There’s a great deal of opinions out there about what leaders should be in their organizations.
At the end of a really intense day of coaching with leaders around the country, I want to add something to this list that you may not have thought about before.
Leaders should be…STORYTELLERS.
I encourage you to keep this in mind as one of the key roles of leadership. Telling the story of what you are trying to see accomplished in the lives of people in a way that can really be understood and remembered is an art that will set you apart from other leaders and move your vision forward.
I want to challenge you THIS WEEK to look for three different types of stories within your ministry organization.
- Look for a story that enables you to paint a picture of the vision, the life that you are really trying to see produced through the work that you are doing. Remember that your vision is for a person, and who this person will become through the work of your ministry organization defines what your work is all about.
- Find a picture or a way of telling a story of what is happening between an individual team member, staff member, or volunteer and someone that you serve. Another way to look at this is to answer the question “What is the magic that is happening between an individual person who is serving and the individual being served?”
- Look for a story of a transformed life. Is there someone whose life will never be the same because of the work of your organization?
Look for those stories and share share share!!! Perfect your art of storytelling and you will move your vision forward in powerful ways.
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