Leaders often are overly focused on getting results, and not enough focused on building relationships. The key relationships we need to be build, in this order, are with God, ourselves, and those God has called us to serve. It takes a great deal of discipline to keep our focus on this, and not let the tryingly of the urgent keeps …

Leading Leaders: Suffering

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Grace was the topic of our last One Minute Coaching on the subject of Leading Leaders to Lead Leaders. We saw how critical it was for leaders to give other leaders grace. Likewise, leaders need to give themselves grace. Now, we turn our attention to suffering. Great leaders suffer because they: Do you suffer for being a leader? If so, why? If not, why not? Do you have hard choices to make that you are avoiding, that you know are the right ones, and that if you choose them will lead to suffering?

Leading Leaders: Grace

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The Biblical concept of leading leaders is found thorough the Old and New Testaments. The epitome of this is 2 Timothy 2:2, where Paul, Timothy’s mentor, provides Timothy with these words of wisdom. Often quoted, it is the example we have of replication and multiplication. Paul is charging Timothy to model his behavior. In general, we know the behavior to which Paul is referring – a holy walk with Christ. We are able to glean more specifics by examining the scriptures immediately before and after this famous passage for leading leaders. Timothy was certainly a leader. So we ask ourselves: …

Brainstorming: Stage 3

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As previously discussed, maintaining consensus is essential to the success of any brainstorming endeavor. In fact, brainstorming can be seen as a structured technique for helping a group reach consensus about virtually anything. Maintaining consensus requires a good deal of effort from everyone. It requires patience (especially during times when your group gets “stuck”) and open, honest communication among members. Even when all these ingredients are present, conflicts may still occur. Conflicts in and of themselves are not problematic, but a lack of conflict resolution can be quite damaging to the brainstorming process. Part of the facilitator’s role is to …