As always, GLS founder Bill Hybels kicked off the summit talking about the 4 Lenses of Leadership. Which lens do you need to wear in this season of your leadership?
The Bright Red Lenses
These represent a fired up leader because they understand the effect that unbridled passion has on everyone else.
- Moving people from here to there takes planning and prayer, but it most assuredly takes passion. It’s like protein for the team.
- A leader's passion is contagious.
- Passion is either derived from the mountaintops of a beautiful dream or the depths of a valley that is going terribly wrong.
How filled is your passion bucket right now?
Here’s how you fill your passion bucket:
- Read passionate authors
- Be with passionate people
- Go to places that stir your soul
These represent a leader whose vision for people has been shattered.
- Even if you start with shattered lenses, you can grow and build a beautiful culture.
- An organization will only be as healthy as the top leader wants it to be.
- God only really treasures one thing in this vast cosmos: people.
- The best way to honor the people you lead is to provide a healthy culture.
Do you have a fear-based culture? Do you have a passive culture?
These represent a leader’s ability to adjust the goal-setting culture of a team.
- Are you “goal-aholics” on your team, measuring everything?
- Have you swung to other extreme with no accountability?
- It is cruel and unusual punishment to employ a person and never tell a person how they are doing.
- I never want 6 months to pass without every staff person knowing how they’re doing and where they stand.
How is your goal-setting culture? How do you need to adjust?
Sunglasses with Rear View Mirror
These represent a bright future while seeing your legacy behind you.
- Leadership is not about time; it’s about energy.
- Leadership can become a legal drug that other parts of your life have a hard time competing with.
- If you’re on that drug, why would you ever change a diaper? Why would you sit with the poor? Why would you ever sit with a prisoner?
Where are you investing your energy? Are you pleased with how you will be remembered by your family, friends and those closest to you?