W10D3 - Attitude
W10D5 - Finances

W10D4 - Productivity

"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them . . ." - 1 Timothy 4:15-16.

Leaders are expected to grow and make progress in the work they are doing and leading. This requires them to be diligent and to provide a role model for others to learn from and follow. When the going gets tough, leaders are expected to persevere. And all this is so that a leader can be productive, not just maintaining, but growing and expanding the work area that he or she is assigned (not to mention their own personal and professional growth and development). The key words from this verse are diligent, wholly, progress, watch, and persevere. All those words speak of hard and concentrated work on the task and work team at hand.

LEADERSHIP STEP: How do you measure growth or progress in your organization? How do you measure it personally? While this may be difficult to answer, you must at least try. Choose some metric(s) that will give you a chance to measure the job you are doing or the personal growth you are encountering. Once you choose the metric(s), then you must determine how you will measure them and how often you will do so. The metrics can be financial, or attendance numbers, or customers, or clients, or books read, or reduced costs. Then revisit them from time to time to measure your growth or lack of it.


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