October 19, 2013
- Law #16: The Law of The Big MO, Momentum Is a Leaders Best Friend (Txtbk: pg. 193)
- Law #20: The Law of Explosive Growth, To Add Growth, Lead Followers, To Multiply Growth, Lead Leaders (Txtbk: pg. 245)
- Law #15: The Law of Victory, Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win (Txtbk: pg. 179)
OCTOBER 20, 2012
We developed our “large-group” agenda to explore:
1.) Law of Magnetism — “Leaders attract people like themselves. Who you are is who you attract.”
2.) Law of The Inner Circle — “A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.”
3.) Law of Sacrifice — “A leader must give up to go up. Successful leaders must maintain an attitude of sacrifice to turn around an organization.”
Addition ~ Connection ~ Picture
The June 16 leadership training session focused on these three laws. Would you be interested in a workshop on Law 17: The Law of Priorities? If yes, see the Read More section below. See all the videos on our YouTube channel; below, Minister Tori talks about Connection:
(5). Law of Addition – leaders add value by serving others | Maxwell says we add value when we value others, when we make ourselves more valuable to others, and when we know and relate to what others value. What’s your experience in this area? If you want to improve in this area, you can practice doing small acts of service for others without seeking credit or recognition for them, and then continue until you no longer resent doing them. * Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 on how well you relate to the values of people close to you. If you can’t articulate what someone values, then spend more time with that person in order to improve.
(10). Law of Connection – leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand | Maxwell says that there are eight steps to connection:
- Connect with yourself
- Communicate with openness and sincerity
- Know your audience
- Live your message
- Go to where they are
- Focus on them, not yourself
- Believe in them
- Offer direction and hope
Remember: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
(13). Law of the Picture – people do what people see. Consider these points:
- Followers are always watching what you do
- It’s easier to teach what’s right than to do what’s right
- We should work on changing ourselves before trying to improve others
- According to workers surveyed, the most valuable gift a leader can give is being a good example
Mission provides purpose, answering “why?” Vision provides a picture, answering “what?” Strategy provides a plan, answering “how?”
If you want to improve your alignment with the Law of Picture, list three to five things you wish your people did better than they currently do. Now, grade your performance on them. If your self-scores are low, then you need to change your behavior. If your scores are high, then you need to make your example more visible to your people.
(17.) Law of Priorities – leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment. We need to learn the difference. “A leader is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells “Wrong Jungle!”” (p176). If you want to improve in this area, three questions are important:
- What is required?
- What gives the greatest return?
- What brings the greatest reward?
List your answers to the above three questions, and then delegate or eliminate things from your life that weren’t listed.
Process ~ Intuition ~ Timing!
The April 7 leadership training session focused on these three laws. Homework for Timing is Ester 4:13-14, Ecclesiastes 3:1 and John 4:35. See all the videos on our YouTube channel; below, Elder Harold talks about Intuition:
Promotional Steps for Ministry Leaders:
Thanks for embracing the new direction (see reactions). All ministries now have up to 3-minutes, on two consecutive Sundays, to engage the Body in the work of their ministry (schedule your two-week segment). Kick up your leadership by taking the “Maxwell Leadership Lid Assessment.” These four simple steps will get you lifting:
- Rate yourself as a leader on a scale of 1 to 10 (for example: 1=poor leader, ministry stumbling . . . 10=dynamic, innovative leader with a highly successful “franchise”).
- Does your ministry team agree with your self-assessment? You have to ask them to know for sure; please don’t guess or assume.
- What’s your plan to increase your lid (no matter how you scored yourself)?
- What’s your plan to increase the lid of those who serve with you?
Group One Leaders: Please email Elder J. K. if you have any questions or would like to discuss your work plans or promo segment.
Telling us what you think is easy . . .
Our Maxwell Leaders spin-off group sent a 10-question survey to In Christ Leaders. Please complete that survey (it only takes a few minutes) and be sure to print out the reward coupon.
Have you taken the mini survey below? It was originally emailed to leaders over the summer (July 1).
- Would you like to perform a “Lid Assessment” based on what you saw in
the DVD on Law #1?
- Would you like the option of continuing to learn about Maxwell’s “The 21
Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” once or twice or so, during the summer if it is
not time consuming?
- If you would like to meet (even once), would you like to meet over a
meal or just skip the meal?
- In October, for the last session for 2011, which four laws would you
most like to cover? Optional question: Why did you pick those
The Process of Integrity
Having integrity means consistently acting on what you believe is right. Pastor Breedlove asked the leaders to identify three parts of the process of integrity (noted below) at work in Daniel chapters 3 and 6, and to consider how these processes are at work in our 21st Century world.
A. Discerning what is right and what is wrong.
B. Acting on what you have discerned, even at a great personal cost.
C. Saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right and wrong.
Using small group and peer-to-peer teaching, the leaders divided into two groups, took turns reading the Scriptures of their assigned chapter, and then discussed the three parts of the process of integrity they had observed. Listen in as Minister Tori Matthews-Roberson clarifies a point (with apologies for the background noise of the other group).
Integrity in Leadership
This weekend our second session will continue the study of integrity as Pastor returns to Daniel, chapters 3 and 6. Be ready for a slight change in his teaching methodology!
We will also introduce (or re-introduce as the case may be) material from John Maxwell’s book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. If you have the book, please bring it. If not, you can read some of it online. Here also is a 21 Laws summary (prepared by the Naval Academy for new cadets; it’s one of three required readings). Leader Guides have been copied for all participants and will be distributed; and you can expect a video highlight of Maxwell expounding on a few of the laws. LPT prays that God increase your capacity as you come prepared to receive, share and renew your mind and ministry!
Welcome to Advancing Leadership for “The New Man”!
Our 2011 leadership advance built on the solid ground established over five years of careful preparation. We introduced two concepts: peer leadership and data-driven training. Listen to the teachings and the panelists.
Pastor’s 2011 foundation Scripture is Proverbs 11:3. His teaching centered around “the New Man” who is guided by his integrity as exampled by Daniel and his three friends. Share your thoughts about chapter 3 and chapter 6.
We just scratched the surface of our goal to assess our leadership strengths and areas of opportunity to apply learning. Leaders raised interesting questions and pointed to areas of leadership they would like to explore. Please continue to think about, and blog, your SIIO (skills, ideas, inspiration, other) leadership-related questions including but not limited to:
- How does one connect to the church mission and target an audience to develop and share a vision for a specific ministry?
- How does one establish, evaluate and reach ministry goals?
- How can I better promote our ministry work within and/or outside of the Body at In Christ?
- How do I know if I’m an effective (Spirit-led) leader and how can I duplicate myself?
- Can meetings, and team building, be fun and effective?
- How can I get help with my ministry budgeting?
- How do you engage new members?
- Is there a reason to do cross-ministry training?
- How can I prepare my ministry for the increase coming with the expansion?
- Is mentoring available for me or leadership training for other ministry team members?
- How can I better balance leadership and everything else on my plate?
- What is leadership training supposed to accomplish?
Also, if there is something you believe would be helpful to you as a leader that we are not currently doing, please offer your suggestion now. We encourage you to “buy-in” with a question, best practice or other suggestion. It continues to be really your training!