Many leaders have a keen sense of what needs to be done to improve an organization.
However, when communicating direction, some leaders fail because of how messages are delivered.
Poor delivery often occurs because the leader has not sought the Holy Spirit and delivers instruction void of anointing. Leaders who are led by the Holy Spirit seek God to help in the proper delivery of words meant to help the team.
"How" a message is delivered is as important as the content of the instruction.
People who must listen to leaders have different learning styles and abilities. Decoding of instructions is often flawed due to sociological and cultural frames of reference. We may all listen to the same message, yet take away varying opinions of what was heard.
The Holy Spirit provides leaders with insight and empathy for delivering a message in a godly manner.
Body language matters. Intonation matters. The eyes matter.
Pray before speaking to a team. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak through you in every meeting.
"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you" (John 14:26).
Here's something I'm trying or thinking about today ...
White Board in your browser!
Need an online white board for team collaboration?
Check out realtimeboard.com
This unlimited whiteboard toolkit and powerful libraries help you visualize and organize your thoughts and projects. Great for projects, research and mind mapping.
Platform Tip No. 17
Not all platforms are alike.
Audiences vary among more factors than age and gender. Lifestyle factors impact platforms to "over-deliver" to certain audiences.
Pinterest is effective at delivering information directed to a lifestyle. A Facebook message doesn't belong on the Pinterest platform ... even if pinned with a pretty picture.
Your message is likely meant to help people with particular needs. What platform will best aggregate the people you are trying to reach? Find out where your need-group hangs out and show up there every day.
Don't be misled by audience size. Composition matters most.
Do you want to learn more about developing your personal platform?
This is an exclusive offer to Ministry Today and "Greenelines" readers.
We will not share your email address with anyone.
Dr. Steve Greene is the publisher and executive vice president of the media group at Charisma Media and executive producer of the Charisma Podcast Network. His book, Love Leads: The Spiritual Connection Between Your Relationships and Productivity, is now available.
Leaders, Dr. Greene wants to help you understand the spiritual connection between relationships and productivity. Read his new blog, here.
Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Dr. Steve Greene is now sharing stories, teachings, and conversations with guests who lead with love on Love Leads, a new podcast. Listen now.
Dr. Mark Rutland's
National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL)
The NICL is one of the top leadership training programs in the U.S. taught by Dr. Mark Rutland. If you're the type of leader that likes to have total control over every aspect of your ministry and your future success, the NICL is right for you!
FREE NICL MINI-COURSE - Enroll for 3-hours of training from Dr. Rutland's full leadership course. Experience the NICL and decide if this training is right for you and your team.Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you’re not growing? Do you need help from an expert in leadership? There is no other leadership training like the NICL. Gain the leadership skills and confidence you need to lead your church, business or ministry. Get ready to accomplish all of your God-given dreams. CLICK HERE for NICL training dates and details.
The NICL Online is an option for any leader with time or schedule constraints. It's also for leaders who want to expedite their training to receive advanced standing for Master Level credit hours. Work through Dr. Rutland's full training from the comfort of your home or ministry at your pace. Learn more about NICL Online. Learn more about NICL Online.