Exponential Liveblog – Ken Blanchard

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010

The first plenary speaker this morning was Ken Blanchard, founder of Lead Like Jesus.  He shared his story of coming to faith as a leadership consultant and author, when he learned “everything I had taught and written about leadership, Jesus already did.”  He described these stages of leadership development, with stories of Jesus forming his disciples in this way:

  • Enthusiastic beginner
  • Disillusioned learner
  • Capable but cautious contributor
  • Self-reliant achiever

A few other soundbites:

  • Jesus wants to give us a heart attack
  • Who would have put their money on a Jewish rabbi and his 12 inexperienced followers?
  • Servant first, leader second
  • Jesus first, others second, you third
  • If you mention Jesus, he does all the marketing/work
  • Eternal life as not real attractive to those whose lives aren’t working right now.
  • 5 habits of leading like Jesus
    • Solitude
    • Prayer
    • Study of scripture
    • Small vulnerability group
    • Remember God’s love
    • Go to an ego-anonymous meeting and get over it.

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