5 Strategies to Lead like the Greatest Leader of all Time – Beyond Small Talk

Do you find it difficult to lead? Or do you not know how to take charge of your new leadership role?

Learn from Jesus!

According to Rebecca Zucker of Harvard Business Review in her article Highly Efficient Leaders Fail, “Great leaders are able to balance task-focus (getting things done) with people-focus (inspiring, developing, and empowering others).”

From using unschooled, ordinary men to change the whole world to living in complete surrender and obedience to God’s commands, Jesus perfectly balanced the two and beyond.

So, how do you lead like Him?

Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter Kairuz, Jericho Arceo, and Paul Herrera break it down into 5 strategies. Check them out below!

  1. Know yourself and the people you’re leading.

Before you can lead effectively, you first need to recognize who you really are, and what your purpose, objective, and direction in life is. Critically asses your strong and weak points.

Once self-identity has been established, get a solid grasp of those people under your leadership so that you can adjust to their needs.

  1. Identify your inner circle.

Set standards when choosing your social circle. Associate yourself with people who are wiser and smarter than you because whoever walks with the wise becomes wise (Proverbs 13:20).

The Bible warns in 1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ “

  1. Listen to older people’s advice.

“Not because they (older people) are always right but because they are more experienced in making more mistakes,” says Peter Kairuz. Most likely, they already went through what you’re going through right now. So spend time, listen, and learn from them because this will spare you from life’s unnecessary trouble and pain.

  1. Listen to the people you are leading.

One of the skills you should develop as a leader is a listening ear to your followers.  Listening to them makes you a compassionate leader. It shows how much you value and honor them and that you are not just concerned of what you can get from them.

Leaders who are good listeners create long-lasting and healthy relationships.

  1. Work on your weaknesses.

Turn your weaknesses into strengths. How? Identify your weaknesses, work on areas you need to improve on, and get trained. These will help you become well-rounded leader.

Got more strategies that you want to share? Feel free to comment on our online discussion and catch Beyond Small Talk’s next webisode because we’re going to give you tips on how to submit to authorities like Jesus!

Watch it this May 18, 2019, 7pm at The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

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