Post by Tommy Bowman
1. Courageous leadership demands a nonstop flow of fortitude until your dying day.
- As leaders our primary responsibility is to move people from here to there.
- We must lead people to become discontent with where we are.
2. Courageous leadership requires you to admit your current reality.
- Don’t be afraid to admit the current reality to your team…they already know.
- Movement starts when you ruthlessly admit your current reality.
3. Courageous leadership requires you build a fantastic culture.
- As Lencioni preaches, organizational health is your greatest advantage.
- Willow Creek has been using Better Christian Workplaces to improve Willow’s culture and health.
- “People join organizations. People leave managers.”
- People are either Culture Builders or Culture Busters.
4. Courageous leadership requires the establishment of values.
- Invaluable values creep into your organization.
- We must have the courage to eliminate them and build new values.
My One Takeaway:
The word fortitude is staying with me. Fortitude is courage in pain or adversity. Hybels reminded the christian leader that “visions are holy commodities” and we have to stand before God one day. Every vision will test the medal of a leader.
My One Application:
This is timely for me. In fact, Bill announced a few weeks back that he was opening the Summit with this topic and I’ve been anxiously awaiting today. This week I have begun to speak out loud a vision that God gave me 9 months ago. I have also admitted to people close to me about how scared I have been about this vision. As Bill urged, I will not abort this vision secretly.
My One Question:
What is the vision that God has given you that is requiring courage to even speak out loud? Perhaps you can speak it out loud for the first time here at the Global Leadership Summit. Find someone and tell them! Leave a comment with your vision. Begin to prayer Joshua 1:9 into your vision!
About Tommy Bowman: Tommy is the Directional Leader at Mission Church in the suburbs of Chicago. Tommy’s passion is to take proven leadership values and principles from the business world and implement them into the world of church and church teams.