Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders
  • Confident Leader!

    You’re a good leader, but leadership is challenging and can rattle your confidence. Setbacks, challenges, and problems can cause you to second-guess yourself, doubt, or pull back. Your confidence may be stretched thin, but there is a way to strengthen it.

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    / March 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Confident Leader!

Early in March, the prevailing thought was that we’d all be back in buildings for church services by May.

Very few expected the COVID pandemic to go this long.

It’s now May, and only a handful of churches have reopened at very limited percentages of their normal seating capacity.

Some churches are working on plans for reopening in June, still limiting their seating, and many will not reopen till July or August.

One of the major existing questions is, Are your people ready to come back?

How many are ready?

Surveys will help, but it’s more like refueling in flight, we have to move forward to get real answers.

This elongated waiting, combined with so much unknown, is wearing on leaders.

It’s difficult to lead when moving forward is so encumbered.

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The moment you step up to lead, you immediately discover your level of confidence.

Why? Skill and experience alone will eventually let you down.

Sustained confidence starts with having the right stuff on the inside. Tap into the 5 core qualities at a soul level that deepen your confidence and increase your effectiveness:

Stress is high these days.

You and your team may not have experienced one major thing in particular. Still, the cumulative effect of many small and unfamiliar stresses over a sustained period of time may be very real for you.

Or you may have experienced one or two significant problems, disappointments, or setbacks that sent your stress levels through the roof.

Either way, it’s very clear that stress is high these days and that impacts the morale of your team.

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I’ve been noticing something that might be taking a backseat during these COVID-19 days and it really shouldn’t: mentoring leaders.

This is the time they need your investment more than any other. They have more questions and concerns about all the uncertainties than ever before, and that can hurt their leadership confidence.