“If leadership practices in the Church are not drastically different from the corporate world, the Church’s influence on the world will cease reflecting the person of Jesus.”
For the sake of this post, let’s define ‘managers’ as task-oriented individuals in high positions who’s only goal is to get results at any cost…and ‘leaders’ as people-oriented individuals in influential positions who’s goal is to accomplish objectives with their teams.
Managers say, “You will get this done.”
Leaders say, “We’ll get this done together.”
Managers tend to delegate tasks to those in specific positions.
Leaders give tasks out to those team members best equipped to handle them.
Managers lead others out the office they occupy.
Leaders lead out of relationship which earns them influence.
Mangers make decisions out of what makes sense and seems logical.
Leaders realize the importance of prayer, thinking ‘outside of the box,’ and involving others in decisions.
Managers tend to protect their position until they are offered a chance to move up the corporate ladder.
Leaders do their best to bring one or two others along and mentor them to replace themselves one day.
That’s my list. Would you add anything? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below.