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Leading People Is Tough pt. 2

5. Some people are not results driven. Some people have never been challenged to understand that there is a major difference between talking about accomplishing something and actually accomplishing it. As a leader, you have to teach people to not give excuses and to produce results.

6. Some people are not driven to be the best they can be. As a leader, you have to figure out who has the “Eye Of The Tiger”. Who has a desire to win? Who is hungry to grow? Who wants to be the best? Unfortunately, not everybody wants to grow. Some people want comfort, ease and to live life on cruise control.

7. Leading people is tough because it requires the leader to work. It’s less work too for a leader to do it themselves. It’s less work to give out tasks instead of responsibility. It’s less work to manage people instead of developing people. A leader has to make up their mind that they are willing to pay the price to develop people. It will cost you time. It will cost you tons of energy emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. It will require you to have difficult conversations. It will require you to learn your team and how they are wired. It will require you to figure out what motivates the different individuals on your team. It will require you to continue to grow so that you can stay ahead of the team you lead. The bottom line is leading people is a lot of work, but it is well worth it. One of my greatest joys in ministry is watching those I develop grow and soar to new heights in their leadership and ministry!