Tips for Leading with Confidence

Dear LWML Leaders,

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The Elusive Leadership Skill of Completion

It is easy to start a project, but much more difficult to finish it. Effective leaders make an intentional effort to complete projects.

One way to assure the task is completed is to a schedule completion date. Make it a habit to schedule the next step of your task. The key is to set a time or date. When will you follow up, follow through, and finish?

  • When you delegate, schedule a time to meet, answer questions, assess progress, and discuss next steps.
  • When you lead a meeting, conclude the meeting by reviewing who will do what, by when, and who will monitor the progress and report back to you.
  • When you challenge people to change a behavior, check on their progress frequently, then acknowledge and celebrate each small step in their success.

Finishing each task may not seem like a big deal, but when you have a scheduled time to complete each phase, the achievement can be dramatic.

So now, finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have (2 Corinthians 8:11).

God's Blessings,
Leadership Development Committee

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