Last week, Dr. Frank Damazio came to Every Nation Manila to teach us on the topic of succession planning and creating a leadership pipeline.

Here are some of the take aways from that seminar.

1. Leadership Pipeline is creating a leadership culture that systematically developed potential leaders, effectively mentoring them into right places at right times to match the growth and expansion of the church.

2. All the leaders you’re going to need are either already in the church or on their way. All you need to do is to find them, train them and launch them.

You may ask, “Why can’t I find them?” You can’t find them because they don’t look like leaders yet.

3. Find the potential leaders that nobody wants and develop them to become leaders others will want to hire.

4. The local church is like a wine skin. Bringing in wine from another wineskin will not only ruin the current wine but may destroy the wineskin. Ask: “Are my leaders drinking wine we didn’t make?”

5. Biblical leadership is a leadership culture that serves. Asking, “What can I do to make you successful?” is a good question to ask.

6. “We cannot be what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max Dupree.

We need to discern when to adjust structures and strategies depending on the season the organization is in.

7. Reward character, not talent. Boom!

8. Wise leaders trust faithfulness while unwise leaders trust ‘flashiness.’

Those that benefit the most are those who went through the most.

9. Using “they” instead of “us” undermine leadership. When decisions are made, come out of the meeting as a united team.

10. Empowering leadership doesn’t just “tell” people the decision, they “team” the decision.

It doesn’t do justice that I am summarizing the day and a half seminar with Dr. Frank Damazio into 10 statements but hopefully, you got something out of it.

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