I'm a good leader. But I want to be a great leader. [If you're already a great leader, stop reading right now. This series is not for you! Go write a book on leadership for the rest of us!] This series began from a personal desire to improve my own leadership. Each study considers a negative tendency of leaders and shows a biblical character who grew to overcome this flaw. Likewise, you are either a bad leader, a good leader, or a great leader. Stu Weber reminds us, "Someone is always in charge." That means there's always a leader in every group--whether in the workplace, the social sector (e.g., the church), or the home. I'm comforted knowing that bad leaders can become good, and good leaders can become great! This series is designed to take you to the next level. Join us in this journey to improve your leadership at work, at church, and in the home.
"Hazards of Being a Leader" is a 12-part series for men (a follow-up series to the hugely popular series "Occupational Hazards of Being a Man"). Each audio message runs about 35 minutes and studies a biblical character who failed in leadership and then corrected their own error. A worksheet is available for each study (in Word) that contains a couple of reflection questions and a meditation verse. Thus the study can be done individually or in a group. Best wishes as you accept the challenge to grow in your leadership!
This is a new series that is in process. Completion date is expected in mid December 2007. Come join in with the men at Trinity Bible Church as pastor Jeff Miller teaches this exciting new series. Based upon the hugely popularity Hazards of Being a Man series, we expect this will be a blessing to us all. Thanks Jeff!
1. Are you doing duties that others should be doing?
2. List the specific benefits to you and others if you should delegate those duties.
“You will surely wear out, both you and these people who are with you, for this is too heavy a burden for you; you are not able to do it by yourself.”
1. To you prioritize people over profits?
2. Do you use people to further your goals (personal and professional) or do you sacrifice your goals for the sake of people?
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
1. Do you flee from conflict or do you actively engage it?
2. How could your relationships grow healthier if you developed a habit of addressing the conflict that exists?
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people.”
1. Describe the image of yourself that you want others to believe and that you work to protect.
2. What would you be risking to sacrifice your image for the sake of integrity?
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Don’t be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”
1 Samuel 16:7