Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Dr. Sue Edwards

Who is the best leader you've ever worked under and why were they so good?



Dr. Sue Edwards is an Associate Professor of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary and has 40 years of experience as a Bible teacher.

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



Sue gave some very specific details about the leadership styles of Kathy and Steve. Let's see how some of them apply to our leadership skills and practices.

How much time do you spend "doing life" with those you are leading? Are they able to know you enough to follow your example? What will they learn from your modeling?
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How are you resourcing those you lead? How are they able to work in the strengths they have and not be bogged down in the areas they do not?
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How are you leading your team in biblical conflict resolution? Are there any areas of tension that you need to deal with right now?
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How are you having fun with those you lead?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


In this next clip, Sue answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?"


Sue talked about how she teaches her team that they are "making a name for Jesus and not themselves," which diminishes perfectionism, pride and envy. Are you sensing any perfectionism, pride and envy within your team? What do you need to do to address this?
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Sue also talked about unleashing people to take steps in leadership themselves. How are you unleashing the people you lead?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


In this video, Sue answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?"


Sue talked about the benefits of working ahead. She finds that working ahead gives time for the Holy Spirit to speak into her list and it also eliminates the chaos of working last minute. How do you plan your time? Does your system make your life easier or chaotic? What do you need to change?
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Sue also talked about developing herself by spending time in prayer, reading Scripture and being in community. Are these three disciplines in your life? What do you do in your faith walk to develop yourself?
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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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