Discipleship AND Leadership
What's the truest test of a leader? This one thing may be the only you-have-to-have-this-or-you're-not-a-leader that there is. What is it? What's the one thing that a leader has to have?
Somebody following. Better yet, somebodies following.
No leader is really a leader without followers. In some situations we call those followers disciples. Now, here's another question: where does a leader get their sense of where TO lead? How does a leader capture the vision they're heading for? What measurements will a leader take to focus their progress? As people of faith, we look for leaders that are constantly discerning God's purposes and aligning their actions--and the actions of their followers--to what God has already started!
Bottom line: leaders have to be disciples first. Another way to put it is that leaders are always followers too. That's where coaching comes in. Effective leadership coaching always builds on the discipleship of the leader. Think about the example of Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” That's disciplehip & leadership!
A commitment to both sides of this coin is what an effective leader needs. You have to be both disciple and leader. How can CoachNet help? Click here.
Thoughts about coaching, coach development, leadership, and all things CoachNet from CEO Jonathan Reitz and the CoachNet Blog Community.
March 19, 2016Why Coaching is a Necessary Leadership Skill
January 21, 2016How to Coach Thanksgiving (Gratitude--NOT the Holiday)
November 17, 2015