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Menu of Specific Examples for Inspiring Actions

These examples were developed by participants in the CMA Chicago Conference session, "Inspiring Your Staff and Others Like Jesus Did" with facilitator Carolyn B. Thompson, TRAINING SYSTEMS INC

 
Specific Examples 4 Ways Jesus Inspired
Listened Met People Where They Were Teaching Lead by Example
when Jesus did this

Met People Where They Were

 

Pay attention/stops work

proactive, seek input

 

Went to Matthew’s house, Zaccheus/Mary & Martha

Temple

Samaritan woman at the well

Boats/Fishing

Wedding at Cana

Doubting Thomas

Woman & lost coin — everyone is important to God

 

Washed disciples' feet

Woman at the well

 

when saw co-worker do this or did it myself

 

Engaged their ownership in conversations (2-way)

 

Flexible w/meetings (time-location)

Playing games w/children

One area of commonality

Work at home

LD Model

Forgiveness, grace, accountability

 

Meeting w/people

interaction

relate to stories

 

Compassionate

Visitation in    times of need –

    – hospital

    – prison

Pastor: Lifestyle standards

Evangelists

Missionaries

 

read in a magazine article or book

"What I hear you saying..." (listening to non-verbal communication)

Small things say a lot

 

Realistic challenging assignments

Provide needed tools/training/resources

Work to resolve (continue)

    – thought provoking
 answers

Breaks/lunches with different people

 

Bible. People have different learning methods

"Situational Leadership"– Blanchard

 

"Lead Like Jesus" — Ken Blanchard

John Maxwell, multiple titles

 

when saw boss doing this

Empathy & action

Bit your tongue

Ask questions & listen for answer

 

KC goes to the field

Lead negativity to positive

Open house > showing other side (personal); Christmas party

Carrying/sharing burden’s of employees

Met the people where they were (geographical)

 

Bring food to meetings

Arranges training opportunities

 

Pastor/Dir. of Ops shoveled after recent snow in time of need

Retreat leadership despite family emergency

Challenging assignments > stretched them; potential

led by example & servant leadership

 


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