Church Leadership And Infrastructure Development

Are Truly Great “Leaders” Really Hard To Find?

Leadership Fundamentals Post Are Truly Great Leaders Really Hard To Find?

Leadership boils down to what we do, not the results of a spiritual gifts assessment or Myers-Briggs survey. These are good tools to help evaluate an individual and their leadership “potential,” but they do not tell us whether or not a person is great at leadership. Going to school, no matter how advanced the degree(s) or prestigious the school, doesn’t make a person a great leader.

Truly great leadership is about putting others first with your actions. It’s about creating a culture that treats people with respect and encourages them to take risks. It’s about creating a culture that fundamentally supports the actions of people, success or failure.

As I saw recently on the back of a church van, “Less talk, more walk!” I loved it!

What are the fundamentals of great leadership?

Over the past few years I’ve put my thoughts on the fundamentals of great leadership in writing. Here’s a list of links to those posts. Read, consider, and comment. I’m interested in hearing what you think about these fundamentals and what you might add to the list.

  1. Don’t Play the Blame Game
  2. Be Optimistic
  3. Developing Infrastructure is Critical
  4. Eliminate Fear from the Organization
  5. “They” is We
  6. Lead From the Front
  7. Accessibility
  8. Consistency

Can you think of a number 9 or 10? I’m interested in your comments. If you have something to add post a comment!

Related Posts:

“Out Of The Crisis”
Deming Says To “Adopt And Institute Leadership”
Lack Of Infrastructure Is A Leadership Issue
Leadership And Vision-Casting

Staff Policy Manual Disability Accommodation

Staff Policy Manual - Feature Image

YOUR CHURCH fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The church is also committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Therefore, all employment practices and activities are … [Continue reading]

Your CMS Isn’t Supposed To “Pay The Bills”

CCB Logo Image - Feature Image

I finally started to "get it" during a recent telephone conversation. My posts over the last year or more on the topic of Church Management Software (CMS) have resulted in many inquiries from readers who are making CMS selection decisions. For the … [Continue reading]

Staff Policy Manual Equal Employment Opportunity

Staff Policy Manual - Feature Image

To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all staff, YOUR CHURCH makes employment decisions based on staff member performance, qualifications, abilities, and gifting. The church does not discriminate in employment opportunities or … [Continue reading]

A Conference Call In Real Life

A Conference Call In Real Life - Feature Image

As I posted a few days ago, I recently traveled to Atlanta to volunteer at the Catalyst Conference. While I was serving one of the days of the conference, a fellow volunteer shared a pretty funny Tripp and Tyler video (promoting Leadercast Live) with … [Continue reading]