Just 3 Questions About Leadership with Elisa Morgan

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


Elisa Morgan is a national speaker and author for ministry to women and the former CEO of MOPS International. In this first video, she answers, "Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?"



Have you known some "level 5" leaders? Who were they? Why is it special for a leader to push others into the spotlight to see them grow and use their talents?
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How would you answer the question, "Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and what made him or her so special?"
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Strong leaders are not out to make a name for themselves, but try to elevate all of their subordinates to do their best work and meet all of their potential.

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


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



To whom are you offering the "currency" of your presence? Are there some people in your life that are little behind you on the leadership path that you can regularly meet with to counsel and advise? How do you see these relationships practically working out?
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How might "ask and listen" be an unusual mentoring tool? How can you use it in your own disciple making?
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We have the potential to learn much more in a circular pattern of influence than when we only dictate advice. If you want to develop other leaders, you must work at the skill of influence through good listening.

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


In this third video, Elisa answers the question, “What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?”



Elisa has been a CEO, radio broadcaster, conference speaker and an author, but all within the basic context of ministry to Christian women and mothers. What is your sweet spot, and how have you applied it to this point?
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Do you have trouble taking risks? Have you settled, not only into your sweet spot, but one particular area of exercising that skill? Why might venturing outside of this one focus be a scary prospect?
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Where could you stretch? What are some potential risks that will challenge you and move you into new areas of difficulty in applying your own sweet spot?
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It is very easy to lean into what is familiar. Say yes to opportunities that will stretch you, and trust God as you take these risks for Him.

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


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



Elisa suggested that Christians listen to the Holy Spirit in a variety of ways, which she called a nudge. How do you typically feel the nudge of the Spirit, and how do you distinguish it from your own emotions or impulses?
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Is there a way to practice listening to the Spirit? How can you get better at discerning God's nudges? (You're answer should include something about reading the Bible)
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When you feel a nudge, what does it mean for you to act upon it? In other words, how do you obey the leading of the Holy Spirit?
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You can exercise leadership in your example and the way you ask and listen, and your leadership skills will be improved by stretching yourself, but in all of these areas, the most important thing you can do is listen to the Spirit and follow His leading.