Session 4: The Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make, Patrick Lencioni

 2014-08-14 4:02 PM

  • What are the core behaviors that cause problems for leaders
  • These are things that actually hurt people
  • Mistake #1: Becoming a leader for the wrong reason
    • wrong motivations–recognition, fame, money, power
      • stop caring about the people they are supposed to lead
      • bored
      • selfish
    • right reason: “Sacrifice themselves for the good of others even when they don’t know if there will be a return on the investment”
    • “The cost of leaders becoming leaders for themselves it is going to leave a trail of tears behind”
    • “If it isn’t servant leadership, then it is just economics.”
    • “The only real payoff for leadership is eternal”
  • Mistake #2: Failing to embrace vulnerability
    • this destroys trust
    • the best leaders are the ones who show their weakness
    • “I don’t think you can be too vulnerable as a leader”
    • there is a difference between competence and confidence
    • leaders want people to help them
    • “it’s tough to be someone’s pastor and manager at the same time”
  • Mistake #3: Making leadership too important
    • Most of time leadership is about work
    • “Our identity can get wrapped up in being a leader” – rather than focusing on being a child of God, a spouse, a parent
    • at the end of our life we don’t want to be known as a great manager
  • It’s all about PRIDE
    • the antidote to pride is humility
    • Jesus introduced humility as a virtue
    • we have to purify our intentions and get all of the pride out of the way
    • “Do I think my success as a leader comes from doing things well?” OR Do I think my success as a leader coms from doing what God wants me to do and ruthlessly pursuing it