building strong people
How to Lead Effectively
A leader may operate an efficient church or Christian organization but not excel at helping others become active, ministering members of the body of Christ. Or a one-person show may accomplish good things but foster a congregation of passive, dependent, and uninspired people. Building Strong People is written for church and ministry leaders who want to learn how to encourage others to become effective team members and leaders. Beginning with an extensive, self-administered leadership test, Reed and Westfall give readers the tools to recognize their own style of leadership and understand how to adjust their approach for the best results. They describe how to help people clarify their vision, and then how to equip and empower teams of people to achieve their common goals. Twenty myths of leadership that are stumbling blocks for growth are exposed, such as "If it's not broken, don't fix it" and "Experts know best" This well-researched, easy-to-read look at leadership is an effective guide for church staff, lay workers, and students who want to become more effective leaders of leaders, dream releasers, and kingdom builders.