Leadership Posts

Body Language – Face and Eyes

eye contact

Photo by Orangeacid

The second component to body language is the face, and eyes. It is important when doing a presentation and even when talking to people to have correct body language. This post will help people feel more engaged when you are talking, and feel like you are listening when they are talking. This will help you lead more effectively, and to have better conversations with people.

The Body Language of a Leader – Having Correct Posture

Suit Posture

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Having good body language, is a important part of being an effective leader. Whether people will admit it or not, everyone judges people by the way they visibly present themselves. Someone who has positive body language, looks like a leader. While someone with negative body language, looks unsure of themselves. No one wants to be led by a person like that. The great thing about body language is that it can be faked. Many times God puts people in places that they are not comfortable with. However, the people you are leading do not need to know you are uncomfortable. Mastering non verbal communication is an essential skill to be a good leader. This series of posts will teach you to develop leadership body language.

How Not to Make Bad Decisions

bad decision

Photo by Dr Stephen Dann

I like to say that I make stupid decisions, but if I make a bad decision, then I am in trouble. Stupid decisions are just decisions that I probably would not have made if I knew more about the outcome. Those are no big deal because it is hard to predict outcomes. However, bad decisions are ones that if I would have thought through in the moment, I probably would not have made. They are the ones that if I would have thought about for 5 more minutes, I would have not made. One very good way I have found to avoid them is to realize when I am emotionally compromised.

Creating an Action Plan

 

Action Plan

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An action plan is very important to getting things done. I know  they know that they have to take action to get things done, but many times it seems like people forget. Creating an action plan is usually in the forefront of my mind, so it is something I put a lot of effort in. I might need to spend more time on adding details to the vision, but I think the action plan is very important.

How to Prevent Volunteer Burnout

Burned Matches

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When volunteering, it is hard not to become jaded by a situation. By jaded, I mean cynical and discouraged by the volunteering experience. I have been at volunteering events where everyone walks around with a scowl on their face. It does not have to be that way, though. I have been in rough situations, and seen people still love what they do, and not be jaded at all. They are all in a difficult situation, but they still work hard for the Lord. There are many reasons for this, but I think one prime reason is The Debrief.