A Little “In Over Your Head”

Leaders lead best when they are a little in over their head

When you are facing just a little more than you can comfortably control, you will find your greatest leadership potential.

When you are in just a little over your head, it forces you to make some tough choices. You can choose to grow as a leader by…

1) Delegating more.  You have to give away more responsibilities and decision-making opportunities to keep from sinking.  In doing so, you learn the capabilities of your team.  You stretch and grow them, empowering them to realize more of their potential.  If you refuse to delegate, you will find yourself sinking further.

2) Praying more.  Nothing stretches your faith more than realizing you are truly beyond your capacity.  Strong leaders often wrestle with a need for control.  When you’re in a little over your head, you recognize your limits and (hopefully) become aware of your dependency on God.  Prayer keeps you afloat. Control is an anchor weighing you down.

Is there an area of your leadership where you are in over your head?  Are you delegating more and praying more?

Keep leading well!
Jenni Catron and The 4Sight Group


Jenni Catron is a writer, speaker, and leadership coach who consults churches and non-profits to help them lead from their extraordinary best. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently. As Founder and CEO of The 4Sight Group, she consults with individuals and teams on leadership and organizational health.

Jenni is the author of several books, including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership.

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