Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Tim Chaddick

Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?


Tim Chaddick is the founding pastor of Reality LA in Hollywood, California. He has also authored the books Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning, and The Truth about Lies. In this first video, he answers the question, “Who is the best leader you’ve sat under and what made them so good?” 


Tim reminisced about his friend Britt Merrick whose whole life made an iron-clad case for his theology and philosophy of ministry. Who in your life consistently practices what he or she preaches? How have you changed as a result of rubbing shoulders with godly men or women?
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Jesus calls His people to walk through life as the living, breathing manifestation of the invisible God. How do your daily actions paint a picture of the theological truths you teach? (What do the people in the offices down the hall see in your life? How do you live out the character of God with your kids after work?)
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


In this next clip, Tim Chaddick answers the question, “What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?” 


Tim understands where he excels in leadership development. What are your strengths? What particular skills have you employed in raising up leaders?
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Tim also identified cracks in his own leadership, so he has come to count on his fellow leaders to plug the gaps. God often uses a group of individuals with a smorgasbord of gifts and skills to grow well-rounded leaders. Identify the shakier parts of your leadership. Where do you need others to fill the holes as you train leaders?
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Soldiers move in platoons—each individual always has others covering his or her back. Are you willing to hand out chunks of leadership development to your fellow leaders? Who do you have guarding your flanks? If you don’t already have a leadership platoon, who can you approach to build into a team?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


In this third clip, Tim answers the question, “What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?” 


You can preach to your bathroom mirror a hundred times, but it only counts from behind the pulpit. For Tim, private preparation must result in public practice. What opportunities do you pursue to get hands-on experience with the concepts that you learn in books or from speakers? What arenas do you find most powerful in forging your own leadership style?
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Old or young, wise or reckless, vinyl record or iPod, Tim argues that people of all ages can help to shape you into the leader God wants you to be. Do you receive feedback differently from someone younger than you? Older than you? What might God try to tell you through a hot-headed teenager? Through a grey-haired octogenarian?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?


In this final, bonus clip, Tim Chaddick answers the question, “What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?” 


We lose all the time we don’t take. Tim pointed out that his faith grows only when he takes the time to simply be with God. How much time do you allow yourself to spend focused on God and His Word? What precautions do you take to avoid interruption or distraction? Where do you put your cell phone?
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Tim mentioned that he brings literally everything in his day before God—he holds nothing back. What is God’s perspective of the events of your life? Does He care about only certain things? How comfortable do you feel about bringing even the little things of the day before God?
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God designed humanity to function in concert with others. Like ivy, we grow best when we have others to cling to. Tim has outlined a perspective of leadership that depends on fellow leaders. As you continue to develop your own leadership style, remember that you don’t have to go it alone.