The Number One Principle for Attracting Leaders

Description

The number one principle, in my opinion, for attracting leaders is this: Give them a problem to solve.

One thing I learned very quickly in church revitalization, which I already knew from other experiences, is many times entrepreneurial-type leaders disappear when things aren’t working well. People who like big visions don’t hang around when the church is holding on to status quo. If the church wants to argue about paint color, real leaders will find another place to attend. They aren’t as interested in the maintenance mode of organizational life. Consequently, we had fewer small business owners, CEO-types, and civic or community leaders.

This is true in attracting new staff members also. The ones you often need to turn things around – innovative, creative, energetic, visionary, leaders – are hesitant to come to a plateaued or declining church.

One frequent question I receive from those trying to do church revitalization is how they can attract new leaders.

Great question.

I have a simple solution. This is the number one principle, in my opinion, for attracting leaders.

Give them a problem to solve.

Hand out visions more than you hand out tasks. Tell them where you want to go, but let them know you haven’t yet figured out how to get there.

If the answer is already found, you can hire a manager for the job – and you’ll likely want and need a good one. You’ll have other problems to solve and a good manager can free you up to lead.

But, to attract a leader…

Help them see a need – give them some freedom to find a solution – give them support, as needed, but get out of the way. Let them go.

Leaders seek opportunities to lead.

Challenge, opportunity, problems, something everyone says can’t be done — Those type environments fuel a leader’s energy. It’s what attracts a leader to your team.

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Evaluating and Learning From Leadership Mistakes
Lead Like Jesus
Leaders Fare Better by Thinking Together
John C. Maxwell
Be Confident in God's Power
Ronnie Floyd
Seven Different Mentors Your Students Need
Dr. Tim Elmore
One Sign Every School Needs to Hang Up
Dr. Tim Elmore
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple