#1 – It is spiritual injustice and abuse when a leader cares more about WHAT his staff does than WHO they are becoming.
#2 – The best way to GET loyalty from your staff is to BE LOYAL to them. (And please understand that loyalty does not mean that everyone always agrees with everything you do and say! Loyal people will often ask great questions in the context of the right environment in order to better understand the decision and the heart behind it.)
#3 – The thought that “you cannot be friends with the people on your staff” is inconsistent with Scripture. It seems the Apostles were friends. And I could make a good case that the Apostle Paul was great friends with the people he did ministry with.
#4 – If the Bible is living and active, if Jesus is alive and if the Holy Spirit is as powerful as Scripture says He is then it is inconsistent for us to expect nothing to happen in our church services!
#5 – If a leader knows everything that is going on in his church…then there isn’t much going on in his church!
#6 – The biggest barrier that some church leaders face is that they spend so much time loving the Bride of Christ that they neglect their own bride and kids at home! (This month’s leadership podcast, which will be out on Monday, is on this subject!)
#7 – I cannot preach confession and repentance of sin if I am not practicing it!
#8 – Integrity is essential for success in life and ministry.
#9 – If you are making decisions that impact people on your staff without their input OR their ability to ask legitimate questions regarding the decisions that were made, then it is eventually going to go badly for you.
#10 – It is insanity to assume that people can read your mind…expectations must be clearly defined and accurate feedback must be given often.
BONUS: Leadership is as easy as listening to God and then doing what He says!