Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Chuck Bentley

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


In the first clip of this training post, Chuck Bentley answers, "Who is the best leader you have ever sat under, and why were they so good?"


What does it mean for you to openly follow Christ at work? Is it preaching in your breakroom? Sitting with every individual and discussing their faith backgrounds? Be specific about what it will look like for you.
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What risk will you face if you openly follow Christ the way you have just described? Why is it a risk worth taking?
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Chuck's friend said it would be more dangerous to not follow Christ. For those of us in the American church, it typically doesn't feel this way, but this is true for all of us.

 
What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


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


Who have you identified as up and coming leaders that you can influence and help to grow? Why do you see them as potential leaders?
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What is your best opportunity to take them along so they may watch you lead? How will they be able to participate in what you are doing?
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Do you currently lead in such a way that you would want for others to emulate your words and actions? What do you need to change so that your leadership is more Christlike?
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"The most authentic way to develop the next generation of leaders is to spend time with them, to go out there and do it together."


What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


Now Chuck answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?"


What are the last 3 books you have read that caused you to grow and mature, both as a leader and a Christian? What lessons did you learn?
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Are you open to mentors and outside counsel? How do you receive guidance and instruction from others?
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What current problems are you identifying as bad? How do you know they're bad? Do you foresee a way that God might be using it for good?
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The things we label as bad God often uses to our own benefit and for our growth.

What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?


As an added bonus, Chuck offered this last thought about reading Scripture by responding to the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?"


When have you had a serious appetite for the Bible? What was this time like for you socially and spiritually? Are you in that place right now?
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When you are not excited about reading the Bible, is it simply an emotional low or is it a real spiritual problem? What should you do during those times when you do not feel any appetite for God's Word?
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Whether you are finding time to study the Bible, mentoring others or looking for guidance for yourself, do these things boldly and let Christ's presence saturate all parts of your leadership. Living boldly for Jesus' name is always worth whatever risk it brings.