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The poet work of leadership includes articulating direction and formalizing cultural values, crystalizing beliefs with words and stories. The plumbing work of leadership includes the creation of systems and building the discipline of execution.
PREACHING = FAITHFUL EXEGESIS + APPROPRIATE APPLICATION + GOOD COMMUNICATION
A clear investment in your strengths is the pathway to maximizing your impact as a preacher or teacher.
- Evangelism is more important than administration until administration is needed for evangelism.
- Failure is overstated, but most failure comes from personal issues.
- Conferences can inspire and undermine you at the same time.
Set aside time before each meeting to remind yourself of what you need to cover and who you’re going to celebrate. Even better, create a weekly checklist.