Tag: Navigate

Change and Leadership…

We have become a bit more familiar with change. Resistance, opposition, denial, and rejection characterize the approach of many when it comes to change, while others accept it.

We often hear that change is bad, but it can also be good. It is safe to say, change is part of our daily existence.

As leaders, our task is to determine the best way to navigate these times of change. Leaders need the following.

1) Growth-mindset: Growth always, and I mean always, involves change.
2) Flexibility: Without knowing when to be flexible, change can be destructive.
3) Discernment: Leaders must distinguish between the negotiable and non-negotiable.

Leading To Calmer Waters…

No one likes the storms of life. However, there are no exemptions.

Because leaders must face and navigate these rough times, what is needed to help still the waters?

Know we are not alone. Others have faced rough waters before. Learn from and encourage one another when these challenges are encountered.

Reflect on the previous victories. Rough waters help us grow stronger in our relationship with God and others. Each victory strengthens that growth.

Remember to keep the proper priorities. The danger is to drift back to old habits, associations, and involvement in activities that weaken our leadership.

Rely on the navigational instrument God provides where we find the courage to face challenges and steer to calmer waters.

Leading Through Rough Waters…

The task presents an uncomfortable factor. No one likes leading during these times. No one seeks out rough waters to practice their leadership. 

There appears to be no rhyme or reason, but the true test of our leadership occurs in these moments, because they define who we are as a leader and the credibility of the decisions we make.

What will help us navigate these waters?

Remember who we are at the core.

Trust in wise counsel.

Be slow, diligent, and deliberate with all decisions.

Rough waters will come, but we can sail through them if we navigate properly.