Thursday, December 31, 2009

Leading Clever People

Leading Clever People from Harvard Business Review Ideacast (via the Gospel Coalition Blog) is something every Pastor and Ministry Leader ought to take a look at. GCB writes:

"Pastoring Clever People (or Herding Cats)?"

"How do you lead people who don’t want to lead and yet don’t want to be led? How do you get your most valuable assets to add value?"

Jones bulleted his advice:

Do explain things and persuade them but don’t tell them what to do — smart people don’t take a leader’s word at face value; they need to understand why they’re being asked to do something.

Do use your expertise but don’t use your hierarchy — smart people aren’t impressed with titles.

Do tell them what to do but don’t tell them how to do it — smart people enjoy figuring out how to do things and will almost always rise to the challenge.

Read the GC blog and listen to the Ideacast here:

Pastoring Clever People (or Herding Cats)

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3 John 8
Bill H.

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