First, Do No Harm

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Malpractice occurs in the practice of medicine or law in an "instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional."

Perhaps leaders should be wise about their practice of leading a team to achieve the goals of an organization.

The first ingredient of effective leadership is a core competency. A leader must have the technical skills necessary to teach and execute to move an organization forward. Core competencies are godly gifts combined with a lifetime of practice.

If a leader lacks competency in job performance, it is usually accompanied by bravado and bluster. This leader has only positional authority as the team realizes the emperor has no clothes.

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Leaders should be deeply engaged in the trenches to consistently demonstrate, teach and produce. Leaders must lead the way in output.

But when a leader demonstrates incompetency while attempting to produce, even greater damage can occur to an organization.

A leader must first do no harm. 

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Today's Scripture

"When Jesus came out and saw many people, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things" (Mark 8:31).



Platform Tip No. 87

There are still many leaders who "push" their message into the marketplace with mass media. Unfortunately, most leaders have no reason to try to reach a large audience.

A better strategy is to place content where a targeted audience can find the messages.

A platform message is designed to be pulled into a life. Most of us don't like having advice pushed upon us.

Our job is to be "there" whenever someone begins to look for help.

A platform can be anywhere your target audience looks for help.



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