Tag: Communicate

Our Drive and Purpose

Start With Why, by Simon Sinek, discusses the importance of our WHY in life and leadership. Before we can explore HOW and WHAT in relationship to both, we need to understand WHY.

Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

We recognize HOW leaders can inspire others to take action. When they know WHY, they possess a drive and purpose in life that is unstoppable.

If we truly want to eliminate the impossibility factor, then we need to communicate WHY to those we lead. When that happens, look out!

Leadership and Technology…

Advances in technology have changed the way we communicate and carry out leadership.

Leaders must learn how best to use technology to assist in their leadership.

First, do not deny, reject, or excuse the technology that exists. Technology is here to stay. Embrace it.
Second, be open to and take time to learn. Seek help.
Third, use areas of technology where followers are engaged. If they use Facebook, then get on Facebook.
Fourth, always approach and use technology as a tool for building up others.

If we use technology appropriately, it can be a tool of great influence for the kingdom.

Leading with Hope and Help…

The despair in our world over COVID19 makes for an interesting read from David. Consider the application for leadership today: “Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.”

Two thoughts:

1) Hope is only found in God. When hope is misplaced, the result is despair, disappointment, and discouragement.

2) Help comes from God’s presence. We find comfort and confidence in knowing God is ever-present. He knows and cares.

Leaders need to communicate a hope that is found in God and take comfort in the help of His presence.

How Leaders Communicate…

Communication is critical to successful leadership. Lady Dorthy Nevill says, “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

A couple of thoughts can help.

Always consider who is listening. This includes the person to whom we are speaking and others who may be in ear shot.

Think before speaking. A minute of good thought can prevent saying the wrong thing, even though we are tempted to appease our own desire.

Remember the greater cause. Our goal is to help others get to heaven. This thought should help us speak more beneficially.