Archive for June 19th, 2008

What I Learned from My Marine–Know Your Subordinates

Only after we learn how to lead ourselves can we effectively lead others.  The next leadership principle in the Marines’ manual that I have found to be true is:

KNOW YOUR MARINES AND LOOK OUT FOR THEIR WELFARE. 

Maybe you’re not leading Marines, but the same holds true for whoever you find yourself leading:

Know your children–know how they’re wired, how they learn best, what makes them passionate, what do they want to do in life?

Know your employees–Relational leadership is the key to success.  If you know your people you know what they’re capable of, where they’re best suited in the organization.

Know your volunteers–knowing your volunteer’s strengths and weaknesses greatly aids  your effectiveness in your ministry area. 

Do you know those you lead? How can you do better as a leader to KNOW your subordinates…

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