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Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is the most popular approach to leadership today! But what actually is transformational leadership, and how can you tell the difference between transformational leadership and the evil pseudo-transformational leadership? Join us as we discuss transformational leadership, important transformational leaders from the Bible, and even pseudo-transformational leaders from the Bible.

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Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is the most popular approach to leadership today! But what actually is transformational leadership, and how can you tell the difference between transformational leadership and the evil pseudo-transformational leadership? Join us as we discuss transformational leadership, important transformational leaders from the Bible, and even pseudo-transformational leaders from the Bible.

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0 00:00:02,540 --> 00:00:02,740 Yeah. 1 00:00:08,540 --> 00:00:08,750 Mhm. 2 00:00:17,540 --> 00:00:22,250 This is lead 12 12 a podcast on christ centered 3 00:00:22,250 --> 00:00:26,550 leadership based on romans 12 12 rejoice in hope, 4 00:00:26,550 --> 00:00:29,750 be patient tribulation, be constant in prayer. 5 00:00:30,140 --> 00:00:31,240 Thanks for listening. 6 00:00:31,250 --> 00:00:34,860 Here's Dave and chris on the whole God's love for us is 7 00:00:34,860 --> 00:00:38,750 much safer subject to think about than our love for him. 8 00:00:38,760 --> 00:00:39,760 C. S. Lewis 9 00:00:40,140 --> 00:00:45,430 beautiful. Hey everybody, how are you? We're so glad that you're listening. 10 00:00:45,440 --> 00:00:47,430 We're very grateful. 11 00:00:47,430 --> 00:00:50,140 We're doing our best to give you some information 12 00:00:50,140 --> 00:00:55,310 and also hopefully um some application and mainly some 13 00:00:55,310 --> 00:01:01,410 jesus love because that's you know um we want to that's why we do it right there. 14 00:01:01,420 --> 00:01:05,610 We've got our own amen corner here at least 12 12 15 00:01:05,610 --> 00:01:08,380 and our goal is just to help you and your leadership. 16 00:01:08,380 --> 00:01:13,520 So please let us know if there's something we can do. 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I was gonna say that. 22 00:01:29,310 --> 00:01:34,100 So there you go, make sure you check our website out and we've got a good topic today. 23 00:01:34,100 --> 00:01:35,870 -- Chris what are we -- talking about? 24 00:01:35,870 --> 00:01:39,450 We're talking about one of the big east transformational leadership. 25 00:01:40,040 --> 00:01:42,840 This is simply put the most popular approach to 26 00:01:42,840 --> 00:01:45,860 leadership and has been since the early 1980s. 27 00:01:46,440 --> 00:01:48,750 So we're in for a big one today. 28 00:01:49,140 --> 00:01:56,360 -- Amen and Amen everybody excited. I know I am. I am too, there -- we go, there it is 29 00:01:57,240 --> 00:01:57,870 All right. 30 00:01:57,870 --> 00:02:00,560 The idea for transformational leadership, 31 00:02:00,560 --> 00:02:05,810 Dave came from James Downton in 1973 and the focus of 32 00:02:05,810 --> 00:02:08,789 transformational leadership is giving attention to 33 00:02:08,789 --> 00:02:10,960 the charismatic elements of leadership. 34 00:02:10,960 --> 00:02:13,860 -- This is a very charismatic form, -- gotcha, 35 00:02:14,340 --> 00:02:15,120 charismatic, 36 00:02:15,120 --> 00:02:17,530 let's explain kind of what that looks like that's 37 00:02:17,540 --> 00:02:21,050 attracting people that's um something that you want, 38 00:02:21,060 --> 00:02:26,400 you love it so much, you see it, it's just, it's on fire and you want to catch that fire. 39 00:02:26,410 --> 00:02:27,540 Absolutely right. 40 00:02:27,550 --> 00:02:30,450 So what is transformational leadership, 41 00:02:30,540 --> 00:02:33,260 transformational leadership is a leadership method by 42 00:02:33,260 --> 00:02:36,260 which the individuals are changed and transformed. 43 00:02:36,640 --> 00:02:39,140 So it transforms the people involved in this. 44 00:02:39,140 --> 00:02:42,990 The followers, transformational leadership involves emotions, 45 00:02:43,000 --> 00:02:47,800 values ethics and standards as well as long term objectives. 46 00:02:47,850 --> 00:02:52,090 And transformational leadership involves determining followers motivations, 47 00:02:52,100 --> 00:02:54,960 meeting their needs and treating them as human beings. 48 00:02:55,340 --> 00:02:56,130 And lastly, 49 00:02:56,130 --> 00:02:58,110 transformational leadership is a unique 50 00:02:58,110 --> 00:03:00,410 style of influence that motivates followers 51 00:03:00,410 --> 00:03:04,010 to go above and beyond what is typically expected of them. 52 00:03:04,440 --> 00:03:06,170 It's a process that frequently has the 53 00:03:06,170 --> 00:03:08,780 presence of charismatic and visionary leadership. 54 00:03:08,790 --> 00:03:12,940 Have you ever been motivated to go above and beyond what was expected of you? 55 00:03:12,950 --> 00:03:16,400 -- Absoluteing 100 -- you were transformed and that would 56 00:03:16,400 --> 00:03:18,300 make you strive to be a better person, 57 00:03:18,300 --> 00:03:18,670 wouldn't? 58 00:03:18,680 --> 00:03:20,100 -- It -- does Absolutely. 59 00:03:20,110 --> 00:03:23,250 Who are some of the transformational leaders from history 60 00:03:23,640 --> 00:03:26,760 at the top of everyone's list is nelson Mandela, 61 00:03:27,540 --> 00:03:27,830 You know, 62 00:03:27,830 --> 00:03:30,750 Dave after years of leading the struggle for democracy in South 63 00:03:30,750 --> 00:03:34,870 Africa and even 27 years in I guess in jail, 64 00:03:34,880 --> 00:03:36,690 he was released when the country reached 65 00:03:36,690 --> 00:03:39,150 a tipping point in its fight against oppression 66 00:03:39,540 --> 00:03:40,840 despite those ordeals, 67 00:03:40,840 --> 00:03:45,010 nelson Mandela emerged from prison to serve as the country's next president, 68 00:03:45,020 --> 00:03:47,940 promoting forgiveness and unity and by doing so 69 00:03:47,940 --> 00:03:51,050 he transformed South Africa into a democratic nation, 70 00:03:51,060 --> 00:03:53,550 so he transformed an entire nation. 71 00:03:53,940 --> 00:03:59,760 You know, the thing that I think I know that that affected me most by just watching him 72 00:04:00,240 --> 00:04:02,650 was you would think this guy would come out and 73 00:04:02,650 --> 00:04:06,270 be bitter and be mad and be ticked off but 74 00:04:06,280 --> 00:04:10,020 his smile chris um and I think sometimes a smile 75 00:04:10,020 --> 00:04:13,540 can cover over a lot of things and he just, 76 00:04:13,540 --> 00:04:17,279 he knew to find his joy and something other than 77 00:04:17,279 --> 00:04:19,610 this world and I believe it's God I always do, 78 00:04:19,610 --> 00:04:25,760 that's the only thing I can do and so he found his smile in the midst of 79 00:04:26,440 --> 00:04:29,990 really quite the tribulation and that's pretty impressive to me. 80 00:04:29,990 --> 00:04:34,660 -- How about Ukraine -- it really is, you know, he's noted for a complete lack of ego too. 81 00:04:35,340 --> 00:04:35,960 He was, 82 00:04:35,970 --> 00:04:38,630 he was truly a transformational leader and here's 83 00:04:38,630 --> 00:04:40,840 another one for you sir Winston Churchill, 84 00:04:40,850 --> 00:04:42,920 he was really good at focusing on the 85 00:04:42,920 --> 00:04:45,270 bigger picture and he used his leadership to teach 86 00:04:45,270 --> 00:04:48,630 courage to the british people if you know what they were going through at the time, 87 00:04:48,630 --> 00:04:50,960 they needed courage and he was the right person for that, 88 00:04:51,140 --> 00:04:54,830 it was 100% and you know each one that you are talking about, 89 00:04:54,840 --> 00:04:59,270 it really is a surrender of their ego and you know I always heard the term, 90 00:04:59,270 --> 00:05:02,490 I think rick warren started, it was with the ego. 91 00:05:02,490 --> 00:05:08,560 It's edging. Got out. Oh that's good. Yeah, so I got out Yeah, so as a leader, 92 00:05:08,940 --> 00:05:11,320 my biggest issue to humble up, 93 00:05:11,330 --> 00:05:13,340 I got to make sure that I'm not edging God out 94 00:05:13,340 --> 00:05:16,750 and God's getting all the glory and that way in humility, 95 00:05:16,760 --> 00:05:18,650 it's his, not mine. 96 00:05:19,050 --> 00:05:24,660 Thank you. Thank you ladies and gentlemen, thank you 97 00:05:24,840 --> 00:05:29,360 -- deserves a round of applause, I appreciate -- That agent God that is wonderful. 98 00:05:29,360 --> 00:05:34,470 -- It's one -- of my favorite things to say because I catch myself, we all have egos. 99 00:05:34,480 --> 00:05:38,740 Sometimes we like to to get our ego stroke, Let's just be honest about it. 100 00:05:38,750 --> 00:05:40,170 That's that's the truth. 101 00:05:40,180 --> 00:05:44,010 We need to understand though, it's about God getting the glory, 102 00:05:44,010 --> 00:05:46,920 not us getting anything because at the end of the day, 103 00:05:46,920 --> 00:05:49,300 what we're going to get is heaven and that 104 00:05:49,690 --> 00:05:54,160 -- you uh I love, so the goal is heaven. -- Amen. 105 00:05:54,240 --> 00:05:59,550 -- Oh here we go, I can hear it starting, come -- on now, go crazy. 106 00:06:00,040 --> 00:06:01,150 Agent brother Dave. 107 00:06:01,640 --> 00:06:01,960 Yeah, 108 00:06:02,540 --> 00:06:03,040 yeah. 109 00:06:03,740 --> 00:06:04,280 Alright, 110 00:06:04,290 --> 00:06:08,830 so another transformational leader is President Abraham Lincoln 111 00:06:08,840 --> 00:06:11,260 Lincoln believed that in the most challenging times. 112 00:06:11,260 --> 00:06:13,530 The leader's attitude determines the spirit of the 113 00:06:13,530 --> 00:06:16,430 country and Lincoln was frequent to say praise 114 00:06:16,430 --> 00:06:18,780 is the most effective and most powerful thing 115 00:06:18,780 --> 00:06:21,330 -- to do -- and the thing about Lincoln again, 116 00:06:21,330 --> 00:06:26,300 he lost more than he once he did, he lost so many times, 117 00:06:26,310 --> 00:06:29,450 but he never gave uh that's exactly, 118 00:06:29,450 --> 00:06:33,320 I think that's a transformational leader is someone that doesn't give up, 119 00:06:33,320 --> 00:06:35,650 they just, they know they drive up well, 120 00:06:35,650 --> 00:06:38,660 you know the price man and you got to just keep towards the price, 121 00:06:38,670 --> 00:06:42,330 they believe in it so much and they're able to convince you to believe in it too. 122 00:06:42,340 --> 00:06:44,660 -- And -- as christians, if our prize is heaven, 123 00:06:44,940 --> 00:06:45,790 that's the goal. 124 00:06:45,790 --> 00:06:49,860 And as leaders were wanting to love people back to jesus, so we lead them 125 00:06:50,040 --> 00:06:51,290 the way jesus leads us. 126 00:06:51,300 --> 00:06:52,520 Absolutely, you know, 127 00:06:52,520 --> 00:06:53,910 I've got two more and I think that's a 128 00:06:53,910 --> 00:06:56,960 perfect lead in a transformational leader believes in the goal 129 00:06:56,960 --> 00:06:59,670 so much that they're willing to sacrifice everything and they 130 00:06:59,670 --> 00:07:02,090 can convince the followers to believe in it too. 131 00:07:02,100 --> 00:07:05,190 And who was top of that, that was dr martin Luther king, 132 00:07:05,200 --> 00:07:09,150 He was one of the most transformation famous transformational leaders in history. 133 00:07:09,240 --> 00:07:11,730 He was a great american human rights activist and he 134 00:07:11,730 --> 00:07:14,960 will forever be remembered by the world for his contributions. 135 00:07:15,040 --> 00:07:15,820 Absolutely, 136 00:07:16,010 --> 00:07:16,960 absolutely. 137 00:07:17,340 --> 00:07:17,960 Um 138 00:07:18,340 --> 00:07:22,270 go back and read some of his speeches, he does always include God, 139 00:07:22,270 --> 00:07:24,350 I know there'll be someone in this, 140 00:07:24,350 --> 00:07:26,740 that here's this and it's very cynical towards that. 141 00:07:26,740 --> 00:07:27,940 But let me just say this, 142 00:07:27,950 --> 00:07:32,380 -- we don't have people like that listening does do -- Well let's hope, you know what, 143 00:07:32,380 --> 00:07:34,980 that's a good point, that's a good point. 144 00:07:34,990 --> 00:07:39,200 But if you are, let me just tell you in love, you know, 145 00:07:39,210 --> 00:07:42,660 throw back the judgment a little bit and just know that God 146 00:07:42,660 --> 00:07:46,190 can use anybody and everybody because he uses you very good. 147 00:07:46,200 --> 00:07:48,960 -- So there you -- go. I've got one more. A very 148 00:07:49,340 --> 00:07:54,090 -- famous transformational leader was Princess Diana -- amazing. 149 00:07:54,100 --> 00:07:57,320 -- She -- was highly praised for her charity work 150 00:07:57,330 --> 00:08:00,040 and initially she was noted for being shy, 151 00:08:00,080 --> 00:08:01,900 but it didn't take long very soon. 152 00:08:01,900 --> 00:08:06,560 Her charisma and her charms and her friendliness gained popularity 153 00:08:06,840 --> 00:08:07,360 and you know, 154 00:08:07,360 --> 00:08:10,280 she was a sponsor of nearly 100 charities and she used her 155 00:08:10,280 --> 00:08:14,070 position of power to support many humanitarian organizations around the world. 156 00:08:14,080 --> 00:08:16,050 She really cared for Children. 157 00:08:16,050 --> 00:08:19,650 She had a heart for Children, like nobody's business. And 158 00:08:19,940 --> 00:08:25,300 -- I I commend her for that 100%. Absolutely. There you -- go. 159 00:08:25,310 --> 00:08:28,560 So I'm gonna throw some out that I think a transformational leaders 160 00:08:28,560 --> 00:08:30,920 from the bible dave you tell me what you think about these. 161 00:08:30,940 --> 00:08:35,350 The first one is Abraham, the father of all nations and he was a monotheistic, 162 00:08:35,350 --> 00:08:38,260 a pagan society, he had courage and confidence, 163 00:08:38,440 --> 00:08:41,559 he had high morals and ethics and a strong sense of justice, 164 00:08:41,840 --> 00:08:43,830 100% and he listened to God, 165 00:08:43,830 --> 00:08:46,910 even when God made him think that he was gonna have to 166 00:08:46,910 --> 00:08:52,200 sacrifice his only son and his son with Sarah uh guess what? 167 00:08:52,200 --> 00:08:53,800 God always shows up. 168 00:08:53,810 --> 00:08:57,590 He knew that God would show up and he trusted in 169 00:08:57,590 --> 00:09:00,050 that and he knew that he would put him on the altar 170 00:09:00,240 --> 00:09:02,650 and he still knew that God would show up. That's faith. 171 00:09:02,650 --> 00:09:05,060 I want to have that kind of faith and I think leaders 172 00:09:05,240 --> 00:09:09,190 that truly are doing the right thing has a faith for God that knows that 173 00:09:09,190 --> 00:09:12,440 whatever is going to happen to me today me and I can handle it and he 174 00:09:12,680 --> 00:09:13,390 did that. 175 00:09:13,400 --> 00:09:15,980 Come on now, another thing, 176 00:09:15,980 --> 00:09:19,360 I don't think Abraham had a huge ego and the reason I say that as 177 00:09:19,360 --> 00:09:23,130 you remember the story and he's sitting at his tent and he saw three strangers 178 00:09:23,140 --> 00:09:26,530 and he ran out to them and he invited them into his home and he 179 00:09:26,530 --> 00:09:29,450 washed their feet and he fed them and he didn't know who they were. 180 00:09:29,640 --> 00:09:33,660 I've always thought that too and I think you're 100% on that. 181 00:09:34,040 --> 00:09:37,420 So another one I think this one goes without saying but let's throw it out there, 182 00:09:37,420 --> 00:09:38,240 jesus, 183 00:09:38,250 --> 00:09:40,770 I think jesus was definitely a transformational 184 00:09:40,770 --> 00:09:43,890 leader and transformational leaders encourage you. 185 00:09:43,900 --> 00:09:45,530 And the first thing that came to my mind 186 00:09:45,530 --> 00:09:48,860 was Matthew 28 20 teaching them to observe all that 187 00:09:48,860 --> 00:09:53,450 I have commanded you and behold I am with you always even to the end of the world, 188 00:09:53,540 --> 00:09:57,220 Amen and Amen and look at the way that he treated 189 00:09:57,230 --> 00:10:00,260 those who were probably not like minded with him at all. 190 00:10:00,270 --> 00:10:02,400 But he loved them, he loved them, 191 00:10:02,400 --> 00:10:06,010 I love the woman at the well and I love the fact one 192 00:10:06,010 --> 00:10:08,810 of the key things that happened with the one of the well is she 193 00:10:08,810 --> 00:10:11,660 left her water jar with jesus and that was what brought her there because 194 00:10:11,660 --> 00:10:15,420 she was in the sin relationship and and she left it with jesus. 195 00:10:15,420 --> 00:10:18,860 What if leaders actually started leaving our stuff are 196 00:10:19,040 --> 00:10:23,230 since our stupidity and all of our things with jesus? 197 00:10:23,230 --> 00:10:25,370 Wouldn't that be amazing what we've become leaders of 198 00:10:25,370 --> 00:10:27,010 God and that's what he wants us to be. 199 00:10:27,010 --> 00:10:29,330 Absolutely. That would be true. 200 00:10:30,700 --> 00:10:34,130 And the last one I've got from the bible and there's so many in there, 201 00:10:34,130 --> 00:10:35,340 but these are just some things that I came to, 202 00:10:35,340 --> 00:10:38,150 some that I came up with quickly is the apostle paul. 203 00:10:38,440 --> 00:10:40,560 You know he's creative change 204 00:10:40,740 --> 00:10:43,950 and a face to face level with his letter to Philemon, 205 00:10:45,240 --> 00:10:49,050 -- how do we say that again? It's fine. -- Yeah, you're fine. Fine. 206 00:10:49,050 --> 00:10:52,750 Lemon is all how here's how you say a bible name that you don't know, 207 00:10:52,750 --> 00:10:53,570 you're ready to leave. 208 00:10:53,580 --> 00:11:00,120 Just say it so fast. No one even knows what her 209 00:11:00,220 --> 00:11:04,610 when I get some of the all the different you know names that you 210 00:11:04,610 --> 00:11:09,340 have to go through sometimes and it's hard to to to pronounce him, 211 00:11:09,340 --> 00:11:10,550 Just say it fast. 212 00:11:10,560 --> 00:11:12,690 There you go, God knows you don't know them. 213 00:11:12,700 --> 00:11:14,980 -- So that's okay -- if you if you look at 214 00:11:14,990 --> 00:11:17,950 not only how the apostle paul transformed himself, 215 00:11:17,950 --> 00:11:21,250 how he was transformed, but he transformed so many relationships 216 00:11:21,640 --> 00:11:24,710 when he works on the collection of the poor saints in Jerusalem is 217 00:11:24,710 --> 00:11:28,320 a good example or his encounters with greek philosophy in roman law, 218 00:11:28,320 --> 00:11:32,570 -- he shows how to transform the discussion of public theology for everyone, -- right? 219 00:11:32,580 --> 00:11:34,490 And and paul was passionate man. 220 00:11:34,490 --> 00:11:35,190 Yes, he was, 221 00:11:35,200 --> 00:11:38,360 he knew what was right and he knew how to how 222 00:11:38,360 --> 00:11:40,920 to take that to people and give that to people. 223 00:11:40,920 --> 00:11:42,850 And that's a pretty amazing thing, I think. 224 00:11:43,240 --> 00:11:47,740 Very good. So what are the characteristics of transformational leadership? 225 00:11:47,750 --> 00:11:49,940 And if you think back to the examples we've given 226 00:11:50,020 --> 00:11:52,750 those people should have most if not all of these, 227 00:11:52,780 --> 00:11:56,910 the transformational leadership is attentive to the needs and motives of the 228 00:11:56,910 --> 00:12:01,150 followers and tries to help the followers reach their fullest potential. 229 00:12:02,240 --> 00:12:05,420 The transformational leader is very charismatic. 230 00:12:05,430 --> 00:12:10,060 People are naturally drawn to them and they also have strong moral values. 231 00:12:10,060 --> 00:12:13,960 Think of the list that we had from Winston Churchill to dr martin Luther King. 232 00:12:14,340 --> 00:12:18,620 They all had strong moral values. Amen, Amen. 233 00:12:18,630 --> 00:12:20,390 They try to identify, 234 00:12:20,400 --> 00:12:23,010 try to link the identity of the followers 235 00:12:23,020 --> 00:12:25,980 to the collective identity of the organization. 236 00:12:26,020 --> 00:12:30,280 In other words, you're a part of this, we need you. We can't do without you. 237 00:12:30,280 --> 00:12:33,060 You're a big part of what we do. 100% 238 00:12:33,440 --> 00:12:36,770 And they express high expectations for their followers 239 00:12:37,210 --> 00:12:41,360 and transformational leadership are known for something called the four eyes. 240 00:12:41,840 --> 00:12:44,850 The first i is the idealized influence, 241 00:12:44,850 --> 00:12:48,560 then they act as role models with high standards of morals and ethics 242 00:12:49,040 --> 00:12:50,570 and the second is inspiring. 243 00:12:50,570 --> 00:12:53,240 They have high expectations value and a high commitment 244 00:12:53,240 --> 00:12:55,360 and they'll inspire you to have those two. 245 00:12:56,040 --> 00:12:59,510 The 3rd eye of the four eyes is intellectual stimulation. 246 00:12:59,810 --> 00:13:02,760 That's where they challenge the followers to be creative and innovative. 247 00:13:03,340 --> 00:13:07,310 And lastly of the four eyes is idealized consideration. 248 00:13:07,540 --> 00:13:09,850 They listen carefully to the followers and they act 249 00:13:09,850 --> 00:13:12,380 as a coach and a mentor to assist followers. 250 00:13:12,580 --> 00:13:14,460 They help the followers with very personal 251 00:13:14,460 --> 00:13:17,100 challenges and they're always very optimistic. 252 00:13:17,110 --> 00:13:18,060 So, 253 00:13:18,440 --> 00:13:22,410 you know, one of the things that we talked about before we even got started today, 254 00:13:22,420 --> 00:13:25,490 some not everyone can do this is what you told me kind, 255 00:13:25,500 --> 00:13:29,930 so how can someone strive to do better at these things? 256 00:13:29,930 --> 00:13:35,150 -- How do you work on them? Just make them as goals -- to make them as goals? 257 00:13:35,160 --> 00:13:38,360 Uh you know, strong moral values, you can certainly have, 258 00:13:38,370 --> 00:13:41,120 you can have high expectations for your followers. 259 00:13:41,150 --> 00:13:45,350 But the very issue is usually the charismatic part of this. 260 00:13:45,360 --> 00:13:48,370 Typically if you do have strong moral values, you will, 261 00:13:48,380 --> 00:13:50,440 you will become charismatic over time. 262 00:13:50,440 --> 00:13:51,950 People are attracted to that, 263 00:13:52,640 --> 00:13:53,560 right? I think 264 00:13:54,140 --> 00:13:57,490 what you have to understand is you may think you're not a people person, 265 00:13:57,500 --> 00:14:00,580 but that alone may help you to attract people because 266 00:14:00,590 --> 00:14:04,760 everyone wants someone who is overwhelming and who who who's, 267 00:14:04,770 --> 00:14:06,450 you know, is this seat saved? 268 00:14:06,450 --> 00:14:11,270 Well, I am, you know, you don't want me to tell you about my jesus, you know, 269 00:14:11,270 --> 00:14:12,810 you don't always want that, 270 00:14:12,810 --> 00:14:16,230 you don't always need that and so it's really important to know, 271 00:14:16,230 --> 00:14:18,880 sometimes you need someone who is more laid back. 272 00:14:18,890 --> 00:14:24,290 So what I'm trying to say is anybody and everybody can be used by God and can actually, 273 00:14:24,290 --> 00:14:24,860 I think 274 00:14:25,440 --> 00:14:28,400 take a lot of what this information is and apply it, 275 00:14:28,410 --> 00:14:30,720 especially when you're trying to live like jesus, 276 00:14:30,840 --> 00:14:35,420 look at paul as an inspiration, these are all things you can do to get better. 277 00:14:35,430 --> 00:14:39,990 I don't know paul, I don't know how charismatic he was, 278 00:14:40,000 --> 00:14:43,560 I think sometimes people didn't even like him, but what 279 00:14:43,940 --> 00:14:47,440 paul brought to the table was he knew the truth, 280 00:14:47,440 --> 00:14:52,680 he knew the word better than anybody at the table probably and he and he slowly 281 00:14:52,680 --> 00:14:55,160 became someone who knew Jesus and when you 282 00:14:55,160 --> 00:14:58,220 know Jesus your influence can be charismatic, 283 00:14:58,230 --> 00:15:01,760 just that alone, Jesus is charismatic, amen 284 00:15:01,940 --> 00:15:04,910 and his holy spirit can make you and help you to be 285 00:15:04,910 --> 00:15:07,890 -- more charismatic and I do believe that with all my -- heart, 286 00:15:07,900 --> 00:15:10,850 I believe that too and I think you brought up such an important point 287 00:15:11,040 --> 00:15:12,350 a lot of times, 288 00:15:12,360 --> 00:15:16,610 the common misconception of a leader is they are they're very outgoing, 289 00:15:16,610 --> 00:15:18,630 they're gregarious there, the life of the party, 290 00:15:18,630 --> 00:15:21,610 they're the person that you want to invite when you want to have 291 00:15:21,610 --> 00:15:24,000 fun but think about the transformational 292 00:15:24,000 --> 00:15:26,380 leaders especially the ones we've listed, 293 00:15:26,390 --> 00:15:28,650 I can't imagine Abraham Lincoln was that way or 294 00:15:28,650 --> 00:15:31,350 dr martin Luther king but they're the people you 295 00:15:31,350 --> 00:15:33,370 want running the ship because they're going to get 296 00:15:33,370 --> 00:15:36,090 more out of people than anyone else possibly can. 297 00:15:36,100 --> 00:15:39,070 In the beginning, Abraham Lincoln felt like people didn't even like him, 298 00:15:39,080 --> 00:15:43,440 I'm sure I've read that and I believe that to be true and 299 00:15:43,440 --> 00:15:47,100 I think the thing is he didn't quit and say I give up, 300 00:15:47,110 --> 00:15:49,560 I sure you wanted to but he decided to 301 00:15:49,840 --> 00:15:53,290 To uh to fix his eyes on on on the goal and 302 00:15:53,290 --> 00:15:55,500 go for it and that's a look at what he accomplished, 303 00:15:55,500 --> 00:15:55,850 you know? 304 00:15:55,850 --> 00:16:00,060 And as Christians were called in hebrews 12 to fix our eyes on Christ Jesus. 305 00:16:00,440 --> 00:16:03,540 We've got we've got the we got the mentality, 306 00:16:03,540 --> 00:16:06,070 -- we just got to do the application -- and that's it. 307 00:16:06,080 --> 00:16:07,360 That's exactly right. 308 00:16:07,740 --> 00:16:10,270 So I'm gonna move on. Are you sitting down dave? 309 00:16:10,280 --> 00:16:13,350 -- I am sitting down -- well I've got a bit of a warning, 310 00:16:13,350 --> 00:16:16,280 transformational leadership comes with a warning. 311 00:16:16,290 --> 00:16:19,830 -- Okay, I -- wish I had some scary music. We could, 312 00:16:19,960 --> 00:16:21,060 we don't 313 00:16:21,440 --> 00:16:26,390 -- bom bom that's working, I -- try to do the things from law and order. 314 00:16:28,040 --> 00:16:30,290 I'm sorry love it. 315 00:16:30,300 --> 00:16:31,070 Okay, 316 00:16:31,080 --> 00:16:36,170 so be warned that sometimes people can confuse transformational leadership 317 00:16:36,180 --> 00:16:38,400 with something called pseudo transformational 318 00:16:38,400 --> 00:16:40,450 leadership and here's the difference, 319 00:16:40,450 --> 00:16:44,780 transformational leaders focus on engaging others to create a connection that 320 00:16:44,780 --> 00:16:48,860 increases the motivation and morality in both the leader and follower 321 00:16:49,140 --> 00:16:51,900 Sudo transformational leaders only focused on 322 00:16:51,900 --> 00:16:53,840 the leaders interest and they usually 323 00:16:53,840 --> 00:16:58,260 use manipulation and they give no regard to the interests of their followers 324 00:16:58,440 --> 00:17:00,180 so how do we know the difference, 325 00:17:00,180 --> 00:17:03,000 we know the characteristics of transformational leadership, 326 00:17:03,010 --> 00:17:06,790 here's some of the characteristics of the pseudo transformational leadership, 327 00:17:06,839 --> 00:17:11,950 the leaders are transforming so they can transform people too but in a negative way 328 00:17:12,640 --> 00:17:14,349 they are self consumed, 329 00:17:14,839 --> 00:17:18,730 power oriented and they have warped moral values, 330 00:17:19,440 --> 00:17:23,670 they're absolutely unwilling to encourage independent thought and followers, 331 00:17:23,910 --> 00:17:25,869 they have little or no caring for others and 332 00:17:25,869 --> 00:17:28,750 they manipulate the followers for the leader's own needs, 333 00:17:28,760 --> 00:17:31,360 -- feeling like we're getting ready to get some -- examples. 334 00:17:31,440 --> 00:17:33,700 -- Well it's perfect -- timing thank you 335 00:17:33,700 --> 00:17:34,500 I'll be here all week, 336 00:17:34,510 --> 00:17:37,920 we need another one of those there yeah thank you thank you. 337 00:17:37,930 --> 00:17:41,850 So who are some examples of pseudo transformational leaders from history? 338 00:17:42,040 --> 00:17:43,650 Adolf Hitler of course 339 00:17:43,790 --> 00:17:48,670 Saddam Hussein is another multi dung is another Osama bin laden 340 00:17:49,040 --> 00:17:53,030 these people are the evil versions of transformational leaders, 341 00:17:53,030 --> 00:17:55,990 they're able to take people and transform them into something 342 00:17:56,000 --> 00:17:59,460 evil that the person normally couldn't have done by themselves, 343 00:17:59,470 --> 00:18:03,630 I think the key word that I've heard you say I think is attract, 344 00:18:03,640 --> 00:18:09,000 they attract but it doesn't mean that it's right and I think there are people that are 345 00:18:09,010 --> 00:18:16,040 that are attractive to things that are not of God and satan knows how to manipulate, 346 00:18:16,040 --> 00:18:20,390 let me make sure I tell you he knows your weakest link and he knows how to 347 00:18:20,390 --> 00:18:24,060 get on it and he knows how to how to take you out of what's important. 348 00:18:24,060 --> 00:18:28,790 So he absolutely does. I think attraction is a lot of what you're talking about. 349 00:18:28,800 --> 00:18:29,670 -- I think -- that's right. 350 00:18:29,670 --> 00:18:32,220 These people drew, they drew others to them, 351 00:18:32,230 --> 00:18:35,180 especially Hitler Hussein mao Zedong of course 352 00:18:35,180 --> 00:18:37,960 Osama bin laden people were drawn to them 353 00:18:38,240 --> 00:18:41,870 and then they manipulated them, they, they abuse them, 354 00:18:41,880 --> 00:18:46,580 they were so self centered and power oriented that they use these people 355 00:18:46,580 --> 00:18:49,490 -- for their own power well -- and we look at it like wow man, 356 00:18:49,490 --> 00:18:50,510 they have to be crazy, 357 00:18:50,510 --> 00:18:54,350 but what happens is you start thinking well if chris believes it, 358 00:18:54,350 --> 00:18:57,350 I trust chris maybe I'm missing something the next thing, 359 00:18:57,350 --> 00:19:01,730 you know people who really don't believe in this value that this person is bringing, 360 00:19:01,740 --> 00:19:04,340 but they believe in someone connected to it, 361 00:19:04,350 --> 00:19:07,300 -- they start believing in a leader that really isn't taking -- on the right, 362 00:19:07,310 --> 00:19:10,060 you're absolutely right, that's exactly how it happened. 363 00:19:10,540 --> 00:19:13,860 So who are some pseudo transformational leaders from the bible, 364 00:19:14,240 --> 00:19:17,750 Can you think of anyone that's self consumed, power oriented? 365 00:19:17,750 --> 00:19:22,740 They're manipulative, like maybe satan in the garden of Eden, 366 00:19:23,020 --> 00:19:26,360 how about Ahab, 367 00:19:26,740 --> 00:19:31,670 -- Ahab, There you go, -- what he said, he was more evil than any that came before him. 368 00:19:31,680 --> 00:19:32,670 -- That's -- right. 369 00:19:32,680 --> 00:19:33,890 There is a, there is, 370 00:19:33,900 --> 00:19:37,360 I mean we have examples throughout the scripture of people who are evil, 371 00:19:37,360 --> 00:19:41,460 so I think of Herod right away because Herod was so power oriented 372 00:19:41,740 --> 00:19:44,490 that he was, he was willing to kill all the first born Children, 373 00:19:44,490 --> 00:19:46,890 just so no one could come and take over. 374 00:19:46,960 --> 00:19:47,670 That's 375 00:19:48,540 --> 00:19:50,910 -- that's called ego driven. -- Absolutely. And what 376 00:19:50,910 --> 00:19:51,660 is ego 377 00:19:52,140 --> 00:19:55,770 -- as you got and you got out. There you go, -- I love that. 378 00:19:56,640 --> 00:19:57,230 Okay, 379 00:19:57,240 --> 00:20:00,720 what are some of the strengths of transformational leadership will just 380 00:20:00,720 --> 00:20:02,710 shift off pseudo transformational leadership 381 00:20:02,710 --> 00:20:05,070 and get back to transformational leadership 382 00:20:05,520 --> 00:20:06,710 right away? 383 00:20:06,710 --> 00:20:08,330 It has intuitive appeal, 384 00:20:08,340 --> 00:20:11,540 people are attracted to transformational leadership because 385 00:20:11,550 --> 00:20:13,170 it just makes sense to them. 386 00:20:14,140 --> 00:20:17,230 Transformational leadership emphasizes the followers. 387 00:20:17,240 --> 00:20:20,300 The true transformational leader will take care of the needs, 388 00:20:20,300 --> 00:20:23,350 values and morals of the followers and make them better. 389 00:20:23,840 --> 00:20:24,580 There you go. 390 00:20:24,590 --> 00:20:28,190 -- Amen, -- transformational leadership is effective, 391 00:20:28,200 --> 00:20:30,880 there's tons of studies and evidence that support that 392 00:20:30,880 --> 00:20:34,370 transformational leadership is a very effective form of leadership. 393 00:20:34,380 --> 00:20:37,360 It's been one of the most studied of all forms and it works 394 00:20:37,740 --> 00:20:40,870 -- absolutely -- so lastly and we'll end on this, 395 00:20:40,870 --> 00:20:44,160 What are some of the criticisms of transformational leadership? 396 00:20:44,740 --> 00:20:47,070 It treats leadership more as a personality 397 00:20:47,070 --> 00:20:50,420 trait or predisposition than a behavior that can 398 00:20:50,420 --> 00:20:54,410 be taught and we discussed that how do you teach someone to be charismatic, 399 00:20:54,410 --> 00:20:55,860 it's not that easy to do, 400 00:20:56,640 --> 00:20:59,010 it can be elitist and 401 00:20:59,160 --> 00:21:00,770 anti democratic. 402 00:21:01,140 --> 00:21:01,860 I got you, 403 00:21:02,640 --> 00:21:06,760 transformational leadership can suffer from the heroic leadership bias 404 00:21:07,940 --> 00:21:10,660 and it has the potential to be abused and that's 405 00:21:10,660 --> 00:21:13,710 where our pseudo transformational leaders come from and here's an 406 00:21:13,710 --> 00:21:17,120 interesting one in the latest studies for whatever reason and 407 00:21:17,120 --> 00:21:19,140 I don't know why we don't know why yet, 408 00:21:19,150 --> 00:21:23,770 transformational leadership is not typically well received by millennials. 409 00:21:24,440 --> 00:21:27,940 -- Uh huh That's an interesting thought. -- That is an interesting thought. 410 00:21:27,950 --> 00:21:31,580 Uh Yeah, hopefully we'll get more studies on that to find out why. 411 00:21:31,580 --> 00:21:34,980 -- But that in a nutshell is transformational leadership. -- It's good. 412 00:21:34,990 --> 00:21:38,730 And so our scripture to kind of go along with it is romans 12 413 00:21:39,130 --> 00:21:41,450 right before 12, 12 versus one and two. 414 00:21:41,750 --> 00:21:45,700 Therefore I urge you brothers and sisters in view of God's mercy 415 00:21:45,940 --> 00:21:49,650 to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. That word sacrifice. 416 00:21:49,650 --> 00:21:53,280 There is the greek word called cassia which also 417 00:21:53,280 --> 00:21:55,840 can mean offering and so what God's telling is 418 00:21:55,840 --> 00:22:00,960 there is to be a living offering and that means giving yourself up every day to him. 419 00:22:01,540 --> 00:22:04,130 What does that do? It's holy and pleasing to God. 420 00:22:04,130 --> 00:22:07,200 This is your true and proper worship verse to 421 00:22:07,200 --> 00:22:09,380 do not conform to the pattern of this world. 422 00:22:09,390 --> 00:22:14,180 But here's the word be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 423 00:22:14,190 --> 00:22:18,750 Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good pleasing. 424 00:22:18,760 --> 00:22:24,780 Perfect. Well transformation is an important thing. Thanks for listening to us. 425 00:22:24,780 --> 00:22:29,400 Thanks for hanging out with us. Anything else chris you guys have an awesome week. 426 00:22:29,400 --> 00:22:31,360 God bless and we'll talk to you soon. 427 00:22:34,040 --> 00:22:38,120 This is an lbs production which stands for pounds. 428 00:22:38,120 --> 00:22:41,050 I don't know if you knew that or not but it also stands 429 00:22:41,050 --> 00:22:44,360 for laughing because we're saved but we kind of like the pounds. 430 00:22:44,360 --> 00:22:49,520 So um chris will lift them and I will gain them and we will have a great time. 431 00:22:49,520 --> 00:22:50,360 Thanks for listening.

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