(Click the following link for a short, self-scoring questionnaire to discover your 3-STRand leadership mix: https://churchhealthwiki.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/3-strand-leadership-questionnaire-c2a9bobwhitesel-fillable.pdf)
Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: I have written how leaders fall into three categories:
- Strategic leaders are visionaries.
- Tactical leaders are organizers and doers.
- And relational leaders lead by developing long lasting relationships.
It’s no surprise you need all three on your team. Here is a quick questionnaire to find the leadership “mix” of each of your team members: 3-STRand Leadership Questionnaire
But in the church today, I’ve seen that there a lot of dreamers … and often not enough doers.
- Plans are proposed, but there’s little follow through.
- New ideas are promoted but congregants expect the staff to do all the work of implementing it.
Steve Jobs, as described in this insightful article, found how to help dreamers become doers. It involves asking one question. “What’s next?”
Read the article and find out more.
Timeless advice from the co-founder of Apple by Marcel Schwantes, Inc. Magazine, 11/25/20.
An infographic from Resume.io has captured Jobs’ insightful career advice, as well as those of other successful founders and entrepreneurs, to keep your career moving forward. Jobs once said:
“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
Focus on your next goal
The above statement outlines the importance of setting fresh goals to make sure that you keep up the momentum in your career. If you get distracted by your current achievements, you might lose sight of exciting opportunities and long-term ambitions.
Ask ‘what’s next?’
Making sure you’re equipped for future success doesn’t mean that you have to have one definitive end-goal in mind. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Steve Jobs didn’t know back in 1976 that he would end up unveiling the iPhone to the world in 2007.
He was able to continue revolutionizing the world of consumer technology with an ever-expanding portfolio of innovation because he knew how to ask “what’s next?”
Progress is often incremental in nature, and new ideas and developments can grow out of past successes. Jobs’s career is a testament to setting goals that build on the foundational skills and knowledge you achieve and having the foresight to seek out new challenges that keep you moving forward.