“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
Are you leading out of your own unique gifts and talents or are you trying to be someone else? There are certain things that are only going to be you. Each of us put the APPS in a different order and the screens look different. This allows for different leadership styles. (Acceptance & Value)
Activity: Personality Inventory (“Homes Of Honor” by Smalley & Trent)
The DISC profile is a simple test that will yield tremendous insight into how you process decisions and what your natural tendencies may be. (Note Fast/Slow & People/Task) DISC/PLUS Diagrams
Lion – fast paced, low people, high task (Dominant; FIRE; Choleric; Powerful; Extrovert; Doer; Optimist) person is a hard-charging driver that is task-oriented and first looks to problems. (Paul, Peter, Martha)
“Without wise leadership, a nation is in trouble; but with good counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14 (TLB)
Otter – fast paced, high people, low task (Influencing; WIND; Sanguine; Popular; Extrovert; Talker; Optimist) person is people-oriented, fun, outgoing, and generally concerned about people-pleasing, so they first look to people. (Paul or Peter)
“A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick.” Proverbs 17:22 (TLB)
Beaver – slow paced, low people, high task (Compliant; EARTH; Melancholy; Perfectionist; Introvert; Thinker; Pessimist) person is analytical, loves detail, factual, can seem rigid, and loves procedures. (Luke)
“A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks and suffers the consequences.” Proverbs 27:12 (TLB)
Golden Retriever – slow paced, high people, low task (Stable; WATER; Phlegmatic; Peaceful; Introvert; Watcher; Pessimist) person is amiable, loyal, does not like conflict, and is concerned about pace. (Barnabas, Mary, John)
“Gentle words cause life and health; griping brings discouragement.” Proverbs 15:4 (TLB)
Personality Inventory Evaluations …
“If you refuse criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept criticism, you are on the road to fame.” Proverbs 13:18 (TLB)
1.With your personality type, what strengths do you see in yourself?
2.With your personality type, what weaknesses do you see in yourself?
3.What qualities of the other personality types would you like to develop?
4.List three recurring struggles you face as a leader that are results of your personality …
Four Kinds of People …
Pay Now Pay Later (Beavers gone bad; learn to have fun; chill out) Pay Now Play Later (Lions, need to be taught how to play) Play Now Play Later (Otters gone bad; grow up; take responsibility) Play Now Pay Later (Golden Retrievers; can be viewed as lazy)
Your temperament mixes with your God-given spiritual gifts.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:3-8 (NIV)
Reflection: What is your spiritual gift? What gifts do you see in those you lead?
Your temperament influences how you best connect with the Lord.
Reflection: Based on your sacred pathways inventory, when and where do you most naturally commune with God? What implications does this have on how you lead?
Your temperament affects your wants, needs, and money decisions.
Reflection: Based on your personality inventories, what changes do you need to make with regard to how you handle the stuff God has given you?
Your temperament impacts career path and job satisfaction.
Reflection: Based on your personality inventory, are you working in your strengths zone?
Your temperament is reflected in how you perceive life.
Reflection: By nature are you a cup ½ full (Lions & Otters) or a cup ½ empty (Beavers & Golden Retrievers) type of person?
As you pray ...
Otters … curb their tongues, control their egos, cultivate their memories, concern themselves with others and count the cost.
Beavers … fill them with hope, make them happy, help them to look for the positives, grant them a tough outer skin, expose their insecurities, help them to relax their standards.
Golden Retrievers … be enthusiastic, try something new, accept responsibility, communicate feelings, make decisions, learn to say no.
Lions … open their minds and help them examine their weaknesses, admit faults, learn to apologize, seek forgiveness, learn to relax, take pressure off of others, respond to other leadership, develop patience, stop manipulating, don’t argue & tone things down.
Are you living, leading and ministering in your “sweet spot”?
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