Jesus calls us to Liberating Leadership as the standard we are aiming for both in our work and in our personal relationships. That is really what “Servant Leadership” is meant for…to liberate others, so they can be all they can be in Christ! As I mentioned over the last few weeks, YOU need to know YOURSELF to lead yourself and influence others around you to be all they can be. With that in mind, GiANT has created a tool called the Support/Challenge Matrix that helps you understand your leadership tendencies and what’s it like to be on the other side of you. This tool will help you be better equipped to lead yourself in creating the healthy and productive culture you desire.
Lamentations 3:40 (NIV)
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.
So, What… for This Week?
Are YOU ready to better understand your leadership style from the perspective of those YOU influence? If you are, you’re ready to take the first step toward Liberating (Servant) Leadership! The first step is to plot yourself on the Support/Challenge Matrix in terms of your tendencies with your professional team, family and friends. Consider each group and then answer the question…Do you tend to abdicate, protect, dominate or liberate your team? Why or why not? Now, consider…What Would They Say?: Do you think your Team and Family would agree with how you plotted yourself? If you’re really ready to grow as a leader…ASK THEM!