The Important Role Self-Awareness Plays In Leadership

The Important Role Self-Awareness Plays In Leadership

What is the toughest question you’ve ever had to answer, and who asked it? Given that somehow you made your way to this exceptional community called Orange Leaders, I automatically know a few things about you: I know that you study leadership. More than likely you read leadership books, listen to leadership podcasts, and attend leadership conferences, such as Orange Conference or Rethink Leadership. I know that you desire to personally grow in your ability to lead others and your organization... Read More
Your Mission Begins With You

Your Mission Begins With You

Take a minute to think about the mission of your ministry. You can most likely tell me in less than a minute what your mission is and what your vision is. It’s important to you. It’s why you do everything that you do. Now take a minute to think about the people around you. Your staff, your volunteers, and your leaders. What do their daily interactions show you? Are they tired? Burned out? Stressed? Exhausted? Can you remember the last time they took some time off? Now ask those same questions... Read More
Football, Leadership and Ministry

Football, Leadership and Ministry

by Matt Norman I know I’m the only one. I am probably the only children’s pastor/worker/ministry leader/business leader that has ever done this, but I am going to share anyway just in case. When I took over our children’s ministry and our children’s church, the pastor and I had a big vision. After spending some time developing this vision into something I felt like I could communicate clearly, I attacked it like an NFL line backer attacks the quarterback. Pushing aside any lineman that might... Read More
Contagious

Contagious

by Jenny Zimmer As a leader, I think that there are a few things that really matter in order for you to be the best at what you do. ENTHUSIASM is a must for me! Do you LOVE what you do? I know we all might not love every little detail of our job, but are you passionate about what you are doing? One of the reasons I think this is so important is because I believe that as leaders our enthusiasm for our ministry is contagious! If we aren’t passionate and don’t fully believe in our ministry, then... Read More