CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

We all have seen leaders who lose vision and worse yet we all have seen people put into a leadership with role who have no vision so lead in anger.

This outline was created from chapter Four (4) of John Maxwell’s book, Developing The Leader Within You,” Get the book and read it. It is going to be one of the best books on developing yourself as a leader.


DEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN YOU”

Change the leader, change the organization. Everything rises and falls on leadership! 

However, I have found that it’s not easy to change leaders. In fact, I discovered that leaders resist change as much as followers do. The results? Unchanged leaders equals unchanged organizations. People do what people see.

I. PROFILE OF A LEADER IN TROUBLE

A. Notice that of the 12 trouble spots for a leader listed below, five (5) deal with an unwillingness to change and that spells trouble for the organization.

1. Has a poor understanding of people. 

2. Lacks imagination. 

3. Has personal problems. 

4. Passes the buck. 

5. Feels secure and satisfied. 

6. Is not organized. 

7. Flies into rages.

8. Will not take a risk. 

9. It is insecure and defensive. 

10. Stays in flexible. 

11. Has no team spirit. 

12. Fights change.

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, then to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”
— Nicolo Machiavelli

B. The first order of things to be changed is me, the leader. 

1. After I consider how hard it is to change myself, 

2. Then I will understand the challenge of trying to change others. 

3. This is the ultimate test of leadership.

4. Effective teaching comes only through a changed person.

Howard Hendricks said the more you change, the more you become an instrument of change in the lives of others. If you want to become a change agent, you also must change.

If this is you and you know you need to change, read our section on:

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