In Credibility by Kouzes and Posner the authors point out the difference between “leader” credibility and personal credibility. DWYSYWD – “Do What You Say You Will Do” – is the behavioral definition of personal credibility. DWWSWWD – “Do What We Say We Will Do” distinguishes “leader” credibility from personal credibility. Leaders represent their organizations, not just themselves. Leaders’ actions must be consistent with the shared values of their organizations.
The week I ran across an interesting book entitled Change or Die: Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman. The book examined case studies of Heart Patients, Criminals ad Workers with research supporting that fact that less than 10 percent of people actually change even when faced with a change or die situation. Deutschman discovered that facts, fear, or force did not bring change in people’s lives; but hope and a relational support system did.
This past week we held our annual LIFE Group Leadership Celebration/Training Event at Brentwood Baptist Church. Today’s Sunday Drive features a link to the video of the large group presentation and a file folder containing the documents distributed at the training. https://vimeo.com/58667872 http://www.brentwoodbaptist.tv/email/attachments/February_3.zip
“Honest. Forward-looking. Inspiring. Competent.” The top characteristics of admired leaders. “Credibility” – Kouzes and Posner
Recently a church member was asked, “Do you have a spiritual friend?” The reply…”I have a lot of spiritual friends”. Digging deeper, “Do you have a friend that is helping you move toward Christlikeness?” …? Tim Keller, author of The Meaning of Marriage states “Spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” Under the direction of Tim Holcomb, Brentwood Baptist has launched a campaign to encourage spiritual friendships among its...