A changed heart means a changed leader. You are a leader who truly wants to lead like Jesus, the greatest leadership role model of all time—but you don’t. Why? Paul had the same problem. He articulated his frustration perfectly in Romans 7:15: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do.” Does this sound familiar to you? What is in the heart determines why we do what we do; our hearts are the source of our motivations. What motivates you to lead others? Is your leadership about you? We continue to see that the most persistent barrier to leading like Jesus is a heart motivated by self-interest.
Accurate Self Awareness is critical in the way we seek out, receive, and apply feedback. It begins with two critical questions: Whose Are You? and Who Are You? These questions ultimately point to our Identity. Self-awareness is simply a conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives and desires. Accurate self-awareness has the potential to propel us to new heights, safeguard from unnecessary blunders and strengthen relationships. If ignored, misguided or rejected, it can derail even the best, most skilled and prepared leaders.
Oleg Vasilevsky and his wife Lena have been a part of our global Lead Like Jesus family for over 5 years. They are from Ukraine, and today they are on the frontlines helping to feed thousands of war victims. "Food is the number one priority. Russians have destroyed bridges and roads and it’s getting harder and harder to buy food. People are beginning to starve in some areas. At the same time there is a need for basic essentials. We are getting dozens of calls a day but have nothing to give. Churches who we partner with provide weekly care to 11,000 refugees as well as distribute food locally." - Oleg You can learn more about Oleg and his team's work, and how to help financially here: https://www.spiritofvictory.org
One indication of the new heart is an honest desire for candid feedback. The desire to serve better welcomes accurate feedback even when it is unflattering. Self-serving leaders, however, prefer flattery to truth — fearing that they risk losing their image, their position, and their power. That is their worst nightmare. How are you doing with feedback?
Leading like Jesus does not exist without grace, forgiveness and redemption. In today's episode Rich and Freddie discuss the importance of extending grace to others, the importance of forgiving ourselves, and the beauty of redemption that Jesus offers to all who come humbly to Him!
Technology is neither good nor bad. It’s a tool. How we use it is the key. Technology, if abused, can lead to anxiety, separation, depression, sin, comparison and distortion. In today's episode we'll focus on leading your family through wise use of technology in your home.
The Mulligan movie, based on the book by Ken Blanchard and Wally Armstrong, is a heartwarming story of failure and second chances. Join us on this Part 2 conversation with the co-authors of the book and the executive producer of the movie about why The Mulligan story is so relevant for all of us today.
The Mulligan movie, based on the book by Ken Blanchard and Wally Armstrong, is a heartwarming story of failure and second chances. In today's episode we get the opportunity to chat with the co-authors of the book and the executive produce of the movie about why The Mulligan story is so relevant for all of us today.
Integrity starts at home and overflows to our workplace and other areas of our lives. In today's episode Rich and Freddie use the story of Eli as a lesson of how Eli's lack of integrity at home, with his own sons, cost him not only the lives of his children, but his position as the high priest.
Questions we'll explore:
• Am I faithful in small things both at work and at home? What are some of the “small” things I’ve been ignoring that are negatively impacting me personally, my home (spouse/children) and my workplace?
• Are there any unhealthy habits I’m cultivating that are breaking fellowship with my loved ones and with my co-workers?
• What small changes can I make at home and at work to cultivate integrity and build stronger relationships?
Next step resources:
- Biblical DISC Assessment
- Biblical EIQ Assessment
"Whoever walks in integrity walks securely..." Proverbs 10:9 Leadership does not survive without integrity. What integrity gaps do you struggle with? Is there a difference between the image you project and what you do when no one is watching?
Next step resources: https://leadlikejesus.com/
- The Heart of a Great Leader Study Guide as a self-study or a group study - The Heart of a Leader 5-Session online experience (self-paced online study) - Lead Like Jesus coach – to help you grow as a lead like Jesus leader in all aspects of your leadership journey