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?

9 Fresh Approaches To Innovation That Can Change Everything

Carey Nieuwhof is one of the sharpest church leaders and spending time with some of the brightest Silicon Valley leaders, it’s obvious in this blog post that he’s got some game changing things to share. Especially in a day when “adaptive leadership” and “experimentation” are key leadership concepts, these fresh approaches will help drive your innovation.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of these approaches was a surprising idea to you?
  2. Which of these ideas could you apply now to an area of your ministry or congregation?

8 Ways to Stay Relevant, Expand Your Skills, and Thrive

This blog post by Michael Hyatt, subtitled, 8 Ways to Stay Relevant, Expand Your Skills, and Thrive will give you lots of excellent suggestions about how to grow as a leader. Hyatt writes for a more secular audience, but writes from a Christian perspective and for years has offered numerous free resources, including this one that helped me create my blog.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of these skills spoke to you most?
  2. How could you apply one of these skills to your ministry right now?