Inspiration and lessons for your leadership journey!
“Any true leader, manager, or coach adopts stewardship and creating an environment of stewardship as a basic orientation.”
When most of us think of stewardship, we think of taking good care of our own or someone else's financial matters. While that is one part of the definition of stewardship, there is another.
Do you recall the story of Jesus and the washing of the feet from the Passion Narrative in the New Testament? Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus was instructing his disciples on how to lead - to be stewards of people.
To be a steward also means to be "one who administers anything as the agent of another or others." As a leader, this not only means being a good steward of the finances you have been put in charge of, but to also be a good steward of the individuals who report to you, are in your classroom or groups, or in your family.
On your leadership journey you are called to take good care of others, not only because it is inherently the right thing to do, but if you don't, your team will not thrive and therefore, your organization won't either. And you know what that means, right? You won't thrive as a leader.
After washing their feet, Jesus asked, "Do you understand what I have done to you?"
This week, I want you to think about how you can be a better steward of the people on your team, in your classroom, group, or family.
Does this mean having that tough conversation with someone because ultimately it will help you both and the team?
Does it mean taking more time with individuals to learn about their fears, strengths, and personal dreams?
Does it mean asking how you can help or what they need to be more effective in their role - and really listen?
Can you connect your relationship to God, your spirituality, or prayer to how you behave with individuals and teams?
How can you better adopt stewardship and create an environment of stewardship?
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Alan Mikolaj is a a professional, experienced, positive, and passionate speaker, leadership and organizational development consultant, change agent, author, and coach. He holds his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. He is a certified graduate coach from Coaching Out of the Box and holds his ACC and membership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
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