How Church Leaders Can Communicate Better
November 1, 2016
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Church leaders may see what needs to change, but their words can have a powerful impact on culture if not used well. For instance, leaders should say what people can handle and what can help them grow. In addition, a leader’s words can carry more weight and kill conversations or motivation. Speak when necessary and use your words carefully.
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A leader’s greatest assets are often trust and influence, helping to shape the culture and empowering others without being controlling.
- Regrets? When have you regretted speaking up? Would it have helped to have said nothing at all?
- Your Role: What do people expect from you? Are there ways you can lead without speaking directly to people or situations?
- Key Moments: When should leaders be more vocal in a meeting or conversation? Are there times when failing to speak could send the wrong signal?
Do you lean toward speaking more or less? How can you can grow in this area this week?
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