Leading From The Heart

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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP - LEADING
FROM A SANCTIFIED HEART
By L. Roo McKenzie, Ed.D.
Education Evangelist, SECC
Covenant Consulting Concepts
STRATEGIC DESIGN OF THIS WEBINAR
Solution-Focused Leadership (SFL)
 Harvard Business Model (HBM)
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What is the problem?
Why is the problem?
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What are the solution options?
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What will we do?
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Abilene Paradox
HYPOTHESIS – DIFFERENTIATED LEADERSHIP**
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There is a significant difference (the margin of
excellence) between the leadership style and
outcomes of those who lead from a
sanctified heart and those who lead from
an ego-centered heart. (David and Saul, Elijah and
Jezebel, John and Judas)
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“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the
earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully
committed to Him” (II Chron. 16:9)
Spiritual leadership is not self-emergent. It needs a
trigger (conversion, humility, integrity &
sincerity) to ignite it
THINK ON THESE THINGS
SOLUTION-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP
The world will be an amazingly better place when
the power of love replaces the love of power
 Pathology of Power: Since the fall man, we
have sought independence from God’s control, as
though we were gods ourselves, and could control
our own destiny.
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CHALLENGE: LEAD FROM A HEART OF
LOVE
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Only God has the perfect balance of love and
power. In humans, there is an inverse
relationship between love and power: the more
love one has the less power he desires and
displays, and the more power one desires and
has, the less love he displays.
LEADERSHIP REALITY
“We can’t lead someone else to the light while we
are standing in the dark.”
 “Dead hearts cannot revive cold hearts.”
 “A leader ought to be sincere, whether he means
it or not.”
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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP: FIRST THINGS
FIRST
EZRA – A man of Priorities plus!
 “Despite their fear of the peoples around them,
they built the altar on its foundation, and
sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both
the MORNING and EVENING sacrifices.” (Ezra
3:3)
 The ALTAR will ALTER your past, present, and
future.
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AUTHENTIC LIVING & SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
CPA- CERTIFIED PRIVATE/PUBLIC APOSTLE
KFC – KNOWN FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST
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•Humility: A sacred garment that can be worn
with any outfit (“The sweetest, lovliest flower…”)
•When worn as under and outer wear, it will leave you naked of pride,
ego, and selfish ambition
•Integrity: With or without integrity, nothing
else matters
• Integrity and transparency are twin brothers
•Teachability: Willingness to learn, trainable,
pliable
• When we cease learning, we also cease growing
A SHIP, AN ICEBERG AND A LEADER
“OUR LEADERSHIP BOAT FLOATS NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT IS SEEN, BUT
BECAUSE OF WHAT IS NOT SEEN.” ROOISM II
The Outer/Upper Show
The Inner
Core
The Under
Anchor
THE NEHEMIAH MODEL OF SPIRITUAL
LEADERSHIP
The Nehemiah Moment: A vision born of God
becomes a moral imperative
 Before he undertook to build the wall, he built his
life spiritually
 Nehemiah served an heathen king with
integrity*** (He was a man of the inner core)
 Nehemiah was serving in enemy territory
 When he heard the report of the state of
Jerusalem, he went into action immediately –
Prayer (Neh. 1:5)
 Prayer is an acknowledgement of man’s
inadequacy and God’s sufficiency
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“PRAYER-WORKS” IGNITE HEAVEN’S
FIREWORKS!
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“If My people who are called by My name, will humble
themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive
their sin and heal their land.” (II Chron. 7:14)
Man’s Part:
 Humble and pray
 Seek and pray
 Turn and pray
 God’s Part:
 Hear and forgive
 Heal their land – that healing is all-inclusive
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LEADING THROUGH PRAYER: MOTHER THERESA’S
PRAYER
Dearest Lord,
 May I see You today and everyday in the person
of each patient, and whilst nursing them,
minister unto You.
 Though You hide yourself behind the
unattractive disguise of the difficult patient, the
irritable, exacting, and unreasonable;
 May I still recognize You and say, “Jesus, my
patient, how sweet it is to serve You.”
 Lord, give me this seeing faith. Then my work
will never be monotonous.
 I will find joy in humoring the fancies and
gratifying the wishes of my patients.
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MOTHER THERESA’S PRAYER
O, beloved patient, how doubly dear you are to
me, when you personify Christ.
 And what a privilege is mine to be allowed to
serve You.
 Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the
dignity of my vocation and its responsibilities.
 Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to
coldness, unkindness, impatience.
 And O God, while You are Jesus my patient
 Deign also to be to me a patient Jesus,
 Bearing with my faults, looking only to my
intention
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MOTHER THERESA’S PRAYER
Which is to love and serve You, in the person of
Your sick.
 Lord, increase my faith, and bless my efforts, and
my work, now and forevermore. Amen!
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Jabez: “O that You would bless me and enlarge
my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep
me from harm so that I will be free from pain.
And the Lord answered His request.” (IChron.
4:9/10)
SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVES
God
Personal
Transparency
Grace
Compassion
Courage
NEHEMIAH’S MODEL OF: LIVING YOUR
LEADERSHIP
Courage: Obstacles
can make us work
smarter and live
wiser
Compassion: He
never demanded
(5:18)
Transparency:
spiritual
leadership is a
glass house
Grace: Nehemiah
found grace in the
king’s eyes
“O Lord, God of
Heaven”
THE DNA OF NEHEMIAH’S MODEL OF
SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
Prayer:
Counselor
Prayer:
Fuel
Prayer:
Weapon
THE CONCLUSION: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
VS. “EGO-SHIPPING”
Spiritual leadership is not something you do. It
is something You are!
 If you doubt that there is a significant difference
between the life and outcomes of spiritual
leadership, take a moment to compare the life of
David and Saul, Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar.
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“God opposes the proud but gives grace to
the humble” (I Peter 5:5).
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First Prayer of Nehemiah: Neh. 1:
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5-11
LET’S DO IT! “JUST DO IT!”
“WHATEVER HAPPENS, CONDUCT YOURSELVES IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL OF
CHRIST.” PHI. 1:27
Align talk &
walk
• Align profession
and practice
• U R the gospel!
Call a sacred • Confess
assembly” (Joel • Commit
2:15)
Believe,
Behave, &
Bow
• Behavior follows
belief
• Give God the
Glory (Jn. 12:32)
SERVICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
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Services:
Strategic planning for schools and churches
Leadership seminars/workshops
Teacher in-service
Education rallies/sermons
Children’s ministries
Keynoting & motivational speaking
Colloquiums
Personal and organizational mission statement
development
Custom poems for individuals and special occasions
Contact:
L. Roo McKenzie, Covenant Consulting Concepts
[email protected]
Phone: 909.496.3135
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