We strategically prayed this morning over our IMPACT INITIATIVE vision. As I wrote yesterday, my passion and prayer is that the word spoken and direction given last Sunday not fall to the ground. The goal of leadership is influence. And influence has three stages:
The initial goal of any leader is motivation. A leader sets forth vision and direction and carries the responsibility for people to follow them. And without leveraging motivation failure is imminent.
Motivation is the clear communication of giving people the reason to act. It’s giving people an incentive to do. In order to motivate there must be a clear and precise communication of vision with encouragement. Although this is complex to accomplish in people, it’s only the first stage of influence. Studies have proven that motivation only last 72 hours. That is why we must take our leadership to the next level…inspiration. And this one will require our effort along with God’s involvement– more on that tomorrow.
Be a motivator. Encourage someone today. Don’t wait for someone to encourage you! Go ahead…clearly communicate the incentive we have in serving the vision God has given us through Impact Church.
Blog entry #11 – Motivated to Lead.