Thursday, June 28, 2012

Second Chair Leader Articles

Pastor of Everything Else

Dr. Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership Canada, recently published two excellent blogs on second chair leadership -- "4 Insights for Second Chair Leaders" and "6 Best Practices for Second Chair Leaders"

Especially helpful to me were insights that 1) there are factors in decision making that we may not fully understand. As a result, we may not  always agree with the senior pastor, but we must remember we don't have the fuller picture.

And 2) that second chair leaders ask "guiding questions" instead of taking strongly opinionated stands:  "Seeking to invite discussion is far better than sparking a defensive posture or miscommunication."

Excellent stuff and great insights. I know Steve from my time in Arrow (Canadian Class '05), when he was in the second chair position.

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