Leadership Lessons from the Shirtless Guy

Posted on: 04/27/11 3:52 PM | by Jonathan McKee

My dad sent me this video, a great little piece about “leadership” and, more importantly, how a movement is made. Dad and I are always looking out for good leadership discussion and training pieces for our NEW BREED training workshops.

This is a great little tool (regardless of how shoddy the camera work is) to provoke discussion at a leaders’ meeting.

(CLICK HERE if you don’t see the embedded video)

I love the following three statements. These would be great to hand out on a piece of paper to your leadership team and simply ask: Agree or disagree? Why? Are there scriptural truths to back up this idea?

1. Remember the importance of nurturing the first few followers as equals. It’s about the movement, not you!

2. It was the first follower transformed the “lone nut” into a leader.

3. We’re told that we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow. When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.

5 Replies to “Leadership Lessons from the Shirtless Guy”

  1. This was Siver’s TED talk last year. I wish I had this video when we did a youth ministry leadership retreat about being the first to follow. I love the focus on guy number two. Siver still has his video and original transcript here http://sivers.org/ff

    The TED talks will be a goldmine if you are looking to borrow training talk material in leadership. Here are some more http://www.ted.com/

    Thanks for this post!

  2. great video; it really puts the quote, “its not about you” into perspective. You have to have someone with more courage than the leader to make something great!

  3. This is Great! Len Sweet came to Iowa and showed this video as well.

  4. Great video to make these points! great tool to share w/co-leaders and leaders in training! Thanks!

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