Your Leadership Edge: Part 1

Learn four skills that will take your leadership to the next level! This video summary of the first skill, “Diagnose Situation” is from Your Leadership Edge: Lead Anytime, Anywhere, a short, but wonderful book.

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Go deeper by buying the book! You would also enjoy the Your Leadership Edge Website.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the six “Diagnose Situation” elements are ones you forget to include as you diagnose?
  2. How can you include these six elements in a leadership situation you are currently working on?

Leading Change from the Inside Out

It’s a basic leadership desire to make things better, but how to go about the process in a way that is successful while including and validating others? This teaching video gives a number of practical principles about how to lead change effectively.

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Go deeper by listening to Simon Sinek’s full Ted Talk, or by reading John Kotter’s books Leading Change, A Sence of Urgency or The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations. And also Carey Nieuwhof’s book Leading Change Without Losing It: Five Strategies That Can Revolutionize How You Lead Change When Facing Opposition.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is a change you are currently in the midst of or that is coming soon to which you could apply these principles?
  2. One is one specific improvement you will make to a current change project that you are currently in or that is coming soon?

10 Reasons Americans Go to Church — And 9 Reasons They Don’t

As our congregations are cycling up for the school year, this CNN report on a recent Pew Research Center study has much to challenge and encourage our church leadership!

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one way your congregation can grow the number one reason people attend church, “To become closer to God?”
  2. What is one practical thing your congregation can do to combat one or more of the reasons why people do not attend worship?

Interview with the “Nones”

In this interview with Pastor Fred Lehr he shares about some interviews he did with seven “None” students. What he learned and shared will help all church leaders as we interact with more and more of those that identify as “None!”

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Go deeper with Becoming a 21st-Century Church: A Transformational Manual by Fred Lehr and They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations by Dan Kimball

Discussion Questions:

  1. As you listened to the things Fred learned, what struck you the most?
  2. What area of your ministry or personal interaction with others needs to change after listening to this interview?