Wednesday, December 24, 2008

5 Leadership Intangibles

a Biblical thought...
After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world." Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. (John 6:14-15)

a Book thought...
The world will be changed by men and women who sit daily at the feet of Jesus, listening to His Word. (p189 Cordeiro)
a Dave thought...from Dan Reiland

They don't normally find their way into a book, seminar or mentoring session but make up the critical difference in leadership.

It means you show up 100% engaged and in the game. You translate the leadership passion in your heart to the people in the room for the sake of the mission, regardless of the size of the room or how many people are in it. This is more about intensity as a leader rather than being an intense leader.

Leaders who are high in intuition pay attention. They are observant and understand how to connect the dots. They are good students of human nature and can read the vibe of a room. They are the opposite of clueless. They know what is going on and rarely miss much.

There are many highly gifted people who have a negative presence. They take energy and life out of a room when they walk in. They are emotionally needy or simply narcissistic and require everyone's attention. You can be an average to above average leader with great confidence and your presence will rise dramatically. Confidence comes from a number of things, but primarily from listening to God and putting to practice what He tells you

Leaders think differently than non-leaders and their life reflects it. If you take the time to write out your thoughts, what you learned, the mistakes you made, and what you want to achieve in the year ahead, you have just separated yourself from the pack.

You will never lead well if you don't know what you want. If you don't know what you want, you don't know where you are going and you therefore lack the passion to get there.

I encourage you to analyse how you are doing in these 5 areas and look at ways of improving the weaker areas of your leadership style.

Just a thought.

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