Jul 3, 2013

Self-Interest Leadership vs. Shared Success Leadership

Is your leadership fueled by self-interest or shared success?  There's a big difference.  Here's some key indicators.

Self-interest promotes the leader.  Shared success promotes the team.

Self-interest says "I."  Shared success says "we."

Self-interest pushes itself into the spotlight.  Shared success pushes others into the spotlight.

Self-interest makes sure it shines.  Shared success helps others shine.

Self-interest wants the credit.  Shared success gives the credit to others.

Self-interest passes the blame for failure.  Shared success takes the responsibility for failure.

Self-interest is always on stage.  Shared success raises up other people to be on stage.

Self-interest develops itself.  Shared success develops itself so it can better develop others.

Self-interest runs the show.  Shared success empowers others to run the show.

Self-interest can't be gone or things will "fall apart."  Shared success can be gone and things run as normal.

Self-interest makes sure he or she is the best leader on the team.  Shared success develops people to be even better leaders than he or she is.

Self-interest brags on itself.  Shared success brags on others.

Self-interest micromanages.  Shared success empowers and gets out of the way.

Self-interest has all the answers.  Shared success asks a lot of questions.

Self-interest does all the talking.  Shared success listens a lot.

Self-interest builds its kingdom in the church.  Shared success builds the entire church.

Self-interest surrounds itself with "yes men."  Shared success wants push back.

Self-interest always uses its own idea.  Shared success uses the best idea.

Bottom Line...
Self-interest uses people to build its ministry.  Shared success uses its ministry to build people.

What are some other indicators of self-interest vs. shared success leadership that we missed?  Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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