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What is leadership? SA

Leadership is a process of influence. Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of people in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader.”

******LEADERSHIP – Leadership is a process of social influence through which a person can enlist the aid of others in attaining a goal or accomplishing a mission.


The word ambition comes from the Latin word meaning what? SA

“campaigning for promotion.”


Which scripture passage has been used in the text reading to discuss biblical leadership? SA

1 Tim 3:8-12
8 In the same way, deacons[b] are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 In the same way, the women[c] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.


What is the Master principle of leadership? SA

serving others

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 (Pg. 22)

“You know that those who are regarded as rulers [leaders] of the Gentiles [people] lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to be the first must be slave of all.” Mark 10:42-43 (Pg. 22)


What are three characteristics of servant leadership from Sanders book? SA

6 points of servanthood outlined on pages 24-25

1.Dependence – God will uphold you
2. Approval – God has chosen you
3. Modesty – God gets the glory; not self
4. Empathy – Be merciful, don’t walk on people
5. Optimism – Keep hope alive through it all
6. Anointing – The Holy Spirit is with you


What is natural and spiritual leadership? SA1

Self Confident Confident in God
Knows Men Also knows God
Makes own decisions Seeks God’s will
Ambitious Humble
Creates Methods Follows God
Enjoys Command Enjoys Obeying God
Seeks Personal Reward Loves God & Others
Independent Depends on God


Which is more important, natural or spiritual leadership or is it both. why? SA2

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose.” (Bernard Montgomery)

“…that quality that inspires sufficient confidence in subordinates as to be willing to accept his views and carry out his commands” (Fleet Admiral Nimitz)

“Leaders move others” Pg. 27
“Christian leaders…blends both human and divine qualities in a harmony of ministry by God and His people for the blessing of others.” P.T. Chandapilla

“Spiritual leadership blends natural and spiritual qualities.” Pg


Those with spiritual leadership are primarily focused on what?

You know that those who are regarded as rulers [leaders] of the Gentiles [people] lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to be the first must be slave of all.” Mark 10:42-43 (Pg. 22)
Serving others


From Timothy 3:1-7 :
What are some qualities of a leader?
Why must a leader not be a recent convert?

1 Timothy 3:1-7 
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap


Thrall cites research that 70% of leaders do not finish well, why? MC

“After…extensive research, Dr. J. Robert Clinton…believes that more than 70 percent of leaders do not finish well. He bases this startling statistic on six criteria,…”
“First, leaders who do not finish well lose their learning posture. They stop listening and growing.”
“Second, The attractiveness of their character wanes…a leader whose…skills outstrip his character formation will eventually falter.”
“Third, They stop living by their convictions” (Thrall, Pg. 14)
“Fourth, they fail to leave behind ultimate contributions…”
“Fifth, they stop walking in an awareness of their influence and destiny.”
“Finally, leaders who finish poorly lose their once vibrant relationship with God.” (Thrall, Pg. 14)


Based upon the power point in class, what does the capacity ladder NOT include? MC

In environments where the definition of success does not include healthy relationships and character traits like honesty and integrity, leaders may accomplish much but never amount to much.”


In Thrall's book, Principles, Relationships and Environments are important for a new atmosphere; in what order do they happen? MC

“A new relationship will spark a new understanding of a principle…A new principle will spark a new environment amid a supportive relationship. The three components work in a symbiotic, circular dependence, where none can thrive without the other.” (Thrall, Pg. 35)


In Thrall, what is one of the most significant factors of an organization's productivity ? MC

“Without interpersonal competence or a psychologically safe environment, the organization is a breeding ground for mistrust, intergroup conflict, rigidity and so on, which lead to a decrease in organizational success in problem solving.” (Thrall, Pg. 32)


In Thrall, how is the word, need, defined? MC

“They needed an atmosphere where people could breathe with integrity, where they felt trusted and valued for who they really are.” (Thrall, Pg. 26)


6 Levels of conflict management and define (matching)

o 0 – Conflict Avoidance
o 1 – A problem to solve
o 2 – Disagreement
o 3 – Contest
o 4 – Fight or Flight
o 5 – Intractable Situation
****see Conflict word doc


Autocratic/ Dictatorial leadership (fill in blank)

Autocratic / Dictatorial
This is a single leader approach where one gives out orders and others follow.


Democratic / Consultative (fill in the blank)

Democratic / Consultative
Positives: This style of leadership promotes individuality and creativity among followers. Consultative leadership gathers all the information, talent, and experience it can from followers; makes decisions based upon that input and establishes the course of direction; making adjustments along the way. When the leader does not have sufficient information to make the best decision a consultative approach is best.
Negatives: The consultative approach to leadership can be challenged when attempting to meet deadlines, reach goals, or if a sudden turbulence hits.


What is type A leadership? (fill in the blank)

Personality Type A Leaders
Positives: This leadership style tends to be task oriented toward goals and driven to succeed. They will gravitate toward successful task oriented followers who can help them succeed. This style of leadership is especially helpful when goals need to be accomplished or there is a crisis.
Negatives: This style of leadership reduces individual participation and creativity; relationships can suffer at the expense of the goal.


What is type B leadership? (fill in the blank)

Type B Leaders
Positives: This leadership style tends to be relational driven and small group oriented. They will gravitate toward followers who value harmony in relationships. This style of leadership promotes individuality, creativity and advice among followers.
Negatives: This style of leadership reduces the effectiveness of meeting goals and deadlines, which can suffer at the expense of relationships.


What is transactional leadership? (fill in the blank)

Transactional Model: This is a style of leadership that promotes reward for service.