In part one of this series we explored the misconception concerning the famous “Learning the Hard Way” philosophy, which espouses that hard work equates true leadership.
I submit to you that while “Learning the Hard Way” is part of great leadership it does not necessarily propel you to become a great leader. That is something only “Doing it the Right Way” can do. This philosophy subscribes to the idea that you can attain your goals with an effective process, that is informed by an overarching purpose.
A great leader is consumed by the thought of leaving a worthwhile legacy in all that is developed. And the best way to do so is the Right Way with intentionality and purpose in all we do. This, in my opinion, is the best way to cement any and all lessons learned.
But how would this solidify and cement all lessons learned?
I thought you’d never ask!! Here are three tools to Doing it the Right Way:
1- Assess: Any time a leader sets out to try something new (that will improve the status quo) he/she must first consider the importance of assessing the current climate of the organization and the community it seeks to serve. A true assessment of how things are going will mitigate many unnecessary risks that are not well though out.
2- Diagnose: Once you have a clear grasp of where the Organization and/or Ministry team (and the community you serve) are at, then you’ll be able to develop a plan that will best serve who you’re called to bless.
3- Implement: This is the part where you bless your Organization and/or Ministry team and the community by putting the plan into effect to make it happen.