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Christian Leadership: A Leadership Training and Values Formation


daniel xenon ngujo

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Christian Leadership: A Leadership Training and Values Formation

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP -Christian leadership is rooted from the life of Jesus who shows the way to the Father. A leader who respects the dignity of the person and who liberates the lowly from oppression and slavery. A Relationship Therefore, the leader and the members should work together to achieve the vision-mission of the organization. Ideally, a leader is somebody who looks for the good and the development of his constituents or members. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr On the other hand, the members help/ support the leader for the development of the organization. Thus, leadership is a reciprocal process between those who choose to lead and those who choose to follow. Leadership is a performing art-a collection of practices and behaviors- not a position. And constituents don’t willingly follow positions; they follow people who engage in a process. And people don’t get extraordinary things done unless they have the will to do so.
Excellence rises from within; it can’t be imposed from without
Thus, leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.
-The Top Qualities People Look for in a Leader
HONESTY -We want to know the person is being truthful, ethical, and principled. We want to be fully confident of the integrity of our leaders, whatever the context.
-Consistency between word and deed is how we judge someone to be honest. If leaders espouse one set of values but personally practice another, we find them to be duplicitous. HONESTY VS. VALUES AND ETHICS -We appreciate people who take a stand on important principles
-Confusion over where the leader stands creates stress; not knowing the leader’s beliefs contributes to conflict, indecision, and political rivalry.
-We simply don’t trust persons who won’t trust others that won’t tell us their values, ethics, and standards.
BEING FORWARD-LOOKING We expect our leaders to have a sense of direction and a concern for the future of the organization.
-Therefore, leaders must know where they’re going if they expect others to willingly join them on the journey
BEING INSPIRING -We also expect our leaders to be enthusiastic, energetic, and positive about the future.
-A leader must be able to communicate the vision in ways that encourage us to sign on for the duration.
BEING COMPETENT -To enlist in another’s cause, we must believe that the person is competent to guide us where we are headed.
-We must see the leader as capable and effective.
PATIENCE I am not failure, Patient Leadership uses failure as another opportunity to achieve greatness. If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up. HUMBLE It is a servant leadership. Humility in leadership entails a person's honest and open assessment of their own abilities, and the contribution of and relationships with others. Being humble does not in any way imply that we doubt our own abilities, nor refrain from asserting our ideas, nor boldly charge forward. Humble leadership requires great strength of character, and it can produce even greater results for the leader and the people under their charge. CREDIBILITY We must be able to believe in our leaders. We must believe that their word can be trusted, that they’ll do what they say, that they’re personally excited and enthusiastic about the direction which we’re headed, and that they have the knowledge and skill to lead. THE LAW:
-If we don’t believe in the messenger, we won’t believe the message.
SEAMLESS AND SYSTEMATIC CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ... small 1. DISCERN-CONCERN Discern: Always seek to find, fulfill, and focus on God’s will in all phases of leadership.
Concern: Listen to the community’s deepest needs and concerns, identifying opportunities and challenges the yield.
2. ARTICULATE-PROPAGATE Articulate: Express the vision and mission clear, simple, and persuasive terms that appeal to both head and heart.
Propagate: Continuously propagate the vision and mission as widely as possible using the most effective means available. 3. COALITION-FORMATION Coalition: Gather leaders who have power to lead the change effort. Bond the leaders to work together as a team.
Formation: Form the coalition of leaders in the area of vision, motivation, and skills. 4. STRATEGIZE-ORGANIZE Strategize: With the participation of those who will implement them, keeping always focused on the vision-mission, for a plan that is broken down into concrete objectives and goals that are challenging but attainable.
Organize: Divide the work into manageable activities and jobs grouping them into an organization structure. 5. DELEGATE-MOTIVATE Delegate: Give leaders and members the responsibility and corresponding authority for ministry appropriate for their level of motivation and competence.
Motivate: Through relationship and communication to and from superiors, subordinates and colleagues, make a team out of the people responsible fro various jobs.
6. EMPOWER-EQUIP Empower: Get rid of obstacle such as conditions, systems or procedures that undermine the change vision. Encourage risk taking and non-traditional ideas, activities, and action.
Equip: Provide members engage in ministry opportunities for continuing growth in the areas of vision, motivation, skills, and resources. 7. EVALUATE-CELEBRATE Evaluate: Regularly monitor and evaluate ministries, programs, activities and personnel so that feed back becomes normal, neutral, and natural.
Celebrate: Celebrate small and big wins and appropriately affirm the people or groups responsible. 8. CONSOLIDATE-INNOVATE Consolidate: Used the increased credibility to anchor the effective methods and systems and to get rid of what doesn’t fit.
Innovate: Be creative to find and experiment with better ways of building community and doing ministry. THANK YOU
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