Managing People Effectively

Date recorded: 1 Jan 2005 | Speaker: John Lenton | Event: ELF Post-Forum Seminar
Managing People Effectively


Christians who have no formal management training are often uncertain how to manage other people so as to bring out the best in them and achieve the kind of results that glorify God and extend His kingdom. They want to follow Jesus' call to be servant leaders, yet find it hard to reconcile the need to exercise discipline or give firm instructions with the kind of humility that servanthood seems to require. This session describes an intensely practical approach to the challenges of managing people: situational leadership. Using illustrations and anecdotes drawn from experience, this seminar outlines how situational leadership can be an effective tool for developing people, and explains how its principles can be readily learned and implemented by managers who genuinely want to be servant leaders. Listeners will learn techniques for coaching and giving feedback to staff, in order to improve subordinates' performance.