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Leaders Summit @ Grace – Day 3

Well today was the last day of Leaders Summit for the staff at Grace. We had a great discussion on these two topics this morning People Skills and Developing Leaders.  As a Leader, both of these areas, as are the other 10,  are crucial to the advancement of the Ministry or Organization. Here is what we talked about in each of these sessions:

People Skills

I took a people skills test and was surprised that what i thought would be my biggest weakness was my biggest strength.  I am sure i messed the test up somehow.  I think my wife would be a better gauge than the test I took today.  However, it did make me realize how important the skill of working with people is in ministry. DUH! Right? But seriously, it’s easy to over look some things and think you are good with people.  The little things add up.  One of the things that comes to a challenge for me is remembering peoples names.  I am not very good at it but need to improve in this area.

Towards the end we had robust conversation about relationships on staff.  The essence of the question really centered around this thought “how do we become more than co-workers?” Meaning, how do we become friends who work together?  I thought it was a great question and am glad to see that others are thinking in this direction also!  Exciting things can happen when we get to know the people we work with on a personal level as well as a professional level!

Developing Leader

This was different this time around than last time.  If you want to grow you have to develop more leaders, but that’s not the question, the question is how do you develop leaders?  Chris shared this chart with us and we dialoged about it for quite a while.  Many times in leadership development, we gravitate to one or two approaches.  Chris challenged us to think in a broader term.  Here was the diagram we used to spark this conversation!

This afternoon they will talk about Execution.  Wish I could be there for that I am sure it would have been good!

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