Summary: There are four types of leaders: Performance Driven. People Driven. Pennies Driven. Process Driven. Everything in ministry revolves around relationships. If you want to effectively lead in ministry, you need to know how to speak your boss’s language.
Do you know your leader? You should. You need to learn who your boss is and how they receive information. There are four types of leaders: Performance Driven. People Driven. Pennies Driven. Process Driven.
Performance leaders get fired up to “Take the Hill” and often have a “Win at All Costs” perspective. New ideas excite them, and they love progress. If your boss is performance driven, you may need to learn this language and communicate accordingly.
You might have a “People Driven” leader. People driven leaders are motivated by “Life Change”. The lens through which they see the world is story. They need to know how this organizational change will bring about greater life change. Do you know how to speak THIS unique language?
Penny Driven leaders are most concerned with stewardship and budgeting. These leaders want to keep track of every single penny. If your leader is pennies driven, you had better come to the table with all of your financial ducks in order. If you do not speak this language, you will not be understood.
Process Driven leaders are concerned with systems, structure, flow of traffic and more. Because of this, these leaders intuitively know if an isolated change will throw a monkey wrench into the whole system. If you cannot speak their language of interconnectedness, you will not be heard.
Everything in ministry revolves around relationships. However, if you want to effectively lead in ministry, relationships are paramount. You need to know how to speak your boss’s language.