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Video Presentation: Tom Atema, VP of International Ministries and Strategic Partnerships, EQUIP

All good leadership is based on relationships. People won’t go along with you if they can’t get along with you. As a 360 Degree Leader, you must take it upon yourself to connect not only with the people you lead, but also with the person who leads you. If you want to influence those above you, you must take the re­sponsibility to connect up.

Here’s how to get started:

1.  Know and relate to your leader’s interests.

2.  Know your leader’s priorities.

3.  Know your leader’s strengths.

4.  Support your leader’s vision.

5.  Understand your leader’s personality.

6.  Earn your leader’s trust.

7.  Respect your leader’s family.

 

 Biblical Case Study: Naaman and the Servant Girl (2 Kings 5:1-14)

She was captured by the Syrian army during a raid into Israel. This young girl was a servant to Naaman’s wife. Naaman was a great and honourable man, commander of the army of the king of Syria. But he had leprosy. How did this lowly servant girl influence one of the most powerful men of his day?

1.  She earned the trust of those she served.

2.  She cared about the well-being of those she served.

3.  She took the initiative in adding value to Naaman.

4.  Her influence reached all the way to the King’s palace.

 

DISCUSSION

  • Can you state your leader’s vision and priorities?
  • How does knowing your leader’s priorities affect how you can lead up?

 

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