DCL 3.2 Instruction | The Frustration Challenge

Video Presentation: Todd Mullins, Lead Pastor, Christ Fellowship, Florida

There are many kinds of ineffective leaders. Some of them are as follows: Insecure Leaders, Visionless Leaders, Incompetent Leaders, Selfish Leaders, and Controlling Leaders. John Maxwell suggests the fol­lowing steps when you find yourself following an ineffective leader:

1.  Develop a solid relationship with your leader.

2.  Identify and appreciate your leader’s strengths.

3.  Commit yourself to adding value to your leader.

4.  Tactfully share good leadership resources with your leader.

5.  Publicly affirm your leader.

6.  Remember that you also have blind spots.

7.  Bring your leader solutions, not problems.


Biblical Case Study: Daniel (Daniel 1:4-19, 6:3-23, 9:3-19)

Daniel’s character and courage are obvious as he faithfully served God in a foreign land. This caught the eyes of the Babylonian officials and Daniel became a man of influence in the kingdom. Even though he served three kings who were less than ideal leaders, he left a legacy of powerful influence. Here are some keys to his effectiveness:

1.  Daniel was a man of integrity.

2.  Daniel served with a commitment to excellence.

3.  Daniel was a man of prayer.

4.  Daniel identified with the needs of others.



  • List your leader’s strengths.
  • How can you add value to him or her?


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