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mobi ´ Discovering Your Leadership Style · Paperback Î ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Discovering Your Leadership Style Author David T. Olson – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk God can use your uniue gifts passions and personality to help you become a better leader While personality inventories can help you undersHe Mission LeaderThe Imaginative LeaderThe thirty short chapters of this book are ideal for individual reflection with uestions for individual discovery and bonus online activities The book also includes all the tools you need to take your ministry team through this assessment They will lead you deeper into this robust model for Christian leadersh Helpful and simple in identifying gifting through the lens of spirituality chemistry and strategy I like that it syncs up with the discipleship language of 3DM I will use this

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God can use your uniue gifts passions and personality to help you become a better leader While personality inventories can help you understand your temperament the model designed by leading church planter David Olson is designed to form fruitful Christian leadership Olson's model reveals how three factors spirituality chemistry and strategy work t Just finished reading David T Olson’s “Discovering Your Leadership Style” It’s always good to learn about ourselves and the gifts the personality and the passion God has given us; it helps us better serve the Giver of these gifts

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Discovering Your Leadership StyleOgether The free online inventory that is a companion to this book takes just five minutes to complete and the resulting report appears instantaneously When you take the inventory you will also discover your leadership style The six styles that shape our ministry areThe Sacred LeaderThe Relational LeaderThe Inspirational LeaderThe Building LeaderT There are two problems with many leadership models Some are simplistic and formulaic presenting a one size fits all approach Other authors on leadership list too many ‘leadership ualities’ to be of much practical use to someone seeking to sharpen their leadership Think John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Al Mohler’s twenty five ualities of a leader in Conviction to Lead or Mark Cuban’s 50 ualities of a Successful Leader David Olson’s new book promises an approach to leadership which is simple enough to be useful for leaders but deep enough to be worthwhile Simple does not need to mean simplisticDiscovering Your Leadership Style approaches the topic of Christian leadership as a three legged stool The legs of the stool are Spirituality our relationship with God Chemistry our ability to connect with others and Strategy fulfilling the mission of God Leadership is the ‘seat of the stool’–where these three legs are integrated and put to use by each leader An free online assessment at sixstylesorg accompanies the book allowing readers to identify their strong leg their intermediate leg and their weakest leg The uniue combination of strengths has allowed Olson to uncover six leadership styles which he explores in the book There are additional reports and team resources available for purchase at sixstylesorgThe six leadership styles are 1 the Sacred Leader who is strong in Spirituality with an intermediate leg of Chemistry 2 the Relational Leader with a strong leg of Chemistry and an intermediate leg of Spirituality 3 the Inspirational Leader strong in Chemistry and intermediate in Strategy 4 the Building Leader strong in Strategy and intermediate in Chemistry 5 the Mission Leader strongest in Strategy second in Spirituality and 6 the Imaginative Leader who is strongest in Spirituality and whose second leg is strategy Olson’s purpose is not to present a leadership hierarchy but to honor the uniue makeup of different types of leaders There is a correlation between leadership styles and personality like Myers Briggs or other resources ie Strength Finders spiritual gift inventories etc; however leadership style isn’t reduced to a set of gifts or personality Olson explores the needs desires the gifts and the blind spots inherent in each of the leadership stylesOlson is a religious researcher church planting leader and a leadership coach who serves the Evangelical Covenant Church Part of my own interest in this book is I have been seeking a pastoral role in that denomination and was eager to see what he had to say Admittedly the book was a slow burn for me I am not sure what I thought of the assessment tool I took the 48 uestion test twice and came up with the same results although as a much stronger leader the second time around I am a relational leader As I read that profile I certainly identify with much of it but I find it odd that an assessment like this would name ‘strategy’ as my weakest leg when Gallup’s Strength Finders names Strategy and several other elements from the thinking domain as my greatest strength I think I agree with Olson’s assessment but because of my uniue shape I defy his categories a little bit I also am wary of short online assessments for naming ‘who I am’ as a leader Reading through the profiles I did see elements of my leadership in other profiles but I am not uite a ‘balanced leader’ by Olson’s definition a leader who scores 60% or above in each category I can see areas of growth and the gifts I bring to the leader’s taskDespite not fitting his profile to a ‘t’ I found Olson’s research interesting and helpful I think that this would be a great book for Church leadership teams to use because Olson illustrates well how different leadership styles complement each other He also encourages leaders to develop in all three areas their strength their weakness and their intermediate strength Jesus provides the uintessential model of the balanced leader I give this book four and a half stars★★★★½Thank you to IVP for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review