Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Claudia McGuire

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Claudia is the Leadership Development Pastor of Chase Oaks Church in Plano, Texas. Claudia has served as the Women's Ministry Pastor, Connections Pastor and First Impressions Pastor. She has also served as MOMS Chairman, Precept teacher, Board Member of ProvenWay Ministries and Chairman of the Association for Women in Ministry Professionals. 

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

Claudia specifically talked about three people who were great models for her as they spent time with her.
  • Her father - modeled a good work ethic without talking about it
  • Martha Ann - taught her about pastoral care and compassion
  • Glen (staff member) - named her strengths and gave her tools to lead

Think of people who have influenced you. Who has modeled without speaking? Who taught you about compassion and soul care? Who has pointed out your strengths and given you the tools to lead?
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In this next clip, Claudia answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?"

Claudia said that leadership development just takes time; listening, asking questions, challenging, resourcing. It's a relational situation. Who are you spending time with to bring them up in leadership? How are you using that time?
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How can you encourage that person to pass their knowledge along just as they are being mentored?
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In this video, Claudia answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?

Claudia pointed out that leaders are life-long learners. Who are you "looking up to," who is farther along, as you develop your leadership skills? Who are you putting yourself under? Who will you search out to ask the questions that will take you to the next level?
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In this bonus clip, Claudia answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?"

Claudia said that just getting out of bed and starting her day asking for God's presence and wisdom is her way to build her faith. How do you keep your day in front of God?
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Do you find that some days you're trying to work under your own power? What brings you back to relying on God?
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Read Psalm 31. How does that encourage you?
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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.