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Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Module 303 I

Thoughts on Servant Leadership Mario Denton Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Passage to memorize James 1: 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Leadership is about

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


He who is GREATEST among you shall be your SERVANT. And whoever EXALTS himself will be HUMBLED, and he who HUMBLES himself will be EXALTED. Matthew 23:11-12 (NKJV) Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Leadership Styles

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Servant leaders, however, look at leadership as an act of service. They embrace and welcome feedback as a source of useful information on how they can provide better service

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


For I say, through the grace given to me. To everyone who is among you. Not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think. But to think soberly as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Come all of you who are weary Come all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me. For I am gentle and humble at heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Check your alignment When the Heart, Head, Hands, and Habits are aligned, extraordinary levels of loyalty, trust, and productivity will result. When they are out of alignment, frustration, mistrust, and diminished long-term productivity are the result Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Check your words May the WORDS of my mouth and the MEDITATIONS of my heart be pleasing in YOUR SIGHT, O LORD, my ROCK and my REDEEMER. Psalm 19:14 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


EGO EGO – EDGING GOD OUT OR EGO – EXALTING GOD ONLY

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


No temptation has seized you that is not common to man. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted. He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Apply First Aid for Treating Toxic Fear • • • • • •

Accurately assess the situation What’s at risk? What’s secure? Is the danger real or imagined? What short-term action may be required? What help is available? Keep the patient – you or your organisation – calm and reassured. • Apply trust, faith, hope and love as often as necessary Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


The journey of servant leadership… that starts in the Heart with motivation and intent must travel through another internal domain, that of the Head, which is the leader’s belief system and perspective on the role of the leader

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Understanding the difference between “success” and “effectiveness”

“Success” can involve accomplishing short-term goals as the long-range detriment of those engaged in creating the success. “Effectiveness” accomplishes the long-range growth and development of those involved in producing the desired end as well as the result itself. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Change 1. People will fell awkward, ill at ease and

self-conscious when confronted by change – tell people what to expect. 2. People will feel alone even if everyone else is going through the same change. – structure activities that create involvement. Encourage individuals to share ideas and to work together to help each other through change.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Change 3. People will think first about what they have to give up. Don’t try to sell the benefits of the change effort initially. Let people mourn their perceived losses. Listen to them

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Change People will think they can handle so much change at once. – Set priorities on which changes to make, and go for the long run. 5. People will be concerned that they don’t have enough resources (time, money, skills etc) to implement the change. – Encourage creative problem solving. 4.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Change People will be at different levels of readiness for any particular change. – Don’t label or pick on people. Recognize that some people are risktakers and others take longer to feel secure. Someone who’s an early adopter of one type of change might balk at another type of change. 7. If pressure is taken off, people will refer to old behaviours. – Keep people focused on maintaining the change and managing the journey. 6.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Do not be anxious about anything,‌.. but in everything, by prayer and petition. With thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Encourage one another Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, but let us encourage one another. Hebrews 10:24-25

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Emergency Numbers

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Emergency numbers Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me; You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my live; and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever. Psalm 23 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Anxiety Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Worry Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on, is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Matthew 6:25 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Temptation No temptation has overtaken you except such as in common to man; but God is faithful. Who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Pride For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God as dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


By pride ‌.. By pride comes nothing but strife. But with the well-advised is wisdom. Proverbs 13:10

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Values Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me. That I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Repentance If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Guidance Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Teach me to do your will Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your spirit is Good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:10

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


God will make a way GOD WILL MAKE A WAY WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE NO WAY HE'LL WORK IN WAYS WE CANNOT SEE HE WILL MAKE A WAY FOR ME HE WILL BE MY GUIDE HOLD ME CLOSELY TO HIS SIDE WITH LOVE AND STRENGTH FOR EACH NEW DAY HE WILL MAKE A WAY, HE WILL MAKE A WAY BY A ROADSIDE IN THE WILDERNESS HE'LL LEAD ME RIVERS IN THE DESERT WILL I SEE HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL FADE BUT HIS WORLD WILL STILL REMAIN AND HE WILL DO SOMETHING NEW TODAY Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Prayer Focus • Father, In the name of Jesus, I surrender myself to walk in the Word. Your word living in me produces the Life in this world. • The word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It makes my way plain before me. • I boldly and confidently say that my heart is fixed and established on the solid foundation – the Living Word of God! Amen Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


All heavens declares The glory of the risen Lord Who can compare With the beauty of the Lord? Forever He will be The Lamb upon the throne I gladly bow the knee And worship Him alone I will proclaim The glory of the risen Lord Who once was slain To reconcile man to God Forever You will be The Lamb upon the throne I gladly bow the knee And worship You alone Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25 • “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Learning, application and commitment • One of the Biblical truths (principles) that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this truth (principle) in my business/Ministry by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. I ask and expect my group to hold me accountable for this and to check with me periodically to determine if I am doing so. Please ask me ….. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


Blessings from Mario Denton Let's keep the good coaching vibes alive. Let's network. Become a member of the Strong Message People and Change Management Coaching Forum.   Tel (w) + 27(0) 82 88 29903. e-mail address: marden@mweb.co.za Website: www.strongmessage.co.za Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Servant Leadership


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