What make a leader extraordinary?
Jenni Catron joins me to talk about the four dimensions of leadership that move a leader from ordinary to become the best at what they do.
Welcome to Episode 71 of the Podcast.
Guest Links: Jenni Catron
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The Church Leader’s Podcast interview with Jenni Catron
Jenni’s Four Dimensions of Leadership
How do you know if you’re using your influence in leadership for good, and how do you know if your influence is taking a negative turn? In her latest book, Jenni discusses the different arenas of leadership and how you can use your strengths to make the biggest impact.
- Mind: For someone who’s strong in mind, it’s about strategy, practices and operational tasks. Someone strong in mind has an eye for details and almost always has a call-to-action. This is the person who’s planning and thinking ahead, the one who’s hyper about policies and procedures. The bad side of this is that someone who’s strong in this dimension doesn’t slow down to see people and how they’re impacted by decisions. They’ll miss out on how people are feeling, and they may overlook how they’re feeling.
- Strength: This is your visionary leader. When you can provide the vision, you provide hope. This is someone who knows where they want to go, although they may not tactically get there. They see the possibility, and they have ideas. On the downside, they have a new idea every day, and this can be exhausting to the rest of the team. They need to be able to discern God’s calling and discipline themselves to follow it.
- Heart: Heart people think of people first, and they’re aware of how others are impacted. They’re the people, who, when a new initiative is made, will be more concerned about how everyone feels about it. They’ll be aware and sensitive to how the team is affected. Unfortunately, this is the person who may be at odds with the visionary, and they are likely to get bogged down in the fear of taking on everyone’s feelings, and it’s easy to get stuck there.
- Soul: Soul is the spiritual component of leadership. It’s about our prayer life as leaders, and it keeps up rightly balanced to the reality that our accomplishments belong to God. This person has an understanding that we lead because of His provision. This is the one who is praying for your team and praying for wisdom. The only down side is that if you work in the business world, this person may not be able to pray openly at work, but they’re still able to pray for jobs, relationships and the families of those they work with on a personal level.
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