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Leading Your Leaders

Ten effective ways to serve those you lead.

On Friday, Amy Simpson wrote a post on our sister blog, www.giftedforleadership.com, about a leader's responsibility to those they lead. Her insights were too good not to share on Off the Agenda:

As a leader, it's easy to understand and embrace your responsibility for those entrusted to your leadership. But how often do you think about your responsibility to lead your leaders? Try these 10 strategies for exercising your leadership skills in relationship to those who lead you.

1. Pray for them. This is pretty self-explanatory. Everyone needs prayer, and people in leadership often need extra doses of God's wisdom.

2. Care about them. Sometimes we're so intimidated by our leaders, or eager to get their feedback, that we forget they're real people with real lives and challenges. Think about ways to encourage your leaders. Ask them how they're doing and how you can serve them.

3. Make them look good. Servant leadership means supporting others in their efforts. Instead of giving in to the temptation ...

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