There are a few topics here at 3QL that keep rising to the surface. The Redundancy of Leadership is one of those.
I love a good set of questions. The namesake of this blog, for example, are three questions we can ask ourselves over and over. As situations change around us, then our answers will change. But the questions stay the same.
I have another set of questions I use rather frequently: One Word, Jump, and Stick. I started using these questions to help students on our leadership trip evaluate and process what they had heard, then started using it at camp as a way for them to process the message each night. Now, they are a regular part of my personal Bible reading.
For me, good questions aren’t good because they make you think the first time. Good questions still make you think the 100th time.
And that’s the redundancy of leadership. Find those things that may be solid the first time, but withstand the long haul.
As leaders, we have to continually cast vision so people are on the same page. Sure, the initial cast is important, but just because I remember the vision doesn’t mean the people I lead will remember.
What calls for repeating in your sphere of influence today? What drum have you stopped beating in the midst of our current societal shift? What do you need to re-emphasize to those who hear your voice?
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