Church Leader Tool: Your Leadership Edge-Part 4

This fourth and final video explores the skills to Skillfully Intervene,  the fourth part of the excellent book, Your Leadership Edge: Lead Anytime, Anywhere.

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

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of these six chapters is your growing edge when skillfully intervening?
  2. How can you incorporate one of these ideas into a current leadership challenge you are experiencing?

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?

​How Great Leaders Inspire Action

This TED talk by Simon Sinek is one of the most popular because it points out the incredible importance of, “Why?” Although important in any organization, church leaders always need to lead from the “Why” because ours is life transforming!

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Can you clearly articulate the “Why” of your faith and ministry?
  2. How can you more clearly connect your “why” with the “how” and “what” of your ministry?

John Auger on Change (2 of 2)

A second interview with Delaware-Maryland Synod Vice President on the topic of change, this time talking about John’s personal philosophy of change, some thoughts about the book “Switch” and changes coming for our synod.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What did John share that challenged your view of change?
  2. In what ways could you apply John’s thoughts on change to your ministry or organization?