The 9 Characteristics of Courageous Leadership
These posts have been my attempt to examine courageous Christian leadership. Thus far, we’ve made eight observations about leadership in a culture of cowardice:
One: Courageous leadership is not about skill, technique, or knowledge. It is, most of all, about the presence of the leader as he or she moves through life.
Two: Take full responsibility for your own emotional being and destiny.
Three: Promote healthy differentiation within the church or system you lead.
Four: Stand, as an exemplar, in the sabotage and backlash that must come.
Five: Don’t “push on the rope:” the unmotivated are invulnerable to insight.
Six: Undermine the 80/20 Rule.
Seven: Reintroduce yourself to the adventurous life.
Eight: Disengage an unreasonable faith in reasonableness.
This brings us to the ninth, and final, principle: Leaders go first.
-Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/
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