How to Lead When You're Not In Charge (Clay Scroggins)
One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don’t buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority and learn to unleash their influence wherever they are. Pastor Clay Scroggins explains what is needed to be a great leader–even when you answer to someone else.
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How to Lead When You're Not in Charge - Session 1 - The Oddity of Leadership
We’ve been taught that leadership is about using the gun of authority. Leaders pull out the gun of authority and say, “If you don’t do what I say, then I’ll fire you or I’ll make life miserable for you.” But leaders who leverage authority to get things done aren’t great leaders. The greatest lead...
How To Lead When You're Not In Charge - Session 2 - Lead Yourself
*Your boss isn't in charge of you; you're in charge of you.* Create a game plan for leading yourself well by doing three things: **Model followership** by demonstrating you can follow well. **Monitor your heart and behavior** by checking your motives and understanding your blind spots. **Make a p...
How To Lead When You're Not In Charge - Session 3 - Choose Positivity
Positivity is powerful. It's not a personality trait. It's not about being a positive person versus being a negative person...or even a realistic person. It's the outflow of a broader perspective. You can *choose* positivity. When you do so, you change the **energy** of your team, your **humility...
How To Lead When You're Not In Charge - Session 4 - Think Critically
Critical thinking is a skill worth spending time to develop. By being fully present in relationships and environments, critical thinkers notice things, question things, and connect things. They’re not content with the status quo, but are constantly trying to make it better. However, the line betw...
How To Lead When You're Not In Charge - Session 5 - Reject Passivity
Being the boss has its challenges, but being able to call the shots, make decisions, and choose the direction at least gives a semblance of control. Conversely, one of the most common challenges of not being in charge is the lack of perceived control. When you feel out of control, you’ll naturall...
How To Lead When You're Not In Charge - Session 6 - Challenging Up
Good leaders have the instinct to do what needs to be done. When they see a problem, they want to fix it. When they find a gap, they want to fill it. And really good leaders find solutions no one else would have thought of. That’s great, unless you don’t have authority to fix the problem you see ...