Leadership by Ken Proctor

Effectively defining a common goal, pointing the way and directing progress to that goal.

Leadership: The Long Definition

    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.

Author Ken Proctor in Sisters Oregon

Spirit Driven Leadership

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105

By Ken Proctor 

Definition of Leadership:

Giving your heart to others by listening to their heart


When you grow a leader who values people you help the whole world

Spirit Driven Poetry
DoormatThe LintelStage Fright MessengerHold His HandWho is to Blame?Torrance The Tiny TortiousGraceArmy of ONECatch MePrayer of PeaceFor Freedom The Prophet And The BeggarChrist PoemA Place Called HomeChoiceif i ever loose my way againFirst BreathBequestEarnestly, Tenderly

Spirit Driven Leadership Stories
Wading through the weedsThe Gift of HopeLeft in the DarkYoung Jealousy | An 'Odd Couple'The HaiMy Father's ApprovalYour Love Never FailsLost on the TrailCan a Frog Love?The AssignmentThe Carpenter's SonCome OnLAZARUS
God's Love GiftsDanielleFunny Bike Story

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