Natural born leaders and visionaries may be able to initiate new projects, businesses or ministries, but systematic leadership training is necessary to maintain these endeavors. Sustainability in any work does not happen by accident. Effective leaders have a vision, an expertise, an ability to communicate their vision to others, and the insight and determination to create opportunities to present their ideas to colleagues as a “we” thing beneficial for many, rather than just a self-serving “me” thing.
Leadership within any viable group must not only be developed, it must be transferable to sustain continued success. In many secular and sacred ventures, leadership is prized as power; something to be earned and coveted.
People are to be used, and abused if necessary, to accomplish the leaders implied or stated goals. Jesus turned this paradigm upside down by declaring that leaders are to serve, not be served, and the one who aspired to be greatest must make himself the servant of others.
The TCT Leadership book is a transferable study designed to help potential leaders become effectual leaders through identifying attitudes to emulate or eradicate; obstacles to avoid or conquer; and the ability to create a healthy atmosphere whereby the leadership training process has a fighting opportunity to survive and thrive rather than die in less than one generation.
Effective leaders have a vision for what can be rather than just what currently is. They have demonstrated an expertise that can assure others they know what they are talking about. They have learned how to communicate the vision within their head to those around them so that they are walking in the dark by themselves. They create opportunities for a buy in from colleagues, so that the end game becomes a benefit for all those participating in the process rather than an exercise in kingdom building for one. Effective leadership communicates a “we” thing rather than a “me” thing; it represents a team game displaying unity within diversity for maximum impact.
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
...He is one of those rare brainiacs, like C.S. Lewis, who can plum the depths of our reason for being and communicate it in a way a child can understand, appreciate and act upon...
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...This training provides the building blocks to become effective for Him!
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