I had the great privilege this past week to speak at The Orange Conference. What a fun, energizing and inspiring few days!
For those of you who were there, here is the key to the assessment you took:
The Extraordinary Leader Assessment
♦ = Heart
Ο = Soul
★ = Mind
✖ = Strength
Here are the notes from my session entitled “The Extraordinary Leader”:
Embedded in the larger story of redemption is a principle we must not miss:
God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the lives of others.
—Paul David Tripp
What Does Extraordinary Mean?
- Going beyond what is usual, regular, or customary
- Exceptional to a very marked extent
The Leader’s Greatest Commandment
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Extraordinary Leadership Is Found…
In a leader who has searched to discover his or her authentic self and
from that place influences others to accomplish great dreams through:
–intentional relationships (heart),
–spiritual awareness (soul),
–wise counsel (mind), and
–relentless vision (strength).
Leading With All Your Heart (Relationships)
- Always encourage
- Seek to connect
- Show compassion
Leading With All Your Soul (Spiritual Awareness)
‣Faith as guiding principle
‣Desire to lead people closer to God
- Model a life submitted to God
- Be a servant
- Pray for wisdom
Leading With All Your Mind (Wisdom)
Leading With All Your Strength (Vision)
‣Protects and Propels Momentum
- Inspire with confidence
- Have courage and conviction
- Be patient and persistent
- Be the Chief Reminding Officer
Leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others. When the leader in everyone is liberated extraordinary things happen.
- James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 1:6 (nasb)