Andy Stanley is the Pastor at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA. He often speaks on leadership and has a passion to prepare the next generations of leaders. Here are his 5 concepts for next generation leaders:
Leaders must channel their energies toward those arenas of leadership in which they are most likely to excel.
The leader of an enterprise isn't always the smartest or most creative person on the team. He isn't necessarily the first to identify an opportunity. The leader is the one who has the courage to initiate, to set things in motion, to move ahead.
Uncertain times require clear directives from those in leadership. The temptation for young leaders is to allow uncertainty to leave them paralyzed. A next generation leader must learn to be clear even when he is not certain.
You may be good. You may even be better than everyone else. But without a coach you will never be as good as you could be.
You can lead without character, but you won't be a leader worth following. Character provides next generation leaders with the moral authority necessary to bring together the people and resources needed to further and enterprise.