Layer #2 in empowering leadership is - “I do. They watch.” How do I know who to select to come close, develop and mentor? In this podcast, Lance offers some suggestions on who to invite close, how to encourage them in development and what we can do to ensure opportunity for success.
It’s important that we train and empower people who produce positive change through their purpose and passion. In this podcast, Lance offers us some insight into the 5 layers needed to help us build an empowering culture.
In Episode 33, Lance reinforces that by doing leadership as family, we help people learn and develop responsibility. It’s not about delegation only, but about helping people develop so that delegation is a natural byproduct of responsibility. Using the acronym INTERNS, Lance helps us learn how we can help others develop responsibility.
In Episode 32, Lance talks about how doing leadership as family serves people by helping them in times of growth and maturation. Highlighting ten areas where we can help others in the maturing process, Lance encourages us to not avoid this role as leaders and shepherds, but actually embrace it with humility and confidence.
Continuing our thoughts on Doing Leadership as Family, Lance has a conversation with his best friend and ministry partner, Lawrence Babin, Pastor of Shiloh Church and Owner of Babin Realty in Austin, Texas. Lance and Lawrence discuss how a Culture of Unity carries within it a Culture of Honor, so what does that look like and how do we as leaders do leadership as a family that builds healthy and empowering community.
In this episode, Lance continues to lead us down the path of understanding of what it means to do leadership as a family. Highlighting how leadership builds and offers community, we address specifically the role of honor in building a community that develops leaders.
Continuing thoughts about doing leadership as family, Lance zeroes in and talks about how family offers people to discover their Jesus-given identity, how to practice the 5 Cs of leadership, and other key practices that will help us do leadership as a family.
In “Doing Leadership as Family - Part 1”, Lance introduces us to the importance of pursuing people with a motive of love and freedom, not fear and punishment. He also shares five elements for Doing Leadership as Family, and highlights what kind of questions we should be asking to help us be a powerful, healthy family of God which releases people into their destiny and calling.
Concluding his thoughts on “Lead Like a Shepherd”, Lance talks about the importance of having a long view when it comes to leading and shepherding. To lead effectively, it’s important that we first embrace the waiting room, and second, be patient so we can do patience.
To effectively lead and love others, we need to think like a shepherd. While it’s not a modern leadership context, leading like a shepherd provides helpful and encouraging insight. In this episode, Lance talks about the role of vision, patience, and faith, so that we can think like a healthy shepherd, effectively partnering with God in leading and loving others.
This week Lance continues to highlight the necessary call to lead like a shepherd which requires us to think like a shepherd. Most of us would have no natural experience which would help us think like a shepherd. So looking at the teachings of Peter and Jesus, Lance highlights how shepherds lead sheep to places where they would not naturally go.
Shepherding is not a modern metaphor for leading, but it’s a metaphor that is central to the Christian faith because Jesus describes Himself as the Chief Shepherd. Therefore, it’s important that we learn how to lead the way Jesus leads. In doing so, what we learn is that - leading like a shepherd first requires us to think like a shepherd. In this podcast, Lance highlights the difference between shepherd, hirelings, and calling or career.
1 Peter 5 reminds us that we are called to lead like a shepherd, which is so fascinating when you consider who is writing this letter. Peter was told by Jesus three times to feed the sheep and take care of them (John 21). As we care for the flock given to us, we face unique challenges. In this podcast, Lance highlights four challenges and solutions for those challenges.
Lance is starting a new set of talks based upon Larry Osborne’s book - “Lead Like a Shepherd: The Secret to Leading Well”. In this podcast, Lance introduces 3 ways Shepherds need to lead, while highlighting the responsibility to shepherd disciple-making disciples. Let us know how we can help you and thanks for listening.
Not all conflict works out well. What do we do if the person we are confronting isn’t listening, gets defensive or behaves in some way that short circuits the hope and goal of confrontation? In this podcast, Lance offers three questions to help you recalibrate and approach conflict with confidence.
Many of us have a family recipe(s) that contains a secret ingredient and/or a secret process that enables the recipe to be special, and passed down the family tree, and be the family favorite. When it comes to having the mind of relationships we want, listening is the secret ingredient. In this podcast, Lance shares with us four ways to help us have a better experience in times of conflict and confrontation.
In this episode, Lance introduces us to the necessary skill of conflict resolution by providing a helpful definition for confrontation that will empower and equip the listener with a better understanding of confrontation, thus producing more peace and confidence as we approach conflict resolution.
In this final podcast using Henri Nouwen’s book, “In the Name of Jesus: Reflection on Christian Leadership”, Lance takes a look at the temptation to be powerful and encourages us to overcome this temptation by leaning into the discipline of theological reflection.
In this episode, Lance continues to share thoughts from Henri Nouwen’s book - “In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership”. We examine the temptation to be popular and spectacular, and overcome that reality by feeding Jesus’ sheep and practicing the discipline of confession and forgiveness. This is a great topic and one that you will want to listen to.
In a society that is constantly changing, leaders are wrestling with being relevant. In Henri Nouwen’s book - “In the Name of Jesus”, he tells us that relevancy is one of the temptations that Jesus faced. In this podcast Lance shares with us the dark side of relevancy and how we can overcome this temptation and thrive as a leader.
Loving and leading others is filled with temptations and evil will use whatever it can to disqualify us and trip us over. As a foundation for this podcast, Lance uses Henri Nouwen’s book - “In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership”, as a basis to share what he’s learned about leadership. Join us for these helpful and insightful talks as Lance partners with you to help you be an effective and loving leader.
In Exodus 18, we find Jethro - Moses’ Father-in-law, telling Moses that how he is leading is too much. As leaders, we often experience the fringes of burnout and frustration as we seek to be faithful, loving leaders. In this podcast, let’s take a look at 6 simple keys worthy of exploration, that will help us lead well when leadership is too much.
Dan Reiland writes about the value of small group life and leadership. In this podcast, using Dan’s article, let's take a look at three benefits of an effective and loving small group leadership, and how we can add value to our small groups.