Centered Leadership

Centered Leadership

March 25, 2015 in Pastor's Perspective

Centered LeadershipCentered Leadership is an interesting book. Rather than pouring out all kinds of wisdom, the approach requires the reader to do the work. I found it very easy to just read the questions and not really take the time to think about them and answer them. But when I did take the time, I found it to be very helpful.

The part I gleaned the most from was the “Connecting” section. Ironically, while I have always believed that “there is wisdom in many counselors,” I found that I hadn’t invested in building a network to the degree I thought I had. If you asked me, I would have said that networking was a strength for me, but when I when I actually mapped things out, I found something different.

One of the things I learned long ago was that facts are our friends. It’s better to know the truth than to live in a fantasy world, even if the fantasy is more pleasant. For me, that means taking some time to think more about where to invest my time to build my network. I know that in many ways success in life is influenced by the people with whom we connect and who speak into our lives. Knowing that, I am going to reevaluate how I am investing my time.

What’s your next step? Share it with the rest of us.

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