Friday, September 10, 2010

Andy Stanley at THE FORUM 2010

  1. Reading together as a leadership team will have a huge impact.
  2. 2 best kept secrets in leadership:
  3. The less you do the more you accomplish.
  4. The less you do the more you enable others accomplish.
  5. 2 common myths:
  6. Good leaders are "good" at everything.
  7. Good leaders focus on their weaknesses in order to make them strengths.
  8. You are most valuable where you fully exploit your strengths.
  9. Living in your sweet spot is the best thing to do.
  10. It is natural and necessary for leaders to try to "prove themselves" by doing everything, but what may initially be natural and necessary will ultimately limit your effectiveness as a leader.
  11. Play to your strengths and delegate your weaknesses.
  12. THE TARGET: Only do what only you can do!
  13. This is something that you need to work towards.
  14. 3 things happen when leaders drift from their core competencies:
  15. Their effectiveness diminishes.
  16. The effectiveness of other leaders in the organization diminishes.
  17. The ability of the organization to get and keep great leaders diminishes.
  18. What are you willing to give up?
  19. What do you want to quit doing?
  20. 5 reasons why leaders miss this:
  21. Some leaders buy into the myth of being "well rounded".
  22. Leaders forget to distinguish between their authority and their core competencies.
  23. Some leaders are not able to distinguish between their competencies and non-competencies.
  24. Some leaders feel guilty about delegating their weaknesses.
  25. Some leaders won't take the time to develop other leaders.
  26. Dont confuse authority with competency.
  27. Let others make decisions. Push the decision making down in the organization.
  28. Exercise authority with caution.
  29. "I am not the smartest person in the organization, i am just the leader!"
  30. Dont think that you are the smartest just because you are the leader.
  31. Sometimes to have real objectivity you will need to bring an outside person.
  32. Great leadership is not about getting things done right, it is about getting things done right by other people.
  33. Church leaders have done a terrible job at raising young leaders.
  34. Acts 6:1-7
  35. They did less. They did the things only they could do.
  36. They stopped taking care of widows and orphans not because it was wrong to do but they had things that only they could do.
  37. They did less but accomplished more!
  38. It will be much easier to establish and maintain a healthy pace.
  39. The stress you feel is mostly associated with what you are doing not how much you are doing.
  40. "The best thing you can bring to your team is energy" - Bill Hybles
  41. Corporatly you will end up with an organization that reflect your strengths and the strengths of others instead of weaknesses.
  42. A weakness can get better but it will still be a weakness.
  43. Give the freedom to others to play to their strengths.
  44. You will not be a well rounded leader but you can have a well rounded organization.
  45. This does not apply at home. You will have to be all things. You cant hire a dad or mom.
  46. Discovery questions:
  47. What do you do that is almost effortless from your perspective but seems like a daunting task to others?
  48. In what arenas do people consider you the "go to" person?
  49. What facets of your job energize you?
  50. What do you wish you could stop doing?
  51. What organizational environments are you drawn to?
  52. What environments do you avoid?
  53. Discovery project:
  54. Whats the perfect job description for you?
  55. What does a perfect day look like?
  56. "If anything has kept me on track all these years, it's being skewered to this principle of central focus. There are many things I can do, but I have to narrow it down to the one thing I must do. The secret of concentration is elimination."- Howard Hendricks.