Who are you following? Whoâ€™s following you?
One of the best books Iâ€™ve read on leadership is â€œThe Shaping of an Effective Leaderâ€ by a hero of mine, Dr. Gayle D. Beebe. A key ingredient to his success at the highest levels of leadership is that he learned early to value people. A student of Peter Drucker, Beebe writes, â€œOur basic integrity and character are displayed in our willingness to develop other people.â€
Every one of us is a leader. Iâ€™m a father, husband, neighbor, friend and employee. I have many circles of influence. As I develop personal holiness through an examined, grace-filled and accountable life, I can focus on developing others. The process begins with intentionality and vulnerability to open my beauty and ashes to others. Itâ€™s risky. Itâ€™s also biblical.
As the Free Methodist Church â€“ USA continues to grow, a key value â€” regardless of church size, location or financial constraints â€” is that we must develop leaders. Leadership development really is the legacy we leave. Our bishops have identified this as a strategic priority. Read more and gather resources at fmcusa.org/uniquelyfm.
This month, my team at Light & Life Communications has assembledÂ additional articles on developing leaders. Letâ€™s strike up a conversation and embolden each other. Â Read More