If you’re a leader, it’s vital that you’re aware of what’s really going on in your organization. But it’s hard to know if you’re not in the mix.
Yes, you need to plan ahead, cast the vision, and keep an eye on the big picture. But that’s not enough. Great leaders manage the tension between looking out and looking in.
Here are three reality checks every Christian leader should perform regularly:
1. Get on the ground often. Don’t isolate yourself. Don’t ideate in your ivory tower. Look at your organization’s problems up close.
2. Surround yourself with gifted, godly people who see and communicate things as they are and as they could be.
3. Have a consistent practice of praying and reading the Word. Let God’s perspective shape yours. See the organization through his lens.
We’ve all known leaders who were ineffective and out of touch. By practicing these three checks you can avoid becoming one of them.