A job posting had come up and I was pursuing it. The process was going like it was supposed to: a strong resume, my networking was connecting, the telephone interview went well and led to the in-person interview. Everything was fitting together for a mid-life career change … and then the phone call, “Sorry, we went with the other candidate”.
How much do you know about your mission field?
I was caught by surprise with the question. Immediately my mind went to missionaries overseas in dangerous dark jungles, and that I was not a missionary.
Eric Lowther is a CREST Board member and graduate of the CREST program. He has a heart for men busy in leadership, and needing a way to re-think life and leadership. Here is a new delivery method offered by CREST:
Most leaders have deeply embedded assumptions and values which must be challenged and replaced with more effective beliefs and practices.
Even the best leaders have less than brilliant moments. This is why we need the (Saint) Peter Principle.
When you lead in an organization, you cannot — you must not — do everything. The task and vision of the organization will be more than you can do alone. This next step is crucial to your leadership.
Feeling overwhelmed by endless responsibility? Here are some practical things you can do about it!
Life is full already, so adding in leadership – especially volunteer leadership – is difficult. The most common response to busyness is to increase your activity – just put your head down and plough through it. Don’t do that!