Reversing The Death Spiral

Reversing the Death Spiral of a Leader. Dr Henry Cloud. @Drhenrycloud Willow Creek GLS   Leaders take charge. They do stuff. They don’t blame. They exert energy and take charge of people and problems. They do hard things.   But the hardest thing you have to be in charge of, is yourself.   Leaders always see a vision, get a team, and a plan, and tweak along the way and move from here toward there.   But sometimes along the way, they stop being in charge of themselves and fall off in a downward spiral.  This happens in very accomplished leaders.   What happens in a downward spiral? Leaders who last think, feel and behave differently from the ones who spiral out.   A study looked at two groups of people; 1)   High performers on the entry test. 2)   Dummies who failed the entry test.   In the field the second group outperformed the first by 53%! Wow!   Oh, but there was one other difference,   They did another test. The first group were also pessimists.  The second were […]

The Courage Leadership Requires. Bill Hybels at Willow Creek GLS

    The Courage Leadership Requires. Bill Hybels at Willow Creek GLS Dt 31:7-8 Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”   The charge to the younger leader. But why would it need such courage?   Later God himself speaks to that younger leader in Joshua 1. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. “Be strong and very courageous.   Why do I need to know that? He soon learned! Leadership demands a non stop flow of fortitude from day one, to the end.   Courage correlates to every component of leadership; You need courage for…   […]