Lead Well

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I’VE HEARD IT SAID THAT THE ONLY WAY TO CLIMB MT. EVEREST IS ONE STEP AT A TIME. I love this idea, thousands of seemingly independent strides, intertwined together, transporting you 29,029 feet above sea level to a view that most of us will never have in person. Over the past few months, as I’ve reflected on all of the simple concepts and decisions that go into leading well I’ve wondered about the men and women who have stood atop the highest peak on Earth. What drove them upwards through the cold? What yearning was strong enough to cast aside […]

Qualities of a Great Team Leader (part 5 of 6)

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Qualities of Great Team Leaders (part 5 of 6)   Almost there people.  It’s only taken me a month to get to the 5th and 6th qualities on our list.  Here’s a reminder of the list of 10 qualities of a great leader:   1. Leverage Influence for the team 2. Approachable 3. Solid Grip on Reality 4. Relational 5. Consistent 6. Calm/Stable 7. Release Ownership 8. Self-Aware 9. Trustworthy 10. Respected   7. Release Ownership   Almost every time I have talked with leaders who have left a job, ministry or team because of the “boss”, they will mention […]

Qualities of a Great Team Leader (part 4 of 6)

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Today I want to talk about the 5th and 6th qualities on our list.  Here’s a reminder of the list of 10 qualities of a great leader:   1. Leverage Influence for the team 2. Approachable 3. Solid Grip on Reality 4. Relational 5. Consistent 6. Calm/Stable 7. Release Ownership 8. Self-Aware 9. Trustworthy 10. Respected     5. Consistent   The definition of consistent is simple…Unchanging in achievement or effect over a period of time.  Another way to say this would also be integrity.  My southern, simple version is this: What you see is what you get.  There are obviously times when you […]

Qualities of a Great Leader (part 3 of 6)

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  Today I want to talk about the 3rd and 4th qualities on our list.  Here’s a reminder of the list of 10 qualities of a great leader: 1. Leverage Influence for the team 2. Approachable 3. Solid Grip on Reality 4. Relational 5. Consistent 6. Calm/Stable 7. Release Ownership 8. Self-Aware 9. Trustworthy 10. Respected   3. Solid Grip on Reality This is such an important characteristic for team leaders.  We can all think back to a former or current team leader who has Reality Depravation (see Steve Jobs biography for a more in depth understanding of this term). […]

Qualities of a Great Team Leader (Part 2 of 6)

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Today I want to talk about the first two qualities on our list.  Here’s a reminder of the 10 qualities of a great leader: 1. Leverage Influence for the team 2. Approachable 3. Solid Grip on Reality 4. Relational 5. Consistent 6. Calm/Stable 7. Release Ownership 8. Self-Aware 9. Trustworthy 10. Respected 1.  Leverage Influence for the team Let’s start with how great team leaders leverage their influence for the sake of those around them.  In his recent 8 part series called Follow, Andy Stanley outlined the importance of this in the 7th part of the series (check it out here.) […]