Effectively defining a common goal, pointing the way and directing progress to that goal.
1) Perceiving and defining a goal, either organic to the individual or adopted from another, and effectively communicating that goal or objective to others.
2) Effectively and concisely conveying that goal’s purpose and inherent merit to the group or society, thus making it a shared or common goal.
3) Deconstructing the process or path into distinct component parts and clearly enumerating those concise, manageable, measurable steps or stages on the most efficient path to realizing that common goal or destination.
4) Convincing, assuring the group that:
- the goal is worth the effort to achieve it.
- the steps along the way are both necessary and manageable.
- participation leads to rewards, either tangible or intangible.
5) Providing clear direction, training or supervision as needed, while delegating authority and responsibility to team members with specific skills.
6) Doling encouragement along the way and praise at each stage, recognizing accomplishments and rewarding contributions while appraising progress, refocusing on the next step, the next hurdle, and reviewing how to tackle it.
7) Listening. Considering options and incorporating contingencies. Making timely incremental adjustments enroute, while maintaining focus on the goal.
8) Sharing praise and rewards, while owning failures or missteps.
9) Leaving team members primed, ready and willing to do it again.
Divining the Lord’s desires, His will for us (through His word)
Discovering His goals as far as He reveals them (through revelation)
Discerning the Spirit’s instruction and direction (through prayer)
Defining godly, upright means to achieve His ends
Then, the 1-9 of Leadership
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
Giving your heart to others by listening to their heart
When you grow a leader who values people you help the whole world