Leadership Longevity: Four Essential Practices – Listen (Part 2 of 5)

Todd Wright Church, Leadership 3 Comments

In Part 1 of this series of posts I identified four essential practices (Listen, Learn, Lead, Love) that have helped me experience leadership longevity and effectiveness. Longevity is important, and too many leaders quickly move from position to position, department-to-department, organization-to-organization, or church-to-church. They don’t stay in one place long enough to become effective and actually add lasting value and depth to the group they are responsible to lead. They usually move because

Leadership Longevity: Four Essential Practices (Part 1 of 5)

Todd Wright Church, Leadership 14 Comments

Someone recently asked me, “How have you managed to lead the same organization through major change and growth for sixteen years, and maintain a high level of trust and credibility?” I didn’t know how to answer them. It was something for which I was deeply grateful and should have reflected upon more, but I hadn’t. So for the following few weeks I spent several mornings doing just that. Each person’s leadership journey is fluid and has a life of its own. Many of the “norms” shift during the journey. There are always surprises and unexpected obstacles waiting for their opportunity to cause havoc and sabotage the vision. There are often …