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An Unpopular Truth for How to Handle Leadership Stress

By | 2018-06-05T17:20:16+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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

4 Secrets for Successful Christian Leadership Communication

By | 2018-04-12T20:44:04+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Ministry Mondays|Tags: , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: The Art of Effective Christian Leadership Communication - “The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership” - James Humes. Remember the game called, “telephone?”

How to Improve Servant Leadership & Spiritual Impact

By | 2018-04-12T20:18:37+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Ministry Mondays|Tags: , , , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: How to Improve Servant Leadership & Make a Spiritual Impression on the Job - Pastor and author, Glenn C Stewart graduated from college and entered pastoral ministry as the Director of Christian Education...

Leadership Tools for Success: Are You Living with Joy?

By | 2018-04-12T19:50:05+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Ministry Mondays|Tags: , , , |

Connect, Lead, Equip: Are You Joyful? The first step in dealing with leadership struggles, difficult situations, relationship troubles, and life challenges...

Organizational Success: How to Measure Ministry Effectiveness

By | 2017-07-11T17:00:00+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Self-Improvement, Stew on This|Tags: , , , |

Stew on This: Do You Measure Ministry Effectiveness? - If you're reading this, you're likely looking at your church and wondering...

The Helpful Leadership Character Example of Daniel’s Life

By | 2017-07-11T15:35:44+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Self-Improvement, Stew on This|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Find Motivation in the Leadership Character Example of Daniel's Life - What does it take to manifest and maintain godly character?

Why Pastoral Care is Important to Your Ministry

By | 2017-06-05T15:48:02+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , , , |

A 42 Year Pastor's Testimony About Why Pastoral Care is Important - People say, “I remember when my child went to the hospital. You were there.”