A Healthy Leader is like a magnifying glass. By focusing the power of the sun, a magnifying glass dramatically increases its influence. Similarly, a healthy leader will accomplish far more by focusing on a process of continual improvement.
Healthy leaders lead living organisms. They lead the Vision, Mission and Values while their individual personalities influence their performance and that of others. These factors need to work together for God’s glory. Your church cannot be led over the long run, without monitoring performance and since any organizational change starts at the top, each leader must monitor their personal performance.
Here are few questions Healthy Leaders ask themselves.
1. Did I demonstrate my commitment to my church, business, or work vision, mission and values today?
2. Do I work to monitor results and ensure a balance between ensuring quality, cost and time effectiveness?
3. Do I actively share positive and negative issues?
4. Do all our programs, staff and volunteers work in alignment; leading to the Vision of the church?
5. Do your Leadership decisions support the staff and volunteers who lead programs, giving clear direction and support, allowing them to work without further interference?
6. Do your daily decisions demonstrate God’s love to your community and are they the eyes and ears of the church?
7. Are you an effective prayer warrior for your Ministry staff and church?
8. At the end of each day, consider if you have kept your Agenda focused on, ‘keeping the main thing the main thing’ driving toward the desired future?
Leaders, “Now it’s up to you. Be on your toes-both for yourselves, (your work) and your congregation of sheep. (Acts 20:28 MSG)
Leadership is a continual process of monitoring our lives, decisions and activities, leading to God’s glory.
Yours in Service,
Laurie D. Kennedy
Author of Leadership is Devotions for Servant Leaders (Amazon)