DRIVE: Mission First

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This is a continuation of the discussion from Monday’s blog post, What Drives Us? Yesterday we talked about the second drive, People First. The third drive is episkopos. This is the drive to influence people to accomplish the mission. The episkopos drive is an intrinsic drive to put the mission first. Thoughts of the episkopos drive include, thinking about: Taking …

DRIVE: People First

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This is a continuation of the discussion from Monday’s blog post, What Drives Us? Yesterday we talked about the first drive, Task First. The second drive is presbuteros. This is the drive to be friendly, to be a people person. The presbuteros drive is an intrinsic drive to put people first. Thoughts of the presbuteros drive include, thinking about:   …

3 Drives of the Leader Code

What Drives Us?

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The three Greek words poimen, presbuteros and episkopos, are the source of what we understand of leadership. These words describe the inner drives or motivation that people have. The poimen drive puts the Task First. The presbuteros drive puts People First. The episkopos drive puts the Mission First. The drives are represented as drawers that a leader can open to …

Training Layman to Lead

The Origin of The Leader Code

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The basis for the Leader Code is three Greek words used in the New Testament of the Bible to describe a leader. These words are translated into English in a variety of ways, depending on the context. The Greek words are poimen, pronounced poy-mane, which means pastor or shepherd; episkopos, pronounced ep-is’-kop-os, which means bishop or overseer; and presbuteros, pronounced …

Will Your Organization Run without You?

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Can you say that you could leave your organization or business for a few weeks or months and it would run without you? Unfortunately most leaders cannot answer yes to this question. However, there is a solution to this and it is not as hard to implement as you might think. Systemizing your management practices is the best way to free up your …