Notes from Mark Sanborn at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast (part II)

June 18, 2010 — Leave a comment

Here's part II of my notes from Mark Sanborn's talk at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast:

People have no reason to change until we accept them – One
thing that I've learned from leading people is that I can't successfully
lead someone who I am secretly judging.  I need to always have respect and
appreciation for the person I'm trying to lead.  If I don't have that respect and
appreciation, I have to find it.  Luckily, I've always been successful to find
something about every person which I can respect and appreciate.

I'll accept you where you're at to help you go
where you want to go
– This is the essence of every leader's job and
responsibility.  A leader is responsible to help his people grow and
become the person he or she is meant to be.  A leader should foster that
growth, development, improvement and life journey so the person can
go where they want to go. 

If a leader is able to do
this, it's a great feeling.  I've been able to
experience this a few times when I've been able to help others to become better.  It's a great feeling.

Sanborn also writes a great blog focused on helping leaders grow.  You
can read it

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University and master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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