There are two kinds of people in this world, followers and leaders. Followers are the people that never take a leadership role in any activity. "They are more valued by followers and have higher performing teams." (Cherry 2014) However, leaders are the ones that use their leadership skills to make a difference in this world, such as presidents, teachers, or even college graduates. Leadership is not something you can learn from a book, but you have to gain this skill through experiences such as holding an office, organizing an event, speaking in front of people, or participating in a leadership program.
Being a leader is about giving other people confidence and helping them achieve their goals, and being ok with learning from others. A leader should not always be in authority or managing others, a leader works with their group and uses people's strengths to accomplish the goal. A leader must also learn to effectively lead their group and use everyone’s strengths, but also build up their weakness.
What I have learned is that true leaders care about who they're leading. They must not just see others as a group, but also as unique individuals who have feelings, thoughts, needs, and wants. We must be compassionate, sympathetic, and generous to gain their respect. Through leading the band as drum major I have now realized this. While at times it may have been tough I always remember the Bible story of The Good Shepherd.
"Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others in order to gain their cooperation and support. Finally they know how to achieve their goals" (Ingram, 2004).
Praise and testimony opened day two of the Conference. Even the outside dampness of the rain could not interfere with the warmth and praise in the beautiful sanctuary. Bible study, taught by Rev. Annette Hoskins-Satterfield, Pastor of Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church, was powerful, practical, and soul stirring teaching. In her message, “Stewardship,” she dealt fiercely with the four principles of stewardship: we do not own it, responsibility, accountability and reward. She reminded us that we are seeking to hear God say, “Well done!” As she closed, she shared that stewardship is a place of leadership, not grunt
In my book “True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership” by Bill George, I learned that it is impossible to be a perfect leader. I read about a variety of different leaders and their successes and failures that lead to them developing their leadership styles and values. Most importantly, I learned that the hardest person you will ever have to lead is yourself because once you are fully comfortable with who you are, leading others authentically becomes much easier.
During this week, I read an interesting book “Big four” wrote by Dr kidder. This reading assignment helps me see how the ministry can be fruitful when you are willing to commit your life to Christ completely.in the beginning of this book he point out the two things that every members desired about church. The thought church is an exciting place to do ministry and experience the grace of God in community.in addition, the want their church to be a place where people can find they love of Jesus Christ.
It is very commonly stated that there are two types of people in this world: leaders and followers. A leader is someone who is brave, or good at divulging the bravery of others. A leader is someone who is relaxed, or able to bring serenity into a time of chaos. Most importantly, a leader is persuasive and able to provide people with the direction needed to achieve the task at hand. Unfortunately, these are not qualities that one can simply decide to possess. People are not followers simply because they choose to be, but because they do not have what it takes to be anything more. Although many people will try to rise above and lead others, there are only a select few that will succeed.
This weekly event invited all people of Schoenfeldt to spend time in a welcoming environment focused on developing our faith both individually and as a driving force in the growth of our community. Each week, I invited all members of Schoenfeldt to come enjoy food, conversation, and scripture as it applies to our everyday life. “Find out how to get to heaven, Mondays at 8:57.” During the actual event, we would begin with prayer, followed by an opportunity to share what has been on our minds. Next, the leader for the week read their passage and offered question for thought to guide the conversation. To end, we once again spoke whatever was on our minds and concluded with prayer.
The music department was a small team of seven members, including her. Four of the team members were singers, one a drummer, and she played the keyboard while singing. Fearfully thoughts developed as she questioned her abilities’ as the minister of music. How will the praise team’s sound become unified when singing unto God? How will the drummer and pianist flow with one another in excellence creating an atmosphere of praise and worship? How will the team encourage the congregation to become more involved physically and spiritually? She knew team commitment and hard work would produce team growth, but there were also areas where she required personal growth. Dayon desired to increase her leadership skills through the guidance of The Holy Spirit and inspiring leadership books written by John Maxwell. Through reading, she discovered she lacked the key to good communication
Throughout my short life, I have come to realize that a leader does not necessarily, although they may, maintain a defined position of leadership. A leader is one who will rise to the challenge even when the odds in opposition. A leader will tackle any barrier that stands in the way of the goal. A leader is willing to be hated and face criticism for doing what is right. Leaders come in all different forms, but a leader is the one who is always willing to make the difficult decisions.
A society with an absence of leadership is one that exhibits disarray and pandemonium. Leadership, therefore, is a vital facet of human life and can be seen as a building block from which great nations were built upon or large corporations have thrived under. I believe leadership is intrinsically in all human beings, however some leadership traits in people are far more superior than others. This paper will evaluate results from multiple assessments that identify my particular leadership potential. Using Northouse’s text, this paper will also identify my particular strengths and weakness within leadership. The penultimate paragraph of this paper will consider how my evaluated leadership style interacts within my work environment.
Leadership is a skill that one is not able to learn based on a set teaching, but rather a skill based off personal experiences. I am the leader, everywhere I turn, everyone I talk to, from a school game to a class party – feeling like I am critiqued for everything I do and say.
In order for a leader to be a leader he/she must begin with the assumption that you are the one who matters most. As a leader you have to possess that level of confidence in yourself that you are capable of leading yourself “before you can lead others”. And when you develop this belief then you are better able of affirmative influence “on others”.