Why Some Churches Die and 6 Other Hard Leadership Lessons
Leaders are continual learners. As a result of things I read or experienced last week, the following are Seven Hard Leadership Lessons:
2. Ask “what” questions, not how.
3. Stick to business.
4. Stress logic of ideas or approaches.
5. When in agreement, agree with facts and ideas, not the person.
6. If timelines or sanctions exists, get them into the open but relate them to end RESULTS or GOALS.Leaders Are Held to A Higher Standard—They are asked to pay a higher price. After a June 2009 practice, then Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said of star defensive tackle John Henderson, “John has a shoulder that, back when I played, nobody would’ve missed a snap. (Vince) Lombardi might be rolling over. It’s disappointing to see him pull himself out. I’m not going to worry about somebody who’s pulled himself out of a drill. You can’t lead and act that way. Everybody has to determine their own tolerance for pain. Frankly, it’s embarrassing for me to even be talking about it.”And finally, the July 28th USA Today provided two leadership truths few people talk about:
Indecisiveness Puts Others in Jeopardy—The National Transportation Safety Board ruled a 2013 Southwest Airlines crash at LaGuardia Airport resulted from “the captain’s decision to take control of the airplane at 27 feet above the ground did not allow her adequate time to … prevent the nose landing gear from striking the runway.”
Forgiveness Increases With Increased Performance—Performance covers a multitude of sins. It is just a fact. Steve Rosner, co-founder of 16W Marketing said, “After having a terrible run, people are saying decent things about him (New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez) because he’s having a pretty good performance on the field. Now if he was hitting .210 with no home runs, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”
What other leadership lessons have you learned this week?