We all want to lead well. There’s a lot of talk about leadership, and rightly so. We often quote John Maxwell on this blog, who says that:
everything rises and falls on leadership.”
I believe that’s true, not just because it’s a great statement to believe, but because I’ve seen it in action for nearly 25 years leading in Children’s & Family Ministry.
But we often forget, or at least minimize, the place of good management. Good leadership requires good management. And it starts with you and me effectively managing ourselves.
I believe there are at least 3 critical areas that leaders must manage in order to lead well, and they are all connected. These 3 areas are:
It’s been said that, in order to see a person’s real priorities, all you have to do is look at how they spend their money and how they spend their time. There’s a lot of value to that statement. The difference for the leader is this: money can be replaced, but time cannot. As the leader, how you spend your time carries a “trickle down” effect to those you are leading. So it’s critical that leaders identify their priorities…Continue Reading