2/26/2011

What Kind Of Leader/Linchpin Are You?

If you are a Christian you could replace the word "the boss" and "you" with "the Christian leader" (or the linchpin) from the list below. We may have done #1 and #6 quite well, but it is perhaps the other 5 points that needs much work, initiative, and grace. What do you think?

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A linchpin hierarchy

  1. Do exactly what the boss says.
  2. Ask the boss hard questions.
  3. Tell the boss what your best choice among the available options is. Insist.
  4. Have co-workers and bosses ask you hard questions.
  5. Invent a whole new way to do things, something that wasn't on the list.
  6. Push and encourage and lead your co-workers to do ever better work.
  7. Insist that they push and encourage you.
"Humility is a spirit of self-examination. It's a hermeneutic of suspicion toward yourself and charity toward people you disagree with." Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Theological Seminary

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