In his book Lead Like Jesus, leadership expert Ken Blanchard details four dimensions of leadership . . .
- Heart: Our motivation to lead
- Head: Our beliefs
- Hands: Our goals for those we lead
- Habits: Our process for leadership renewal
The mentoring process mirrors these exact domains. They are vital for us to know and understand as mentors, and they should influence the way we lead our mentees. Mentoring is more facilitating than teaching, more conversation than dictation, more long view than shortcut.
Blanchard goes on to remind us that, “The greatest barrier to leading like Jesus is Edging God Out of our lives (EGO). We believe you can Edge God Out in three ways: you can replace Him as the object of your worship; as the source of your security, self-worth, and wisdom; and as the audience for and authority over your daily work and life story.”
The resources featured below will help sharpen your leadership and point you toward the most outstanding servant leader of all time, Jesus.
Healthy posture influences how effectively you’re able to lead. It’s the foundation on which a leader’s knowledge and skills are built. This video from Groupleaders.com covers the four traits of a healthy leader. Develop these traits if you want to lead your mentees well.
In this podcast, author Morgan Snyder asks, “What was going on in the heart and soul of Joseph that caused him to risk everything on God?” As we draw closer to Christmas, may this rendering of Joseph’s story grant you pause and strengthen you with wonder.
In this article, Carey Nieuwhof challenges how Christians and the church today define spiritual maturity. His five marks of a different kind of maturity will resonate with mentors, and serve as a valuable reminder of what we should be cultivating in our mentees.
A faithful life and humble spirit make you a leader worth following. In this bible reading plan, our friend and author Boyd Bailey shows how you can mirror Jesus’s heart and make a positive difference in those around you, leading to transformed lives.
Breathe New Life Into Your Men's Ministry
Small group mentoring can help you engage your men, build your core group of leaders, and transform your church. Our free resources equip you with all the tools you need to launch a sustainable mentoring program.