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Leadership Lessons

October 14, 2009

Ok, here is another one of the quotes that stood out to me last week. Charles Swindoll spoke about lessons he had learned in leadership over the years. His presentation was excellent. I thought it was interesting that although his style was different than most of the other presenters (he used several numbered lists to go through his points, whereas most other presenters stayed away from lists), everyone was taking notes. It just reminded me that no matter what your style, as long as you are true to yourself, have good content, and are passionate about the message, it communicates. And, he has been doing it for a few years!

He shared 5 leadership principles that I thought were insightful…

5 statements worth remembering during your leadership

1.   Whatever you do, do more with others and less alone. That builds accountability.

2.   Whenever you do it, emphasize quality, not quantity.

3.   Wherever you go, do it the same as if you were among those who know you best.

4.   Whoever may respond, keep a level head.

5.   However long you lead, keep on dripping with gratitude and grace.

What do you think – which one of these stands out to you? One of them impacted me more than any other, but I want to hear what you think.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2009 10:50 am

    Yep. Great thoughts. Number 2’s a big one–it’s so easy to fall into the trap of doing more stuff less well. (Sorry about the grammar, but you know what I mean.)

  2. andrewdphillips permalink
    October 16, 2009 8:08 am

    Number 2 is the biggest challenge for me, and that may be because quality is harder to measure than quantity. Numbers are easy to count, but the other stuff is a little more subjective. Especially when we think about spiritual growth – it is easy to count the people in the auditorium, but are they growing? That is the challenge.

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