Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

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It’s an incredible time for you who are young leaders to rise into greater roles of responsibility because the future is changing rapidly and needs you to interpret it, innovate and adapt, and lead it well. 

But this is also a uniquely significant time to be leading as a more veteran leader over 50 years old who can bring experience, wisdom, and coaching to the mix.

This is an era of both tremendous cultural change and transitions in leadership. The combination of both older and younger leaders working together is powerful and carries tremendous potential.

(If you are a younger leader and like to think ahead, this post is for you too.)

If you are 50 or older, this post is specifically designed for you, your leadership, and your ministry.

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Ask someone how they’re doing. The common response:

“I’m good, thanks!” 

Here’s the more candid version I’m hearing these days.

I think I’m pretty good, but I’m not really sure. Honestly, I don’t know.”

That’s an honest answer. 

It’s an answer of a leader who may be on overload. 

It could be someone in your family or a leader you are developing.

Or you. 

It will soon be half a year since the coronavirus invaded our lives.

Overall, I think most are doing well under the circumstances, but cracks are beginning to appear as people are hitting their limits.

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Leadership is more important now than ever.

In fact, good leadership is essential if we hope to make progress toward a better future.

In well over three decades, I’ve had the privilege to connect with thousands of leaders—some for a short time, and many in great depth.

These many connections have allowed me to identify certain practices that the best leaders I know consistently practice. (Not perfectly, but consistently.)

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Every leader has their own productive strengths, internal capacities, and external opportunities. That’s part of what makes each of us unique. And within that, there is great freedom and importance to be yourself.

With that said, however, there are three broad categories all leaders are measured in by those who follow them.

Before we dig into those three areas of responsibility, I’d like to acknowledge an important fact.

All leaders are evaluated.

Even those who resist it.

(Evaluation is not the same as judgement. Evaluation is based on strengths with a bias of support and for improvement. Judgement is based on weakness with a bias for criticism or even condemnation.)

You may or may not have a formal annual review by a supervisor or a board of directors, but you are evaluated by those you follow you.

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