• Rev Dr Lester Williams

    As a pastor in leadership I learned the value of planning meetings. I had a great mentor. Rev Dr Phil Levin was my senior pastor and I his associate of youth. He had weekly staff meetings. They were brief and organized. There was one thing that he did that always impressed me. Rev Dr Phil Levin was, by his words, a servant leader. Even in leading a meeting this was made clear. He would make and serve breakfast to the staff for every meeting. His example of servant leader and time usage combined to teach me much. I am glad that you wrote this article as so many do not follow your direction.

  • When working with staff members that like to talk a lot about things that they probably won’t do, what do you suggest? Should I call them out saying, “I know that is an idea you have, but are you going to actually follow through?” Or, should I just sit back and listen?