In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins, Daniel Im, and Earl Roberson breakdown the leadership book Leadership and the One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard. In their conversation they discuss the following questions:
- What’s the book and why does it matter?
- Overview of the book
- How applicable is the book to leadership in my church?
- What are things churches should ignore from the book?
- What can you do this week in light of the book?
“This book is a reminder that leaders are to adjust their leadership styles to the needs and the uniqueness of the people they give leadership to.”
“We all have books on our shelves and we treat them like encyclopedias and we go back to them based on the different phases in life we go through, and Leadership and the One Minute Manager is one of those for me.”
“Leadership style is how you behave when you are trying to influence someone’s well-being or their performance.”
“Sometimes leadership is micro-management.”
“If you have to be super directional with someone actually that means you are providing them with clarity, and all leaders want clarity.”
“If you treat everyone the same you are going to get varying results for those that you manage.”
“Situational leadership is coaching.”
“The best leaders I’ve ever been around regardless of their IQ and experience, ask for internal and external voices to speak into their work.”
“The best leaders are collaborative leaders that don’t sit in silos.”
“Some people confuse competence and ability.”
“In each situation think about, am I doing this with someone or to someone?”
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