DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP

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DEFINITION OF
LEADERSHIP
Prof. Jintae Kim, PhD
Alliance Theological Seminary
(845) 353-2020 ext.6978
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://all4jesus.net
DEFINITION OF
LEADERSHIP
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“Leadership is the ability to get a person to
do what you want him to do, when you
want it done, in a way you want it done,
because he wants to do it.” (Dwight D.
Eisenhower in Galloway 1990, 87).
“Leadership is … doing the right things.”
(Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus)
 “Leadership is mastering paradoxes and
what they stand for.” (Tom Peters)
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“Leadership is a reciprocal relationship
between those who choose to lead and those
who decide to follow.” (Kouzes & Posner
1993, 1)
 “Leadership is influence.” (Maxwell 1993,
1; J. Oswald Sanders)
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It is “a dynamic process over an extended
period of time in various situations in which
a leader utilizing leadership resources and
by specific leadership behaviors, influences
the thoughts and activities of followers
toward accomplishment of aims usually
mutually beneficial for leaders, followers,
and the macro context of which they are a
part.” (Clinton 1988, 213)
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“Leadership is when persons with certain
motives and purposes mobilize, in
competition or conflict with others,
institutional, political, psychological and
other resources so as to arouse, engage and
satisfy the motives of followers.” (James
McGregor Burns)
“Leadership is getting others to want to do
something you are convinced should be
done.” (Vance Packard)
 “Leadership is mobilizing others toward a
goal shared by the leader and followers.”
(Garry Willis)
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DEFINITION OF LEADER
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“A Leader is a person you will follow to a
place you wouldn’t go by yourself.” (Barker
1992, 163).
DEFINITION OF BIBLICAL
LEADER
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“A person with God-given capacity and
God-given responsibility to influence a
specific group of God’s people towards His
purposes for the group” (Clinton 1988, 213)
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“A Christian leader is someone who is
called by God to lead; leads with and
through christlike character; and
demonstrates the functional competencies
that permit effective leadership to take
place.” (Barna 1997, 25)
WHAT LEADERS DO
(Barna 1997, 31-44)
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They relate.
 They organize.
 They achieve.
 They think.
 They envision.
 They endure.
 They make good things happen.
The Pastor as Leader
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
 LEADING OUT OF STRENGTH,
CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, BEING
PREPARED
 VISION – MISSION - PURPOSE –
GOALS – OBJECTIVES - DIRECTIVES
DETERMINING NEEDS
TRADITIONALLLY
1. Agenda
2. Need-perceived
3. Goal
PROPOSED (Sanders)
1. Goal
2. Need-felt
3. Agenda
Working with Staff and Lay Leaders:
Discipleship, Mentoring and Spiritual
Direction
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Personal Life
Family Life
Character & Integrity
Scripture Memory
Bible Study Methods
Conflict Resolution
Leading
Delegating & Empowering
Empowerment
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Develop them
 Nurture them
 Train them
 Believe in them
 Release them
 Don’t forget them

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