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Can Leadership Be Learned?
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:00:53 AM »

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Can Leadership Be Learned?

You do not have to be a natural-born leader to become a great leader.


Is leadership something we’re born with, or is it something we learn?


Yes. Both-and.


Some people seem to be born with leadership skills. These people may be more charismatic, sometimes more extraverted, more affirming. Maybe he or she was president of their class and captain of their teams in high school. Their voice holds the room’s attention, and their ideas catch on throughout an organization.


You Have to Learn Leadership


But, in my experience, natural leaders often rely on instincts. Instincts work for a while, but eventually they fail. They do not scale up to tackling new or more complex leadership challenges—to creating plans for strategic leadership or for effecting system-wide change. That takes processes, strategies, and tools that don’t always come with instinct or experience.


Other people are dropped into leadership positions without natural leadership gifting. Maybe it’s the wise, compassionate woman who is asked to lead her Bible study. Maybe it’s the pastor who loves theology or Biblical counseling but who feels overwhelmed when faced with leading a congregation.


Leadership Journey


That’s the situation I was in during my second year of a church plant years ago. We’d successfully launched the church, counting 234 people in attendance for the first Sunday. But then we moved past the frenetic energy of the launch, saw our numbers settle around a hundred, and slid towards rhythms of regular church life. And I realized I did not know what to do next. I was stuck, and leadership was the lever I needed to get through.


I am not a natural leader. I am a nerd, thank you very much. While some of my good friends were leading student government in school, I was reading the encyclopedia ...

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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 01:33:16 AM »
Why post a link to a locked site?
It is a pointless exercise, far better having read the article to then post a sumery of it plus a link, but also ward that access is locked for subscribers only.

Well why not taken the topic title and use it - to elaborate on the subject !


Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 01:34:49 AM »
Can Leadership Be Learned?




EG : Can leadership be learned ?

Or is it born in us ?


If you have an answer then the administrator divdes the topic for further discussion.


Is it our genes or God's choice !

Lets move on




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Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 01:25:38 PM »

EG : Can leadership be learned ?
Or is it born in us ?

If you have an answer then the administrator divdes the topic for further discussion.

Is it our genes or God's choice !

Lets move on

Hello @Tes Johnson ,

* Moses is a case in point, in that he was not a natural leader, yet God chose him to lead Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness journey, and it's subsequent 40 years of wandering, to the promised land.  In our weakness His strength is made perfect.

* Paul spoke of his own experience with such words as, 'weakness, fear and trembling' (1 Cor. 2:3, see also 2 Cor. 12:9)

* Both men were called and equipped by the Holy Spirit.  They became 'great' men, among the people they were called upon to serve: but both would admit that the greatness was God's only; that they, in the flesh, were not naturally equipped for the task they were called to perform.

'For ye see your calling, brethren,
how that not many wise men after the flesh,
not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;
and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen,
yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
That no flesh should glory in His presence.'

(1Cor. 1:26-29) 

* Success is also not to be measured by 'bums on seats',: for the inner working of the heart is visible to God only; He knows those who are truly His.

In Christ Jesus
Cariad

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 03:10:36 PM »


yes

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 02:27:15 AM »
Athough both were educated [in a foreign land- or way] and in this modern world this is seen as qualification.. for a position. eg ; Paul and Moses.

I would be more inclined to include the fishermen or the people without education - to put the point across.. as in he fishermen eg |:
18Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and John replied, Which is right in God?s eyes: to listen to you, or to him, You be the judges! 20As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.

As with Jesus in His time [in flesh]


He was only raised as a tradesmen - indeed a carpenter  John 7:15 "living from hand to mouth "

Here the taught and edcated had to unlearn and the untaught had to listen - as Jesus was a carpenter and only learnt as He listened .




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Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 10:44:14 AM »
Athough both were educated [in a foreign land- or way] and in this modern world this is seen as qualification.. for a position. eg ; Paul and Moses.

I would be more inclined to include the fishermen or the people without education - to put the point across.. as in he fishermen eg |:
18Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and John replied, Which is right in God?s eyes: to listen to you, or to him, You be the judges! 20As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.

As with Jesus in His time [in flesh]


He was only raised as a tradesmen - indeed a carpenter  John 7:15 "living from hand to mouth "

Here the taught and edcated had to unlearn and the untaught had to listen - as Jesus was a carpenter and only learnt as He listened .

Hi Tes,

Our Lord, as God's only begotton Son, was a channel only, a channel of God's Words and Works ('a body hast Thou prepared me' - Heb. 10:5).  As God manifest in the flesh, He came to make God known.  John 1:14-18.  From the age of 12 years He amazed those in authority by the knowledge he possessed (Luke 2:47).

In the case of those whom God calls, He also equips them for the task they are called upon to do.  It is not the man, but God who works: as in the case of Paul and Moses, or of the twelve.  So it is not a matter of natural ability, or of education, but of God Who enables.

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus
Cariad


Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Can Leadership Be Learned?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 12:29:41 AM »

Yes - correct.    :D

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