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Being a good leader does not equal being good at leadership development, yet it is our church leadership—both pastoral and lay—that we look to for wisdom and guidance on how to ensure the next generation is ready to lead.
This article by Jim Merhaut describes why emotional intelligence (EIQ) can be a better predictor of leadership success than IQ. It includes a link to an EIQ test that includes practical ideas for boosting your EIQ to make you a more effective leader.
Dr. Bruce E. Winston currently serves as a professor, teaching in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Strategic Leadership programs at Regent University. His paper "The Four Cs of Christian Leadership" creates a beautifully biblical framework for leadership development.
This free 50 Ways resource provides strategies to identify and support new leaders, continue to develop existing leaders, and build and maintain effective ministry teams.
Much has been written to praise and critique Alan Hirsch’s book 5Q; Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. Despite what is being said, I find Hirsch to be particularly compelling on a couple points.
Best Christian Workplaces Institute is an employee engagement ministry "dedicated to helping Christian leaders and organizations achieve their full potential." Here are some great resources they have shared.
If you would like to create a culture of flourishing, where men and women are working in shared leadership roles, there are some gender dynamics we should consider.
When men and women desire to thrive in ministry, they must be intentional about serving together in life-giving ways.