Here is a fresh 5 for the 1st week in October. There are posts on the celebrity pastor problem, empowering leadership–or not, principles from the Catalyst Leadership Labs, lousy leader traits, and qualities of a powerful servant leader. There is something here for you.
The Top 10 Characteristics of Lousy Leaders “If you look at the major news stories in business, politics, diplomacy, whatever, it’s pretty hard to miss that most of the crises we face are crises of leadership.” Michael Hyatt provides us with some well worded points worthy of consideration.
7 Powerful Qualities of Servant Leaders “Every act of leadership is an act of service. Anything less is exploitation. The higher you go, the more people you get to serve.” Dan Rockwell give us fertile ground for defining servant leadership in his usual pithy style. Take a look.
Leadership Lessons Form The Catalyst Leadership Labs 2014 Joseph Lalonde gives us an inside look at this year’s Catalyst Leadership Labs, highlighting three different lab speakers and their salient points.
12 Indicators You’re Not An Empowering Leader “Here are 12 reasons you may want to reconsider calling yourself an empowering leader . . .” Ron Edmondson give us a good check list on how not to empower.
The Celebrity Pastor Problem: From Mars Hill To Me “It’s not about popularity, this celebrity thing. If that was the case, then Jesus himself could have been censured for having a public ministry with mass appeal, capped by fans waving palm leaves and laying their cloaks before him. Personally, I hope the folks in our church listen to certain popular pastors like Keller, or DeYoung, or Chandler, or Piper. Especially Piper. Popular spells available, so I’m glad they’re popular.” Dave Harvey give us some early warning signs towards the real problem.
There are the 5 for this week. I hope you find something that will help shape your leadership in new and effective ways.