Posts with the category “lead-well”

7 ways leaders impact their teams
by Jim LaDoux on December 21st, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Effective leaders model the way for others as that inspire a shared vision and shared values. Listed below are seven additional ways that leaders shape their teams. The SPEED of the leader becomes the speed of the team. Lethargic leaders lead lethargic teams. If leaders move slowly, the team will inevitably move slowly too. If leaders are decisive and have a bias for action, the team...  Read More
What great leaders consistently do
by Jim LaDoux on December 4th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Listed below are the traits and practices I see exemplary leaders consistently demonstrate. Consider which traits you model well and which ones may need further attention and improvement. Author Warren Bennie is known for saying that the first task of a leader is to define reality.  This involves assessing situations, noticing what's working and what's not, what's paid attention to a...  Read More
8 things great leaders do
by Jim LaDoux on November 13th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux What do great leaders consistently do to make a lasting difference?  Here are a few of my thoughts as I observe the impact and interactions of church leaders.  I believe that great leaders . .Define reality. They review what's working and what's not working. They note the bright spots in ministry as well as name where the organization has challenges or is stuck. They look for ways th...  Read More
Maxwell's 21 laws of leadership
by Jim LaDoux on October 6th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux John C. Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" is a leadership classic that highlights many of the principles and practices that support effective leadership. As you review the list, consider which laws are most relevant to you, right now, and how you'd embed them into your life and ministry settings. 1 The Law of the LidLeadership ability determines a person's level of effecti...  Read More
Adaptive leaders are curious
by Jim LaDoux on October 3rd, 2023
By Jim LaDoux  In an ever-changing world, leadership . It requires a different kind of approach - one that is adaptive, collaborative, and empowering. And one of the key traits that adaptive leaders possess is curiosity. Being naturally curious allows them to explore and experiment with new ideas, learn from their failures, and lead their team to success. In this article, we’ll discuss how this tr...  Read More
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Jim LaDoux on October 2nd, 2023
By Jim LaDoux The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey outlines a holistic approach to personal and professional effectiveness. Here's a summary of the seven habits: Take control of your actions and behavior. Recognize that you have the power to choose your responses to events and circumstances. Proactive individuals focus on what they can control and take responsibility for the...  Read More
Your Enneagram type impacts how you lead
by Jim LaDoux on September 27th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux The Enneagram is a personality assessment system that categorizes individuals into nine distinct types, each with its characteristics and tendencies. Here's a brief summary of each type and how it can aid leadership development: Taking the Enneagram assessment can provide various benefits, including:1 - Self-awareness: It helps you understand your core motivations and fears.2 - Perso...  Read More
Leading stand-up meetings
by Jim LaDoux on July 24th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Your meeting outcomes should frame the format, setting, and flow of your meetings. There are four basic types of meetings most leaders engage in:Logistical meetings that focus on what’s recently happened (in the past week) and what’s happening in the next week or two. They may be “stand up” meetings that last no longer than 20 minutes.Solutions-centered meetings where the order of th...  Read More
Questions to ask your team
by Jim LaDoux on January 10th, 2022
Team members need to take responsibility for ensuring the success of the team.  This requires team members to be positive and proactive.Listed below are some questions I often ask when serving on a team.  These questions help me do my best work, help me discern if I’m a good fit and help me explore ways to contribute to the team’s success.Do I know what is expected of me? If not, do I find out?Do ...  Read More