From The Director

Dusty Wilson webIt is with great pleasure that I introduce to you a new section of the web site that will be entitled Leadership Tips that will help YOUth L.E.A.D. The vision for the youth department in Florida is to Build Youth and Chldren’s Leaders for Kingdom Service. We will accomplish this vision with a four-fold ministry strategy : Our purpose is Leading, Equipping, Affirming and Discipling youth and children’s leaders for Kingdom service. Each month I plan to bring to you a section from the new E-L.E.A.D. Newsletter that will be found on this web site. This section will host an excerpt from the newsletter that you can put to use in your ministry. I look forward to hearing from you with constructive feed-back and how we can continue to develop you and your leadership. God Bless You is my prayer.


The Difference in Management and Leadership

While leaders come in every size, shape and disposition, every leader shares at least one characteristic: a concern with a guiding purpose, an overarching vision. They are more than goal directed. Leaders have a clear vision of what they want to do—personally and professionally—and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures. They know where they are going and why.

Bennis, Warren. 1997. Managing People is Like Herding Cats. Pg. 63-64.
Provo, Utah: Executive Excellence Publishing.

The Four Domains of Leading Like Jesus

  • Heart—Leadership is a motivation matter. Are you a servant leader or a self serving leader?
  • Head—Leadership is a belief matter. Are you leading from solid knowledge about the situation?
  • Hands—Leadership is an action matter. Are you setting clear goals and directing growth in the people you lead?
  • Habits—Leadership is a commitment matter. Are you developing your own ability to lead?

Blanchard, Ken, and Hodges, Phil. 2005. Lead Like Jesus. Nashville:
Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Leadership Development

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

Finzel, Hans. 1997. Creating the Right Leadership Culture. In George Barna, Leaders on Leadership. Ventura, California: Regal Books, Pg. 271.