Leadership Development Program
Most people become leaders by accident. After doing well in their jobs, they are asked to lead others. While they welcome the promotion, especially its benefits, they get shocked when they find that leading people is very frustrating. Being good at their jobs does not prepare them for this new responsibility.
This program aims to help people understand what leadership is about, develop the skills to help them deal with challenging people, and teach them the abilities they need to develop in order to succeed as leaders.
This leadership training is based on simple principles that have allowed me to transform ordinary men into great leaders, by bringing out their full potential.
Some of these principles I learned are:
Leadership is about bringing people from where they are to where you want them to be.
Everybody wants to do a good job; nobody wants to fail. When they fail, they either do not know their job or are in the wrong job.
The goal of a leader should be to help your people succeed because when they succeed, they will help you succeed - in return.
The lessons under this program are:
The Leader’s Vision and Mission
The Leader’s Influence
The Leader’s Credibility
The Leader’s Heart
Leaders Equip His People
Leaders Build Up Their Character
Leaders Unite His Organization
Leaders Mature His People
The Leader Makes The Difference
The Most Important Traits Of A Leader
The Greatest Leader Of All Time
The program is designed to teach one topic per month. The participants are then encouraged to discuss what they have learned in small groups and agree on how to apply their learnings.
1. Defining Leadership. According to many, leadership is the ability to influence others to act. But leaders can influence others to either do good or bad. A good leader uses his influence to help people succeed because they will help him succeed when they have succeeded.
2. The Leader's Vision and Mission. Many leaders use vision and mission to show people why they are going so that they can help them succeed. A better way is to use vision and mission is to help people understand how they benefit when they embrace them. Because when they do, they will work even when the Leader is not around.
3. The Leader's Influence. Leaders can influence people in many ways, by position, relationship, character, or a desire to improve their lives. A good leader aims to take his people from where they are to a place where they can succeed. He recognizes that his success depends on the success of his people.
4. The Leader's Credibility. If you are looking for a leader to manage your business, what credentials would you look for? What factors would give you the confidence that he will do a good job? What would be the basis of his credibility? This lesson will teach you what you should look for in a good leader.
5. The Leader's Heart. The Bible says that from the heart comes both good and evil intentions. What kind of heart should a leader have to be able to guide his people effectively. This lesson studies one of the greatest leaders of Israel, the one described
as a man after God's own heart.
6. Leaders Equip His People. Everybody wants to do a good job, nobody wants to fail; when people fail, they either do not know the job or are in the wrong job. For a leader to bring out the best from his people, he must learn how to equip them so that they can reach their full potential.
7. Leaders Build Up Their Character. To do their jobs well, people must have skills and the corresponding character. But good character does not come naturally to most people; they need to be developed - over time. A leader must build up his people. Otherwise, he will always be frustrated.
8. Leaders Unite His Organization. The Bible says a kingdom divided against itself will not stand but fall. A leader must spend enough time making sure his people share the same mind so that they may pursue the same purpose. He must learn how to use problems to unite people and to resolve conflicts so they may act like one.
9. Leaders Mature His People. To grow his business, a leader must spend time developing more leaders. As he grows the people under his care, he must choose those who can share the burden of the organization with him. He must train them to think and act like him so that he can take on higher responsibilities.
10. A Leader Makes The Difference. Some people leave their jobs because they feel judged, not helped. Some leaders justify this by saying that they need to correct their flaws. While correcting people's flaws is part of his job, a leader must learn how to show them how to correct them, not judge them.
11. The Most Important Traits Of A Leader. Jim Collins talked about Level Five Leaders in his book Good to Great. He said these are rare people who have the power to transform humble organizations into great companies. Jim Collins said these leaders are humble yet strong-willed, compassionate yet firm.
12. The Greatest Leader Of All Time. One of the most outstanding leaders of Israel is David! He was able to transform 400 worthless men and build an army that was never defeated. Yet, there is someone greater than him. Jesus was able to take 12 very ordinary men to change the world for Him. His apostles continue to influence our lives today. How did Jesus do it?