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 …

The New Leader’s Foundation: Trust

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Whether a leader is attempting to build a business relationship, or a personal one, there is one building block that is essential to your leadership foundation. That is the building block is TRUST. Without trust the leader’s relationship could be filled with suspicion and a lack of respect. There are certain steps that every leader needs to take in order to build a solid relationship based …