5 Levels of Leadership


While taking basic scuba diver training our instructor drilled into my mind: "Plan your dive and dive your plan!!"  This is a good life lesson (no pun intended ;-) )  If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

At South Bay Pentecostal Church we hold an annual Staff Advance Planning Retreat Thur-Sun the last weekend of October, preferably at an off-site hotel or resort type setting.  This follows the UPCI General Conference and SoCal District Combined Board Meetings, enabling us to have a clear view of the next year's general, district, and sectional dates and events, thus avoiding conflicts or future changes in our own church calendar.  At this meeting we pray, plan, calendar, budget, and theme the next year.
Once a month we hold an all-church Staff Meeting on a designated Sunday from 7:30-8:30am.  Usually I begin this meeting with a leadership lesson characterized as "One-Minute Leadership" (tho I've never actually done it in one minute  :-)
This past Sunday was entitled "5 Levels of Leadership" and is outlined below. (This was taken from an overview of the book by John Maxwell.) If possible, I will add the Keynote & audio of this presentation here. (just to reward you for having read this far down ;-)
5 Levels of Leadership
  • Position—People follow because they have to.
  • Permission—People follow because they want to.
  • Production—People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
  • People Development—People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
  • Pinnacle—People follow because of who you are and what you represent.
  • What level are you on?
  • Do you desire to go to the next level?
  • What will it require to attain the next level?
  • How long will it take?
  • What's next?
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