Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Larry Fowler

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


Larry Fowler is the Executive Director of Global Networking for Awana and KidzMatter. In 2012, the International Network of Children’s Ministry gave him its Legacy Award for 30 years of service in children’s ministry. In this first video, Larry answers, “Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?”



Larry equated leadership with a marathon and not a sprint. In what circumstances are you most tempted to treat it as a sprint? How do you cultivate a sense of longevity in your leadership?
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Who have you seen that models longevity in leadership well? What patterns or behaviors of theirs can you emulate?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


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



Have you ever been micromanaged? How did you respond to that type of leadership?
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What do you think of Larry's philosophy of hiring good people, then turning them loose to do their jobs? What are some benefits of this leadership style? Why is clear communication of expectations and goals important in such an environment?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


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



2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

16All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,17that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


What role do the Scriptures play in your own leadership development?
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From countless books, to seminars and conferences, to the example of godly men and women, believers have access to an inexhaustible amount of excellent leadership resources. How do you glean from great leadership resources, while giving Scripture ultimate authority over your life and leadership?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?


In this bonus clip, Larry answers the question, “What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?”



Are you, like Larry, less inclined to have a daily routine, or are you the kind of person who operates best with a set regimen? If you are person without a daily routine, how do you make sure that you are taking part in activities that strengthen your faith on a regular basis? If you are a more regimented person, how do you keep from approaching those daily faith-strengthening activities as simply another item to check off your to-do list?
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Are there Scripture verses that you've committed to memory which the Lord brings to your mind often? What are those verses? Do you currently practice the discipline of Scripture memorization? What is a passage that you have not yet memorized that would be a benefit to your life and leadership?
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No two people lead exactly the same way, but there are sound leadership principles that can help you become all the leader God has planned you to be. May God grant you wisdom and grace as you lead others in His service.