Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about stewardship as leadership...
In this episode I share why stewardship is a key principle in leadership...
In tonight’s Saturday Night special, I talk with you about why stewardship is a key principle of leadership. I share why that mindset makes you a better leader. I also talk about why you know it if the leader has that view.
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SNS77 Leadership is Stewardship
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: [00:00:00] Welcome to tonight's Saturday night, special episode 77. Hi, I'm Ella Hawkins, author of cracking the leadership code. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling. Having the ability to lead well is key.
[00:00:24] And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this. The inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Mader,
[00:00:40] you connect to the bigger why and the bigger reasons behind things. This means that people by definition will be more involved in that organization because within that organization, the leader [00:01:00] is growing the group. Not just themselves. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast.
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[00:01:36] Scott Maderer: [00:01:36] tonight Saturday night special. I talk with you about why stewardship is a key principle of leadership. I share why that mindset of stewardship can really make you a better leader. And I also talk about why, you know it, if your leader has the stewardship view, now, one area that a lot of folks need some help with.
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[00:03:14] And then I also usually ask about stewardship of most of my guests. And at first glance, most people think those two concepts are completely different. Leadership often is ascribed to me, that position that someone has as, as the leader of a group or an organization, but as you've heard, so many of my guests talk about leadership is really about influence, not position.
[00:03:38] It's often something that we have, even if we're not in a formal leadership position. And I would argue that stewardship and run of the reasons I talk about stewardship so much is because stewardship is a key part of true leadership CEO stewardship at its fundamental, [00:04:00] involves a few things. It involves developing a sense of trust.
[00:04:05] It's involves allowing people to understand what you're doing and why you're doing it. And that trust is inherent in that relationship. As part of that, to build trust, it involves transparency. It involves letting people see behind the curtain. It lot involves letting them see what's going right, and what's going wrong.
[00:04:27] It involves having. A sense of compassion, having empathy and concern for others, both personally and professionally. If you're in a professional organization, we all have to have love and compassion for others. If you're in a personal situation, you have to have love and compassion for others. And as part of that, also as part of a stewardship mindset, it involves allowing.
[00:04:52] For a sense of hope, allowing for the idea that there are things bigger than us. And there are things coming down the road [00:05:00] that actually could be better and that we can work and strive towards those better things and all of those same traits. In my opinion are part of being good at leadership. I've seen different groups come together and talk about leadership over the years and always those ideas of trust and transparency and compassion always come up.
[00:05:26] And then I see those same things in that emotion of being a good steward. It's recognizing that if you're a leader, that role is probably temporary. And again, I'm not just talking about a positional role though. That's obviously temporary as well, but just the role of leadership ebbs and flows, different people will come to admire you at different times.
[00:05:50] It's not a consistent. Thing it changes. And because you have a temporary role, the organization in which you [00:06:00] live lives longer than you, it has to be temporary because at some point you're going to leave that organization either because you're going to move on to a different group of people or because you're going to die and move on that way.
[00:06:15] There's always an exit. At all times that reality of recognizing the temporary role that you have as a leader gives you the ability to steward the organization and stop just focusing on what's in it for me, but what is in it that I can use that will build the organization that lasts beyond me that grows.
[00:06:39] Bigger than me. It also includes looking at other people within the organization. And what can you do today to help the organization take care of not just you, but everyone within the organization. What can we do to make individuals in the company happier? What can we do to make [00:07:00] them more stable? What can we do to make them have more ownership of their job and of the company and of the success of what's going on in any leadership role, whether it's a family, whether it's a church, whether it's a business, you have to recognize that the needs of the individuals is part of what you have to take care of as a leader.
[00:07:23]That works when the leader has the mindset. Of stewardship. And when they do have that mindset, it automatically makes them a more successful leader. And I would argue a better leader, because again, you begin to have a longer term view. You begin to see things as more than just you, you connect to the bigger why and the bigger reasons behind things, this means that people.
[00:07:56] By definition, we'll be more involved in that [00:08:00] organization because within that organization, the leader is growing the group, not just themselves. And here's the truth. If you begin to think right now and write down the characteristics of leaders that you've been around again, not just people that have been your boss, but when you've interacted with someone that you saw as a leader in a role or an organization, when you saw somebody, whether it was a coworker, whether it was a family member who exhibited great leadership, Think about the characteristics that they expressed, think about what you saw them do and say, and how you saw them act.
[00:08:44] And I'd be willing to bet you that those characteristics would match up with the fact that they had a stewardship view. I would argue that the best leaders, you know, we're also the best stewards of that [00:09:00] leadership role and responsibility. And you see it and you know it, and you recognize it when you're around it, because that is what makes a great leader.
[00:09:12] Thanks for listening.
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Leadership is stewardship, it's temporary and you're accountable! - Andy Stanley