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Notes from ‘Lead Like Jesus’ – Part 3

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More notes from Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard

– The journey of servant leadership that starts in the heart must then travel through the head, which is the leader’s belief system and perspective on the role of the leader.

– There are 2 parts to the servant leadership that Jesus exemplified:

1) a visionary role – setting the course and the destination

2) an implementation role – doing things right with a focus on serving

– A compelling vision tells people who they are, whose they are, where they are going, and what will guide their journey.

– Once your vision is set, you can then establish goals to answer the question, “What do you want people to focus on now?”

– True success in servant leadership depends on how clearly the values are defined, ordered, and lived by the leader.

– When servant leadership begins, the traditional pyramid hierarchy must be turned upside down.

– Before trying to influence and engage others in working with you to create a compelling vision, you need to be clear about your own personal purpose.

– Servant leadership starts with a vision and ends with a servant heart that helps people live according to that vision.

Written by Aaron

March 18, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Notes from ‘Lead Like Jesus’ – Part 2

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Notes from Lead Like Jesus – Part 1

More ‘Aha!’ ideas from Lead Like Jesus. That is what Author Ken Blanchard calls them.

– The most persistent barrier to leading like Jesus is a heart motivated by self-interest.

– As you consider the heart issue of leadership, a primary question you have to ask yourself is “Am I a servant leader or a self-serving leader?”

– Driven people think they own everything……Called people, on the other hand, believe everything is on loan.

– 3 distinctive patterns of behavior: 1) how you handle feedback 2) how you handle successor planning 3) your perspective of who you think leads and who follows

– Our leadership legacy is not just limited to what we accomplished, but it includes what we leave behind.

– Jesus modeled the heart of a servant leader by investing most of His ministry time training and equipping the disciples for leadership. (John 15:15)

– The term leader is mentioned only six times in the King James Version of the Bible, while the term servant is mentioned more than nine hundred times.

– If your sense of security is based on what others think, then you don’t have any security at all.

– Self-serving leaders react…..servant leaders respond.

– Things that ‘Edge God Out’….Pride and Fear

– The need to compare and draw comfort from comparisons to others is a sign of false pride, insecurity, and fear of inadequacy.

– If God is the object of our worship, the source of our security and self-worth, and our only audience and authority, false pride and fear are replaced by humility and God-grounded confidence.

– People with humility don’t think less of themselves; they just think of themselves less.

– Humility is realizing and emphasizing the importance of others. It is not putting yourself down; it is lifting others up.

Written by Aaron

March 15, 2008 at 9:41 am

Notes From ‘Lead Like Jesus’

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Started reading Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time by Ken Blanchard.

Mr. Blanchard spoke to our church via video a few weeks ago. He talked about the difficult circumstance that he and his family experienced recently when their home was destroyed in the San Diego fires.

A few notes………..

– The actions of a leader that create influence are not always obvious to those being led.

– For followers of Jesus, servant leadership isn’t an option; it’s a mandate.

– Transformational Leadership Model: 1) Personal Leadership 2) One-on-One Leadership 3) Team/Family Leadership 4) Organizational/Community Leadership

– Effective leadership starts on the inside.

– Every leader must answer two critical questions: 1) Whose am I? 2) Who am I?

– Without trust, it is impossible for any organization to function effectively.

– If a leader has a self-serving perspective, people will never move toward him or her.

– ….when Jesus began His ministry on earth, He did not start at the organizational level.

– He did not isolate Himself from those who disagreed; He embraced those who disagreed.

– Leading like Jesus involves the alignment of four leadership domains: heart, head, hands, and habits.

    Written by Aaron

    March 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm