In this issue of Leadership Unstuck, we address the importance of “Mentoring Future Leaders.” The big idea is this: Effective mentoring only happens if we impart knowledge and share life together. Mentors lead by example.
This is resource guide to add to your leadership development toolkit. The guide is designed to be used in a one-on-one or group mentoring relationship. Each guide includes:
- A Bible passage
- The “Big Idea”
- A brief reading on the topic
- Discussion questions
- Additional reading and exercises for further development
- A self-assessment, and
- An opportunity to identify next steps.
Leaders are not developed at a conference. You can’t develop leaders by giving them a book to read. Leadership development requires one person investing in another person. It’s as much about sharing life as it is about sharing knowledge. Many people are teaching and writing books about leadership. Very few people are focused on leadership development.
You’ve probably heard me say, “Real leaders empower other leaders.” The challenge, of course, is that it’s easier said than done. That’s why I set out to develop a solution to help you make leadership development a priority. This tool is designed for you to take next steps in your leadership. More important, it’s intended to be used in community with others.