9 Disciplines of Enduring Leadership…

I just finished Kent Ingle’s 9 Disciplines of Enduring Leadership.  Though he probably has no idea, from his time initially at Northwest University (while I was a youth pastor in the area) and eventually at Southeastern University (as a student in a graduate program), I consider Dr. Ingle a prominent voice in my life.

Reading one of his books is a close second to picking his brain over a warm cup of coffee.  Some of my favorite quotes are posted on Instagram.

One of the most challenging chapters was the one devoted to self-preparedness.  In this section, the author warns us of several pitfalls to daily growth…

  1. They think they have arrived
  2. They rely on what they did in the past
  3. They serve a position, not a constituency
  4. They think the organization exists to serve them
With that in mind, here are a few questions to consider…
  1. Think of some situations that never developed into opportunities.  Why did you choose not to take action?
  2. What are some examples of things you do to be excellent?  How does your pursuit of excellence affect those around you?
Finally, Ingle suggests that you create a checklist you can use to evaluate your leadership environments.  Use the checklist to identify areas in which you need to improve.

 

9 Disciplines of Enduring Leadership…