5 Tips for Asking Great Questions

June 26th, 2014 by Dan Mancini

Asking great questions is as much an art as it is a skill. But developing that question-asking muscle is essential for great leadership. Asking great questions is the most effective thing a leader can do to create conversational environments where people can experience healthy relationships and spiritual growth. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Facilitating Great Discussions Matters

June 24th, 2014 by Dan Mancini

Sometimes group leadership gets dumbed down. Maybe you’ve heard people say that all a leader needs to do is facilitate a discussion each week. That’s not true. In fact, part of promoting participation is eventually giving away facilitation to other members of the group. The leader’s main role is to create an environment—both physical and relational—where people have the opportunity to connect with one another and grow closer to God. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

June 12th, 2014 by Dan Mancini

There’s some good stuff in this video.

Leadership is all about creating an environment where other people can grow and thrive . . . even when doing so requires some sacrifice on the part of the leader.

As Mr. Sinek puts it, “If the conditions are wrong, we are forced to expend our own time and energy to protect ourselves from each other, and that inherently weakens the [group]. When we feel safe inside the [group], we will naturally combine our talents and our strengths and work tirelessly to face the dangers outside and seize the opportunities.”