This was the best advice I ever got.
I was at a dunkin donuts in midtown Manhattan. I was a 20 year old intern at Nynex [currently Verizon]. I was in the Y2K department [remember that, it was supposed to be the end of the world].
Across from me sat my first boss, the V.P. of Technology – he was peppering me with questions. I was just trying to keep my head afloat.
He asked me a deep question, “Do you know the secret to becoming a great leader?” I had no clue.
He said “the secret to becoming a great leader is….. [this is where we’d normally cut to a commercial break]
Don’t just do what great leaders do, learn to think the way great leaders think.
Fast forward 11 years. I was the director of small groups at Christ Tabernacle. I had just hired a small groups coach.
The coach used to be on staff at Saddleback church – and he asked me “Want to know how Rick Warren grew Saddleback so quickly?” I thought of course…. [yep, another dramatic pause]
He went on to tell me a story. My coach was set to launch small groups at Saddleback.
They had a goal of 1000 people in small groups – as they were talking – Pastor Rick says, “a 1,000? No that’s to small add a 0 to it.”
The new goal became 10,000 people in small groups! Just for clarity their weekend attendance at that time was about 2,500.
They didn’t hit 10,000 but they flew by 1,000. Why exponential thinking!
Learning to think like great leaders is one of the strategies I’ll be presenting at my next live training called:
In it I’ll share with you 3 simple strategies for Reframing [a fancy way of saying “thinking differently”].
In the interactive training you’ll learn:
- How “either or” thinking limits your growth but “and both” thinking multiplies your growth?
- 3 key ways of thinking I learned from great church leaders
- How to utilize “The Collective Genius” in the room [What if you could have 10 brains strategizing on your church challenges]?
It’ll be an interactive training [that’s my fancy way of saying – we’ll be talking, and doing activities – it won’t just be me talking]. To keep it interactive I’m only allowing 15 spots per session.
To register just click the image above.
It’s going to be an amazing training – oh and yes it’s free. I’ve only got 15 spots available per session – that way I can keep it interactive [sorry did I say that already].
See you at the training,