lids and antique bird feathers.Talked about John Maxwell's LAW OF THE LID from 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadershiptoday @ STAFF MEETING. It goes like this: Leadership Ability Determines a Person’s Level of Effectiveness.
Points of the Principle
The Lid represents the limit of our leadership abilities. Hard work, efficient management, and knowledge can only bring us so far. If the lid of one’s leadership is low, then the potential for success is also low. The key, then, is not just to work hard on achieving success but to work hard on raising one’s level of leadership. The results: multiplied increase in effectiveness and higher potential for success for the leader as well as the organization. [http://www.bizsum.com/2page/b_The21IrrefutableLawsofLeadership.php]
Where are your lids and how can you raise them? You will NEVER rise higher nor your life nor organization that the LID that you are bumping up next too.
Earlier this year I asked the ELDER'S to DOUBLE the conferences I attend this year so my LID could soar. I am also mentoring 3 men who are going into or will be entering STAFF POSITIONS at NEW HOPE in the future. One is entering now. I want to raise their LIDS as well, all for the GLORY and KINGDOM of GOD!
Heading to UNPLUGGED tomorrow after our first big meeting with the ASHLAND LAUNCH TEAM @ our campus location @ ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL. Can't wait to start opening the vision and raising lids. I pray my LIDS are opened as well as we continue to GROW. Pray for myself and BUD STANTON who will be tearing up DC with me. Lunch with W on Thursday. (Come on...probably would not pass the background check...they don't like radical pastor's it seems these days in politics).
SPEAKING OF RAISING YOUR LID--If you are in a SMALL to MEDIUM sized town and want to raise your lid...save NOVEMBER 11-12th and come to the inaugural THE STICKS conference where we will share about all we do@ New Hope and several other small town, big impact churches from across AMERICA. INSPIRE in the AM and TRUE LEARNING HADS-ON in the afternoon. Featured speakers are MARK BATTERSON and TIM STEVENS. Of course the other featured guys you haven't heard much of because the small town get no props.
That will soon be changing.
We have a guy from a town of 480 with a church of 1,400+ and several campuses. We also have a guy planting 100 video venues in 100 rural towns in Oklahoma in the next 10 years through the LIFE CHURCH network. We have a guy who took a church from 200 to 2,000+ over 20 years and was in a town of 2,200. Limiting this event to ONLY 400 attendees...so when the site goes LIVE and VIRAL in the next 2 weeks...jump in FAST and tell your pals...Can't wait. Save the date...More to come. Raise yo LID!
blessings and peace.
[no comments on the pic...it was a moment of weakness and will not happen again. Antique bird feathers make me sizzle)