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An Unpopular Truth for How to Handle Leadership Stress

By |2018-06-05T17:20:16+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: How to Handle Leadership Stress (The “Real Rest” Secret) - Sometimes we lose our calm in life’s chaos...

4 Big Time Management Secrets for Community Leaders

By |2018-05-18T14:57:58+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: Planning & Time Management Secrets for Community Leaders

4 Big Time Management Secrets for Community Leaders

Pentathlon is an Olympic sport comprised of five events in which the winner has the best overall proficiency. The athlete must be proficient in pistol shooting, fencing, horseback riding, swimming, and running. It requires a thoughtful strategy for training. The athlete’s training time must be carefully divided among the events, although some events will take longer than others to train for. The goal is to do well in all five areas to win the prize. Of course, being able to perform well in five different Olympic events requires strong time management skills.

Business and ministry leaders face similar time management demands both in day to day operations and in implementing community projects. Whether it is identifying organization or community needs, establishing vision, delegating, managing operations, or other tasks, leadership always requires sharp time management and planning abilities.   

Often, we mentally think about and maybe even write out a plan. But we don’t act on it. Below are some steps for planning and prioritizing.

Time Management Secrets for Community Leaders: Planning Steps

  1.  Identify action steps –

For each work or project priority, begin to record specific actions to move forward. For example, spend 45 minutes a week managing the budget, updating records, allocating funds, etc. What will you do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually to make progress in all priorities? One helpful organization method is to make a chart of priorities with steps underneath. Enter the activities in your calendar as commitments. They must be quantifiable and measurable.

  1.  Enlist others –

Ask co-workers or peers to hold you accountable to your plans. This step will help you reach your goals.

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed,” (Proverbs 15:22).

To plan wisely and effectively, enlist the wisdom of others. Talk to experienced, wise people. Watch the way others do things to learn from their mistakes and successes. Share the written plan. You need to let someone else look at the actions you’re going to take and the calendar outlining the time commitments you’ve made. Periodically ask them to review this.

  1.   Review daily –

This may seem extreme, but you don’t have to do it this way for the rest of your life. The goal is to review the plan daily long enough to get it cemented into your thinking.

  1. Consider utilizing block planning –

Take your priorities action list and estimate how much time you want or need to spend each week. This is helpful for personal and vocational priorities. Below is a work flow example of block planning showing only a few time slots in a week. It will be unique for each […]

Community Outreach Leadership: How to Boost Self-Control

By |2018-05-14T15:30:31+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: The Fruit of the Spirit & Community Outreach Leadership - If Christian leaders in ministries and businesses want to do good for others and impact local communities, we ourselves must be doing well, which involves discipline.

2 Important Leadership Discipline Secrets to Know

By |2018-04-23T16:26:40+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Leadership Development, Ministry Mondays, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: Leadership Discipline Insights for Spiritual Growth - Does your life ever feel chaotic? Is it messy or out of control? #leadership #leadershipsuccess

Encouragement for Pastors: Soar High with Servant Leadership

By |2017-01-10T22:46:36+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Leadership Development, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

Encouragement for Pastors: Soar High with Servant Leadership - Oh, no! Here we go with that soft, squishy stuff

How to Follow the Leadership Example of the Potter and the Clay

By |2016-12-09T12:53:19+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |

God is the Potter and we are the Clay (a Leadership Example) - In Jeremiah chapter eighteen, we see the beautiful picture of the potter and the clay.

Leadership Lessons on How to Recognize Discouragement

By |2017-01-02T11:53:51+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , , |

Leadership Lessons: Identify Discouragement and Solutions - The first step in dealing with difficult situations, relationships, & life challenges, is to...

Christmas Leadership Lessons from Joseph and Mary

By |2016-12-19T15:19:32+00:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Christmas Leadership Lessons from Joseph: "This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph...

Do You Know the Ultimate Christmas Leadership Lesson from Jesus?

By |2016-12-09T13:33:04+00:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Christmas Leadership Lesson from Jesus: What the Ultimate Sacrifice Actually Involved - One ministry experience from my past...

The Elephant in the Room for Leaders: Feeling Discouraged

By |2016-12-01T18:43:50+00:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Leadership Development|Tags: , , , , , |

The Truth Leaders Need to Accept: Feeling Discouraged is Normal - Author M. Scott Peck begins his book saying, “life is difficult.”