Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Mac Lake

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Mac Lake is the Chief Launch Officer of Launch Network, a church-planting network based out of West Ridge Church in Atlanta, GA. His passion is growing and equipping leaders to do the work of the ministry.

In this first clip, Mac, "Who is the best leader you've ever worked under and why were they so good?"

Who has built confidence in you by letting you figure out the answers to your own questions? What did that do for you?
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Do you tend to "have all the answers" when developing someone else in leadership? How can you give them the confidence to lead on their own with your support?
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In this next clip, Mac answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?"

When considering who to mentor and develop their leadership, Mac said to consider two questions: 
  • Do I have a high confidence in that individual? 
  • Do I desire to have high connection with them?

Who are you developing now or could develop as a leader where the answer is "yes" to both of those questions?
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Who are you mentoring and the answer is "no" to either of those questions? Why? What is the best thing to do for that relationship and their leadership?
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In this video, Mac. answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?

What other environments can you go to, or other leaders can you meet to stretch your leadership skills?
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Consider using Mac's way to read by picking 3-4 focus chapters to internalize that wisdom and asking these questions:
  • What stood out to me the most?
  • What challenged me the most?
  • What did I question or disagree with? 
  • What are 3-5 action steps that I need to take as a result of this reading?
  • What strength did this chapter reinforce about me and my leadership?
  • What did this reading reinforce about an area that I need to grow in?

What are you reading now that will help you develop your leadership skills? If not, what is the next book you could read for leadership development?
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In this bonus clip, Mac. answer the question, "What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?"

Mac talked about living a surrendered life in a daily way. How do you intentionally give God each day? How do you live a surrendered life? How does that make you feel?
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No two people lead exactly the same way, but there are sound leadership principles that can help you become the leader god has planned you to be. May God grant you wisdom and grace as you lead others for His glory.

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The LAUNCH Network is a national church-planting movement that partners with churches to inspire and equip next-generation planters to lead strong. Learn more at launchstrong.com.