Expansion is the action of becoming larger or more extensive. We talk about expanding a program of work, a building project, and even investments.
What about the expansion of our leadership?
We can easily fall into the “comfort zone.” We enjoy the status quo and before long nothing happens. Our leadership needs to be expanded. How?
Read material dealing with the growth of our leadership skills.
Spend time with successful leaders.
Ask God to open doors and grant us wisdom.
If we will get out of the rut and ask for a little help, our leadership will expand to greater levels.
Communication is challenging. We usually think others understand clearly. Often times, we even expect them to read our minds, the old reading between the lines.
However, others do not always understand. Thus, we need to communicate more effectively. Every leader must constantly work to improve their communication skills.
Learn to listen. Stop reading between the lines or thinking of what to say next.
Repeat back what was heard. This step ensures understanding.
Ask questions. This helps clarify areas we might have misunderstood.
Think before responding. Take time to consider a proper response.