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5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Leadership


Leaders have to push themselves before they can fully help others reach their potential.

Am I improving? It’s a question that I hope I never stop asking myself. In the age of focusing on our strengths, many times we tend to simply excuse away what we are not good at as a weakness to ignore and not worry about. If we are not careful, I think we can focus on helping other people improve and forget that we have to continue to push ourselves. A leader can never settle. Leaders have to push themselves before they can fully help others reach their potential.

This week, I have been processing what I need to improve on in the coming months. Here is how I am trying to improve as a leader in this season.

  1. Show up early—My tendency is to show up to meetings right on time, and I tend to show up with my mind spinning. In this season, I am trying to make time to show up early and clear my mind before meetings.
  2. Slow down multitasking—I try to juggle too many projects at one time. In this season, I am trying to focus so I can give every task the attention needed and then move forward.
  3. Prep early—With messages and meetings, when I prep early, I have time to process before the presentation. More time to think leads to better connection with whatever audience I am trying to connect with.
  4. Proactively connect—I am trying to look around and see who around me I need to connect with. When I proactively connect with other people in my community, I control my calendar and I push myself to listen more to people around me.

That’s my list! What are you striving to improve in this season of your leadership life?  

Michael Bayne

Michael Bayne

Michael is a follower of Christ, a husband, a dad and a pastor. He serves Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee as the Executive Pastor. He has served in multiple family ministry roles as a kids, student, and family pastor for 16 years. He’s also the Team Leader @ Parent Ministry for Kids and drinks way too much Diet Mountain Dew! Follow Michael on twitter at @michael_bayne.

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