Written by: Ron Edmondson
Finding new leaders is critical to the successful growth of any organization. The fact is that Kingdom growth is greatly impacted by the numbers of leaders we recruit. Here are 10 steps to help you think through the concept of multiplying your leadership base.
1. Catch the vision of multiplication.
It’s hard to sell something you don’t believe in.
2. Be intentional.
You must make a conscious decision to replace yourself. Multiplication must be a part of your strategy and there must be a system of leadership recruitment.
3. Start early.
Replace leaders before you need them.
4. Invest in your own personal growth.
You can’t take people where you haven’t been or aren’t going.
5. Humble yourself.
Leaders must not be afraid that new leaders could lead better than them. Allow people to shine under your leadership and it will only advance your ability to lead. The good news is that today’s generation likes honesty. They will follow you more if there is a direct benefit to them in doing so and if they trust your integrity.
6. Share responsibilities early.
The easiest way to learn something is to do it and the more ownership you give to people the more they will be motivated to participate.
7. Identify potential.
Look for the good in people. What do they have that attracts people to them?
8. Create an environment conducive to produce leaders.
Leaders don’t develop well under a dictatorship. If people are afraid to have an answer under your leadership for fear of being wrong, they are less likely to try to have an answer.
Don’t do the sign up method. The best quality people are recruited.
Jesus found people with a personal ask. Your best recruitment will be likewise.
10. Lead for life change.
Some people will experience their greatest life change only when they are leading others or have some sort of responsibility for leadership. Nurture potential leaders knowing that part of their spiritual maturity will be that step of leadership.