You can never not lead. You may lead a team of people, your family, or maybe you simply lead yourself, but if you’re alive, you’re a leader.
The kind of leader you become depends on the master you serve, which is why one of the goals of a mentoring group is to raise up a specific type of leader…leaders who follow Jesus and point others to Him.
If your master is yourself… your pride, your ego, or your image, your leadership approach will be anything other than that of a servant. But if your master is a loving, faithful, trustworthy, all-knowing God, then you can put people first, love and serve them, and relax knowing “He’s got this.”
Part of what makes Jesus-following leaders different is that they lead with humility, with the knowledge that they are a work in progress with tons more to learn. They also understand that God is responsible for all the outcomes; they are simply to be present and use their talents and energy to the best of their knowledge.
As a mentor, you are leading your mentees. The resources below with help you develop as a leader and, in turn, equip you to guide your mentees to do the same.
Leadership is constantly evolving. What worked yesterday might not work tomorrow. In this podcast, two of our favorite leaders, Tim Elmore and Andy Stanley, discuss how today’s leaders must begin to adopt the “both/and” mindset over the “either/or” mindset.
Leaders are people who have influence and use it for a purpose. They know who they are, where they’re going, and why. In this blog post, RM founder Regi Campbell shares five key attributes he sees in the leaders who influenced him. These provide a great template for how to be a leader worth following.
Leadership can be lonely. But when leaders isolate themselves, bad decisions are soon to follow. In this article, author Jeff Henderson explains why he thinks meeting consistently with other leaders is the best way to proactively fight against leadership loneliness.
At the crux of leadership is wisdom. Some say wisdom comes from experience, but really it comes from examined experience. This 7-day Scripture reading plan provides you with practical wisdom and guides you to examine your experience and develop your own wisdom.
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