Andy Stanley: Less is More!
We leaders always want to do more, be more, and impact more. How to we get there? Less. Andy Stanley, author and Pastor from North Point Community Church, does a leadership talk entitled “When Less is More.” Below are a few notes from the DVD. Less is More!
The less you do, the more you accomplish. The less you do, the more you enable others to accomplish.
Lean into your strengths. Delegate your weaknesses. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, focus instead on your strengths. Our tendency is to cheat our strengths and lean into our weaknesses. This is backwards!
Only do what only you can do. This isn’t lazy; this is good use of your gifts. The moment you move away from your core competencies, the more the effective you will be. At the end of the day, you will empower more people!
Leaders forget to distinguish between their authority and their competency. One reason we drift into areas where we don’t have any competency, is because think we have to exercise authority in all areas.
Some leaders feel guilty about delegating. Don’t! You are stealing from other people when you don’t delegate. Do it!
What are your thoughts about doing less and accomplishing more?