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Volume 59: Encouragement is 51% of Leadership

February 2019

This month’s eLEAD theme is one of the top characteristics of leadership effectiveness as identified by Towers Watson.  This month the focus is to encourage and empower others to take ownership. 
 
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24


ENCOURAGEMENT IS 51% OF LEADERSHIP

By Leesa Childress Sluder, member of the Leadership Development Committee and Professional Coach with the Davidson Clergy Center

After almost a decade of coaching clergy (and getting to work with about 150 clergy over the years), one of the greatest joys of this work is to see the light bulb go off after I ask a question about their leadership behavior.  My observation is that often the person was doing a fantastic job encouraging and empowering others, but needed a “mirror” from someone else to notice it...MORE


IGNITING YOUR HUMAN POTENTIAL WITH SCIENCE

Leesa references Dr. Cindi Ackrill and her work with developing resilience for yourself and your leaders… MORE


YOUR JOB IS TO DEVELOP PEOPLE

Retired Army Lt. Gen. James Dubik: “Your job is to develop people.” In the Army, every senior officer is expected to train people two levels below and to know the mindset of those two levels above, says a retired general and Catholic lay leader. The same leadership model works in the church...MORE


ENNEAGRAM SERIES

The Enneagram is a tool for personal and collective transformation. The Enneagram model represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Once persons understand themselves better, they feel more empowered to lead and serve. This upcoming retreat in June is on the spiritual renewal menu and would help you understand the enneagram better... MORE


THE GALLUPS STRENGTHS CENTER

 Another tool for self-awareness and affirmation is the Gallup Strengths Finder.  This tool is used often to enable others to live out of their strengths. Strengths help people to connect in ways that bring joy and fulfillment… MORE


SPIRITUAL RENEWAL GRANT FOR WNC CLERGY AND LAY MINISTRY PROFESSIONALS

It is hard to encourage and empower others when your own life feels depleted.  The WNC Leadership Development Team is offering a menu of spiritual renewal opportunities, with $500 scholarships available to clergy and ministry professionalsMORE


Contact Kim Ingram to share your story of leadership development and learning (success or failures welcome!).


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PREVIOUS eLEAD TOPICS

Conflict Resolutions (January 2019)

Best of 2018 (December 2018)

Partnerships (November 2018)

Effective Leaders in Ministry (October 2018)

The Heart of Leadership - A Spiritual Bedrock(September 2018)

Equipping Leaders (August 2018) Agile Leadership (July 2018)

Cultural Disruption Strategies (June 2018)

Providing Leadership in Ministry with Millennials (May 2018)

The Politics of Preaching (April 2018)

Engaging and Impacting Community (March 2018)

Spiritual Care (February 2018)

Developing Self-Awareness (January 2018)

Best of 2017 (December 2017)

Investing in the Dream (November 2017)

People-ing The Dream (October 2017)

Vision and Leadership (September 2017)

Developing a Small Group Culture (August 2017)

Stepping Away for Formation, Renewal, and Growth (July 2017)

Starting on the Right Foot (June 2017)

Transitions (May 2017)

Creating the Culture You Desire (April 2017)

Missional Engagement (March 2017)

 
 
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