Feb 10, 2017
How to Develop Leaders
Pipelines, not Funnels (Tim Wheat, Mark Vance, Mike McDaniel)
How to Develop Leaders – Pipelines, not Funnels
Tim Wheat (SEND Network, NAMB)
Mark Vance (Salt Company – Ames, IA)
Mike McDaniel (Summit Church – Raleigh, NC)
In this video we’re talking how we develop leaders. It’s something everyone knows they should do, but few really know how. Find out why you should think “pipelines, not funnels” to produce quantity and quality leaders. Also hear what specific skills are most important for young leaders to develop.
- Leadership funnels look for a particular type of leader, with a narrow skill-set, to develop for one purpose. Pipelines have multiple on ramps and off ramps for many different types of leaders, all of whom can be developed to their maximal potential.
- Leadership development requires inputs of time and energy, and may not always end up in the destination you initially envisioned.
- To lead others well, you must first be able to know and lead yourself well.
- It takes a whole village to raise a child, and it takes a whole church to train a leader.
- Key Skills to develop in young leaders: Character. Coachability. Gospel Identity.
Questions to consider:
- Does your leadership development program look more like a funnel or a pipeline?
- What is one adjustment you can make in order to maximize the gifts of multiple types of leaders?
- How can you maintain focus on developing character in young leaders?
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