Leadership Handout-2

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Leadership Working with people is one of most difficult parts of administration, but it can be rewarding when we see others being used by God and fully supported in ministry through our efforts. Five characteristics of a successful administrator: 1. Have a professional appearance and manner. (Be an example/ set the tone / be the authority) -hair, chewing gum, dress 2. Have selfless dedication. (Give your all at the appropriate moment) -good level of commitment -don't be easy to shake 3. Have a sense of humor. (Don't be too seriousness, don't be too much as a perfectionist) -let your people breathe 4. Be responsible. (Be known as the person who gets the job done while you stay in balance) -don't be too proud to delegate -learn not to waver in your decision -analyze problems and solve one 5. Be a leader. a. Have vision. (stay looking at the big picture/don't lose track of the details) b. Have pioneer spirit. (not lead by maintaining a pattern/ lead forward) c. Persuade people. (giving my idea to the level where you think you wanted to do it all along) d. Boss or Leader Boss Leader Drives his people Coaches his people Inspires fear Inspires enthusiasm Says, "I did it." Says, "We did it." Fixes blame for breakdown. Fixes the breakdown Knows how it's done Shows how it's done Depends upon his authority Depends on goodwill Tips on Attitude (by Earl Nightengale) 1. The higher you go in any organization of value, better attitude you'll find. 2. Your attitude toward others will determine their attitude toward you.
3. Always make a person feel needed, important, and appreciated and they'll return the same to you. 4. Give everyone with whom you come in contact respect and your attention so that they realize they are important to you. 5. Look for the best in new ideas, and look for good ideas everywhere. 6. Radiate the attitude of well-being, of confidence, of a person who knows where he is going. 7. Don't broadcast personal problems. 8. Don't talk about your health unless it is good. A leader is in trouble when . . . (by Olan Hendrix) he has a poor understanding of people he resists change he is without imagination he passes the buck he has no team spirit he is disorganized he is "fixed" and inflexible he flies into rages he becomes defensive he won't take a risk Functions of an Executive (author unknown) To decide what is to be done; To tell somebody to do it; To listen to reasons why it should not be done, why it should be done by someone else, or why it should be done a different way; To follow up to see if the thing has been done; To discover that it has not been done; To listen to excuses from the person who should have done it; To follow up again to see if the thing has been done only to discover it has been done incorrectly; To point out how it should have been done; To conclude that as long as it has been done, it might as well be left as it is; To wonder if it is time to get rid of a person who cannot do a thing right; To reflect that he probably has a wife and a large family and certainly any successor would be just as bad and maybe even worse; To consider how much simpler and better the thing would have been done if one had done it oneself in the first place; To reflect sadly that one could have done it right in twenty minutes and now one has to spend two days to find out why it has taken three weeks for someone else to do it wrong. We the willing, Led by the unknowing, Have been doing the impossible For the ungrateful. We have been doing so much For so long - with so little We are now qualified To do anything with nothing. Five Keys to Effective Leadership 1. Communication (persuasively presenting policies and positions)
2. Inspiration (there is an expectation of achievement) 3. Delegation (it is a management MUST) 4. Evaluation (develop feedback and deliver it)/ if, when, and how 5. Coordination (management of activities to a desired end)
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