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Leadership Development principles, tools and strategies, aligned with the mandate and model of Jesus Christ for building His Church.
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What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? How can you become a better leader, if not a great one, in this environment?

For decades, the answer to those questions has been “competencies,” a psychometric-based method of assessing and developing leader behavior. Organizations figure out the competencies that leaders need to be successful, help them develop those competencies, and then measure those competencies in the organization. Competencies represent a multibillion-dollar industry, where armies of management consultants enter with their competency libraries to help define the “right” collection of behaviors and attributes required for leaders to be successful.

 

The problem is that this logic is inconsistent with how work actually gets done. Leadership does not happen in a vacuum; leaders are always acting within a larger organizational and social context. A leader who possesses the “right” competencies has no assurance of success;


Via David Hain
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I like the insight provide by this article regarding the value of key routines in establishing the success of leaders. I'm not sure I agree with the implication that focus on competencies is, by contrast, not important. I don't think this is an "either/or" observation -- more like an "and." Focus on developing competencies AND routines for maximum success.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 13, 2015 8:17 AM

Is understanding routines they key to instilling superior leadership habits?  HBR

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 13, 2015 1:05 PM

Some interesting insights for all leaders.  Thanks for sharing David Hain. What do you think?

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Four Warning Signs You're Suffering from "Truth Decay"

Four Warning Signs You're Suffering from "Truth Decay" | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
Hey Leader, can you identify the truth when you see or hear it? Can you tell when someone is lying to you? Do you think that telling "little white lies" are okay to do if you do it for good reasons...
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Winston Churchill once pointed out that people occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

The great American author and humorist, Mark Twain, opined that many people must regard truth as their most valuable possession since they were very economical in its use.

 

Ephesians 5:8 - For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.

 

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Five Stages of Leadership – Hope (Part 5)

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The scrubby, pock-faced island once was an asylum for the insane. In another era, lepers tried to hack out survival on the gritty land 12 miles off Cape Town's coast.
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Here's a powerful profile of a leader who allowed gross injustices of daily cruelty, humiliation and deprivation to hone his intellect, endurance and leadership skills. Nelson Mandela became a leader who brought bright prospects to a deeply troubled nation and inspired people to genuine hope.

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10 Marks of a Missional Church

10 Marks of a Missional Church | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
Mark Driscoll: "The mission of the church is nothing less than to bring the entire world to Christian faith and maturity."
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Do these characteristics describe our church? If not, what will we do to be agents of reform?

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4 Vital Parts to Re-Producing Great Leaders

4 Vital Parts to Re-Producing Great Leaders | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
"It's time to make time count" That's the place we're in as a church.
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Listening Skills in Coaching – Encouraging Two-Way Communication | ReadyToManage

Listening Skills in Coaching – Encouraging Two-Way Communication | ReadyToManage | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it

If we are going to make disciples, as opposed to making church members, it means we'll need to build genuine RELATIONSHIPS with the people we are connecting with. The ability to listen deeply and authentically is a critical skill for true ministry.

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Group Decision Making – 7 Ways to Get Things Done

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You can learn a lot about a group or team of people by watching the way they make decisions. Here are 7 proven ways that groups can get things done.

How do we get things done in our churches and ministries? What dynamic characterizes our decision-making processes? 

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Helping Students Discover Their Potential In Your Youth Ministry (YMNews.com)

Our small group conversation had taken many paths this day. Honestly, I can't remember how it ended up here. All of a sudden a very animated Anthony blurts out, "I hate it when adults tell me I have potential." "Why?
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Ed Stetzer - Dealing with this "Mormon Moment": Cults, Truth, and Grace

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Ed Stetzer writes and speaks on theology, missiology, church planting, church revitalization, and church innovation.
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Free Christian Discipleship Resources | CoreDiscipleship.com

Free Christian Discipleship Resources | CoreDiscipleship.com | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
Free discipleship resources to help you make disciples.
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CoreDiscipleship's 3-Strand discipleship strategy; with focus on the Crowd (50+ people), the Cell group (5-16 people), and the Core group (3-4 people).

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To deacon or not to deacon

To deacon or not to deacon | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
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The conversations around "deacon" usually revolves around the issues of control and authority (e.g., "How much authority should a deacon have?") or gender ("Should women be deacons?") Using the description of Phoebe in Romans 16:1-2 as a starting point, this article notes that Phoebe is described as a "servant;" and the word is translated from the same Greek word translated elsewhere as "deacon." With this insight, we see that the term of "deacon" does not need to be limited to a title or an ecclesiastical role. ALL those interested in using their abilities, talents, gifts and situations in order to serve others may be said to be looking for opportunities to "deacon."

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Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed

Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
The conventional view that extroverts make the finest salespeople and leaders is so accepted that we’ve overlooked one teensy flaw: There’s almost no evidence it’s actually true.
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Not sure that I agree with the author's assumption that we, the readers, have it right; but his observations are consistent with the research that shows that the single biggest predictor of success is not personality or "style," but emotional intelligence. One's "EQ" reflects a combination of self-awareness and awareness of others, and the ability to use that awareness to build relationships.
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Ed Stetzer - Evangelicalism Now: Five Things Evangelicals Need to Face the Next 10 Years

Ed Stetzer - Evangelicalism Now: Five Things Evangelicals Need to Face the Next 10 Years | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
Ed Stetzer writes and speaks on theology, missiology, church planting, church revitalization, and church innovation.
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EXCELLENT touchpoints for the mandatory shift in strategic focus of our churches!

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8 Reasons Why Some Churches Never Grow - Do you agree? - Missional Outreach Network for the Missional Church

8 Reasons Why Some Churches Never Grow - Do you agree? - Missional Outreach Network for the Missional Church | Facilit8Success - In Ministry | Scoop.it
Here is a short excellent post from SermonCentral about why some churches never grow. Every one of these points is 'spot on !

1. The Vision Is Not Clear
If p…
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Excellent points. Makes for a very sobering diagnostic tool when working with a church that is struggling.

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Church Growth: It's all about the pastor

David Murrow writes a piece entitled “Church Growth: It's All About the Pastor.”  The points that he makes are absolutely in alignment with the thinking of many respected church growth experts.

But there's a fundamental flaw in the basic thesis of the article... Who says "Church Growth," as measured by attendance numbers, is the right metric of success for Christ's Bride? Certainly not Christ! (e.g., Mt 28:18-20; Jn 3:16)  And who established the pastor as the singular -- or even the central -- figure for the growth of the church? Again, certainly not Christ! (e.g., 2 Cor 5:17-20; Eph 4:4-16)

As we measure or assess the "success" of our ministries and ministry service, let's be sure that we're using the same standards and metrics that the Lord will use upon His return! (Mt 25:31-46)

 

 

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Why Listening Is the Master Skill | Building Personal Strength

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Inspiration, encouragement and wisdom - Personal development blog of Denny Coates, daily articles to help people grow stronger to deal with the challenges of work and life.

How can we truly listen to God if we don't know how to truly listen to one another?

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How To Be The Leader (and Not Just The Boss)

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 by Tom Harnish [OpenForum]Some people seem to think that their role as head honcho requires them to be autocratic—to be, in a word, “bossy.” While formal authority that comes with a position or title can be useful, it’s a limited tool.

Practicing principles of leadership vs demanding entitlements of hierarchy, is important in the business world, but ESSENTIAL in ministry leadership!

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“IF ______ WINS, AMERICA WILL GO DOWN THE TOILET” The Samo-Samo Again |

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Searching Together - Speaking the Truth in Love...

Paul told us in Ephesians 1:22-23 that Father has subjected everything under Christ’s feet, and given Him as Head over all things with reference to the ekklesia, which is His body, the fullness of the One filling all in all. Christ is ruling and directing everything in heaven and earth with reference to and for the sake of His bride. The focus of His passion is not earthly Israel, not America or any other created entity – but the apple of His eye, the ekklesia who continues His life and ministry in this age.

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