Burnout. Frustration. Redlining. Leading on empty.
These are all words that characterize leaders today. The old adage is true: if you want something done, give it to someone who is busy!
Unfortunately, this is the life of most leaders. There is too much on their plates and not enough hours in the day to meet the ever-growing demands.
Abraham Lincoln said that “crisis doesn’t produce character, it reveals character!” In the midst of crisis, adversity, and tribulation, God wants to refine you as a leader. Although you are unlikely to enjoy the adversity that you are facing, know that it is for your good and God’s glory (Rom 8:28).
(excerpts from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell)
P Predetermine a course of action.
L Lay out your goals.
A Adjust your priorities.
N Notify key participants.
A Allow time for acceptance.
H Head into action.
E Expect problems.
A Always point to the successes.
D Daily review your plan.
Of the components in the PLAN AHEAD strategy:
- Which are you most likely to do well?
- Which are you likely to skip or do poorly?
- What would help you become stronger in each of the components (coaching, watching someone, training, tips/tools)?