All leaders find themselves at a point in their leadership where they need help. It could be a circumstance that needs immediate attention, or a decision that has paralyzed our leadership. Many times, church leaders face the daunting task of leading their organization into a new world full of change and challenges. This training is meant to serve as a tool for you, the leader, and your team. My desire is to help you build the best organization that is sustainable regardless of the challenging and changing times in which we live. Use the videos for yourself and your team, work through the material at your own pace, and feel free to disagree and change the ideas and theories that best suit your leadership and organization. The two things that I ask are that you allow yourself to be stretched, and allow the Lord to push and pull you toward new ideas and concepts. Show no fear. By adapting many of these theories, ideas and tools into your organization it will truly be a new day for your leadership and organization.
Effective leadership must start from an internal willingness to create transformational change.
What would happen if we looked at leadership as our actually vocation? Leadership should be more than a part of what we do it should become the catalyst for everything we do.
Before we can lead or ask others to lead toward effective organizational strategies we must first understnd everyones leadership style. It is our style that drives behavior.
If you want to build the best organization you must first lear how to develop the best leaders. This takes time, authenticty and awareness.
What are followers looking for in their leaders? Every organization has those who follow, how we lead them makes all the difference.
No leader can lead without a baseline of values. This session helps leaders determine values for themselves as well as their organization.
No organization can move forward toward success without a strategy for handling internal and external conflict. This session helps leaders learn conflict resolution methods that lead to stronger relationships and stronger systems.
Part 1 of this session helps leaders see how to build the best organization that pursues the greatest results.
Part 2 of this session helps leaders develop practices to implement sustainable strategies toward buidling healthy organizations.
The system we create will directly influence the behavior, strategy and future of the organization. This session helps to describe systems and assists leaders in developign the right system for their organization.
The most paralyzing enemy of sustainable organizations is a poorly developed decision making process. This session helps leaders explore decision making processes and inclludes interactive activities.
The session continues the teaching on the proper methods for decision making toward an efficient orgnizational outcome.
This session walks a leader through accessing their organizations strategic planning systems. Strategic planning is often overlooked but it is a key to healthy and sustainable organizations.
A church leader uses strategy to apply good judgment that will help in their decision-making, and as a result lead to the development of innovative strategies for the purpose of aligning the organization’s future direction. This session provides a strategic planning flow for your organization.
There are tools that a leader can use in the strategic planning process. These tools can not only be used to measure and implement current strategy, but they can also be used to measure and predict trends that the organization may be facing.
A strategic leader who is a strategic thinker has a mental model of the complete end-to-end system of value creation within their church, and his or her role within it. Strategic thinking provides the first step toward developing effecient and sustainable strategies.
Strategic acting and strategic thinking have a close connection. It can be very difficult to turn our strategic thinking into actual action. Strategic action is the process of learning how to get there, making the journey and checking the progress. This session explains how to apply strategic acting to orgnizational strategy.
As organizational leaders, we cannot think strategically and act strategically unless we have the buy-in of our team. Strategic influence is how leaders engender commitment to the organization’s strategic direction and learning.
Strategic leaders who use critical strategic thinking are always on the lookout for new ways of doing things and for innovation. They position their organization so that they can take advantage of them as they unfold. This session helps leaders uncover the importance of leading through change.
There are steps leaders should take in order to prepare for future change. Leaders should scan the environments of society, technology, economy, the environment and politics in order to observe certain trends that may occur in the future.
The reason for developing an understanding of systems is because it is the system that can drive the ultimate behavior and outcomes within the organization. There are some tools that can be of benefit to helping with system dynamics and their affect on the future. This session helps leaders use these tools to help their strategies.
One thing that has become clear is that the world is experiencing the highest level of social change it has ever seen. Social change is a fact of our time, perhaps even a fact of all times. This session helps, specifically church leaders but also all leaders, work through preparing for social changes.
There is a conflict within society between Christians and the rest of the world in regards to morals, values, and principals among others. How has the church allowed this to happen? This session provides tools toward building sustainability within volatile cultures.
Some final thoughts and next steps.
Recognized as a leader known for crafting innovative strategic vision to achieve goals. Dr. Greg Steely offers a unique blend of global-team building, life coaching and communication skills with strong operational structure and design skills.
Dr. Steely completed is doctoral work in strategic leadership and foresight at Regent University in Virginia Beach Virginia. He has written multiple journal articles, a book entitled A New Way: Saving Your Organization One Strategy at a Time as well conducting training seminars around the world on areas concerning personal leadership, organizational leadership, foresight, design and structure.