developing leaders and time

By January 5, 2010Leadership

When it comes to developing the leadership capacity of younger leaders, much of it is simply a matter of spending time with them.  No agenda.  No curriculum.  Just time.

Over time, relationships develop.  Over time, thoughts and feelings are share.  By spending time with a younger leader, you’re allowing them to hear your dreams and to voice their own.

Did you know that over 50 percent of  Jesus’ teachings were instigated by someone else?*  It was a person asking a question or a father asking Jesus to heal his daughter.  In other words, Jesus let other people set the agenda more often than not.

When you spend time with a younger leader, you’ll find yourself sharing some of your best teaching nuggets in response to a life situation they are facing.

* This is from “Inductive Preaching” by Lewis and Lewis.