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Anyone can be a leader if we behave like one. Leading Volunteers. Some Background. SAFECO – Leadership development Focused on non-managers. Public Speaking Time Management Leading a Team Qualities of a Leader Peer Mentoring Presentation Skills . Our application today.

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some background
Some Background
  • SAFECO – Leadership development

Focused on non-managers.

      • Public Speaking
      • Time Management
      • Leading a Team
      • Qualities of a Leader
      • Peer Mentoring
      • Presentation Skills
our application today
Our application today
  • TRAC – Leadership development

Focused on leading volunteers

      • No positional authority
      • Lead through relationship and respect
      • It’s about behaviors
  • 7 essential behaviors of a volunteer leader…
choose a positive attitude
Choose a positive attitude
  • We cannot always control what happens to us in life, but it is our choice how we respond.
  • Viktor Frankl an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor said, “The last of our human freedoms is to choose our attitude in any given circumstance.”
  • Remember the people around you will mirror your attitude.
be others focused
Be others focused
  • For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
  • So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist,and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel. John 13:4,5
  • The best way to create an environment where people willingly follow your leadership is to let them know that your #1 priority is to help them. - Tony Dungy
  • Pray for your team before, during and after camp.
be encouraging
Be encouraging
  • To encourage means to express enthusiastic confidence in another's ability to accomplish something or prevail under difficult circumstances.
  • Exceptional Leaders know that how and what they communicate impacts others either positively or negatively. Choose positive!
  • Do you declare the possibilities for others, envisioning a successful future for them?
  • Be intentional and authentic with your encouragement.
  • Look for opportunities to speak life into others.
listen more talk less
Listen more, talk less
  • There are two reasons for listening, to connect with people and to learn something.
  • Everyone has a story and they want you to hear it.
  • When you listen, pay attention to both the factual and emotional content of what is being said.
  • ”Wisdom is the reward you get from a lifetime of listening when you’d rather have talked.- Doug Larson
  • I have to admit, I’ve never learned anything when I was talking. – Paul Emmett
practice and improve communication skills
Practice and improve communication skills
  • If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, having a message doesn’t even matter.
  • Credibility precedes good communications.
    • First, believe what you say.
    • Second, live what you say.
  • Three keys to improving communication skills
    • Practice
    • Practice
    • Practice
be a good follower
Be a good follower
  • Biblical examples:
    • Joshua followed Moses for more than forty years before he led the children of Israel into the promised land.
    • Elisha served Elijah for ten years before he took up his master’s mantle and went on to perform even more miracles.
    • The Apostle Peter followed Jesus for three years—and made a lot of mistakes—before he and his fellow-disciples “turned the world upside down”.
    • Jesus - “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39 NKJV
so what does a great follower look like
So what does a great follower look like?
  • They understand their role - Great followers not only accept this fact but embrace it.
  • They are obedient - No one should be allowed to give orders who can’t obey orders.
  • They are servants - Great followers are observant. They notice what needs to be done, then they do it joyfully.
  • They are humble - Great followers don’t make it about them. They shine the light on their leader.
  • They are loyal - Great followers never speak ill of their leader in public.
be a continual learner
Be a continual learner
  • Continuous learners
    • Have a beginner’s mindset
    • Make connections
    • Are flexible and adaptable
    • Are always learning something
    • Are continuously curious
    • Learn in multiple ways
    • Teach others
leadership its about your behavior
Leadership…Its about YOUR behavior
  • “You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” Old Irish Proverb

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