Leadership: Charting the Course

sad dog leading people, leadership, john c maxwell Thus the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses; so they camped by their standards and so they broke camp, each one by his family, according to their fathers’ houses.~ Numbers 2:34

As a good leader, Moses methodically arranged the tribal camps in the wilderness. We would do well to plan and organize as Moses did:
Give time for planning and organizing.
Determine your primary purpose.

Understand where you are before trying to develop a strategy.
Prioritize the needs and goals of the team by asking the right questions.
Write goals that are realistic, measurable, and convicting.
Clarify goals and communicate with your team.
Identify possible obstacles. Have an open system approach to your planning.
Budget your cost and time by scheduling everything you can and setting deadlines.
Study the results. Evaluation prevents stagnation and exaggeration.
Remember, anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.

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