Tuesday, 25 May 2010

What’s the difference between discipleship and leadership development?

This is a good question. Mac Lake explains that fundamentally the process is the same, but the focus is different.

Discipleship I learn to live like Jesus
Leadership development I learn to lead like Jesus

Discipleship is primarily about character
Leadership development is primarily about competencies

Discipleship is about leading self
Leadership development is about leading others

Discipleship is about cultivating intimacy with God
Leadership development is about cultivating influence with people.

What other distinctions would you add to this list?

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Our words are SO important

Words inspire, encourage and empower. The facts are they either build or destroy the people in your life!

The words we use as leaders can make a world of difference in the energy level and performance of our team members.

Here are a few words we need to use on a regular basis…


I’m sorry

Thank you

It’s your decision

Try it again

Great job

You can do it

We can do it

I trust you

Let me know what you need

Post this list of words somewhere prominent and see how often you can use them in your life intentionality.