Today I've been listening to two different messages about leadership that have encouraged and challenged me to continue pursuing self-leadership. This is an ongoing discipline that as a leader I must pursue.
I'd like to recommend that you listen to Greg Boyd's podcast from Woodland Hills entitled, "What Kind Of Leadership?" It's from the book of Luke and in it he exegetes the dangers of abusive leadership and then challenges us to become the kind of Christ-honoring leaders that will bring healing and hope to our world.
The second podcast I'd refer you to is from Mark Batterson's current series, "Potential" and the message is "Dimensions of Leadership." He's the Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. In this message he deals with Paul's list of leadership qualities from 1 Timothy 3. Although it's a long list he does a good job of walking through it in a manner that will inspire you. I found his candor about his own leadership refreshing. He is going to be one of the guest speakers at the Pennsylvania-Delaware Leadership Network Ministries Summit next week that I'm going to. I'm looking forward to hearing him there. His church was the inspiration for our theater church in the Cinemark Theaters at the Pittsburgh Mills.
Anyway, I think one of the great things about being a leader in this century is the ease with which we can connect to great leaders. Some of my favorites include John Maxwell, Andy Stanley and Bill Hybels. Who are some leaders you respect?