Seminars : The Look of a Leader




The Uniqueness Of The Look Of The Leader:

Although there are many seminars on leadership today, we believe The Look of the Leader stands as unique in several ways. Based on personal observations as well as interviews with ministry leaders who have attended the seminar, here is a list of its distinct qualities:

It is a thoroughly Biblical study of leadership.
One of the comments we hear consistently from The Look of the Leader (LofL) participants is the word "Biblical." The fact that we hear it so regularly indicates other leadership seminars may use the Scriptures sparingly. Since the LofL follows one leader (Nehemiah) and one project (rebuilding walls), it provides a unique Biblical analysis of the process of leadership.

It reveals a leadership that pleases God.
Many leadership studies focus so much on the human "success" of leadership that one question is often neglected: What kind of leadership pleases God? The LofL shows us the kind of leadership that God applauds.

It explores leadership from the internal perspective.
Successful leadership is more often explored in terms of the external "techniques" used by other great leaders. The LofL examines the internal qualities that truly determine the long-term effectiveness of a leader.

It shows the priority of people in the leadership process.
Leaders can get so wrapped up in a project that people needlessly suffer. The LofL shows how keeping people as a priority is actually the key to accomplishment and fulfillment. The result for the leader is a changed attitude toward people.

It does not assume a perfect environment for leadership.
Many are frustrated because they cannot practice leadership in difficult or challenging situations. The LofL can be used in real life circumstances - even restrictive situations.

It applies leadership principles to everyone - not just those in positions of leadership.
Leadership is not just for those with the title of "leader." The most humble people in the most humble circumstances can be effective leaders. The LofL provides a leadership process for anyone who has a concern - from parents to business people.


The Seminar Sessions:

Move Beyond the What and Who and Discover the How of Godly Leadership
A Fresh and Delightful Approach to a Worn Out Subject

The Look of the Leader takes you to a construction site where a group of workers are completing a task in record time. At the site you observe harmony, efficiency, success, and fulfillment-things you seldom witness in the world where you live. When you ask how this can be, you are told to "look at the leader."

This course examines the leadership of this successful venture, and looks beyond what and who to how. This enables you not only to see the process and techniques that enhance an atmosphere of accomplishment, but more importantly, it enlightens you regarding a leadership style that pleases God and allows followers to succeed and be fulfilled.

Use your ears and listen in-- use your eyes and "look at the leader."


SESSION 1: A Vision to Consider
A great leader comes along about once in a generation and great problems come along about three times a week.

No enterprise ever began without a leader possessing a particular trait. This session reveals the evidences of this characteristic and the obstacles that may be preventing you from leading. So grab your hardhat and let's get going!

SESSION 2: A Goal to Continue
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

What separates a successful leader who gets things done from people who only talk is a trait that is hard to find in our society today. We'll talk about that in this session and reveal its evidences that made a person successful without breaking laws or hearts.

SESSION 3: A Plan to Complete
The successful leader is one who makes the right move at the right moment with the right motive.

What happens after the initial enthusiasm for a project is over and problems begin to surface everywhere? Leadership is challenged but successful leadership possesses an attribute that will get the group through the crisis. This session talks about that vital trait.

SESSION 4: A Style to Convey
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

In the midst of problems, followers look very closely to leaders. They are looking for direction, advice, suggestions. They stand ready to follow - particularly if they see a trait every successful leader needs. We'll discover that trait and shock you with the evidence.

SESSION 5: A Pattern to Confirm
An important question for leaders: "Am I building people, or building my dream and using people to do it?"

Leading is more than accomplishing; it's a matter of the heart. The best vantage point to see someone's heart is to see how they handle one particular challenge that consumes leadership. We'll remind you of that issue and challenge you to see leading as an issue of the heart.

SESSION 6: How You Lead
A good leader is one who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

Everyone has a leadership style. Do you know yours? Is it the best one? You'll be led through an exercise to determine your leadership style and learn the value of adapting styles with circumstances.



Church Leaders

"Great material; well presented, personally applicable as well as usable for others. Makes for great preaching as well as seminar teaching."
— Jack Harris, Pastor, Grace Bible Church of Strasburg, Strasburg, PA

"Truly inspirational, informational and instructional. Great material and presentation that enhance my skill as a leader."
— Major Eric Lo, The Salvation Army, Yuma, AZ

Christian School Leaders

"The Look of the Leader seminar reaches to the heart of who we are, can be and should be as leaders."
— Jennifer Cesena, Principal, Receda Baptist School, Receda, CA

"I believe the principles and truths of The Look of the Leader can help to revolutionize a new generation of Christian leaders."
— Phil Gelatt, Director of the High School Life Calling Institute, Marion, IN

"This seminar has had life-changing effects on me as a leader. It is challenging and inspiring."
— Fran Fern, Administrator, Word Center Christian Academy, New London, CT


"It is an excellent and inspiring course for anyone in any ministry."
— Kathy Gleckler, Director of Education, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Nairobi, Kenya

"This training is a must to address the crying need for a new type of Christian leader that measures up to what the Scriptures teach about true and genuine Christian leadership that invests in people."
— Robert A. Orr, Trainer/Teacher, Leadership Training Ministry (LTM), Linden, AB Canada

United States Military Chaplains

"This was a tremendous course. These are principles that are timeless. Great job - wonderful, helpful, and edifying study."
— CH (COL) William C. Shelnut, Post Chaplain, Ft. Detrick Chapel (Army), Frederick, MD

"A very helpful and practical look at leadership and its applicability to each of our diverse professions."
— CH (CAPT) Jerry E. McNabb, Director, Training and Reserve Affairs, US Navy Chaplains, Washington, DC

"Superb. Emphasis on 'walking the walk,' modeling the right thing to do was excellent. Personally challenging."
— CH (LT COL) Richard Hartwell, Chief, Readiness Division, Office of the Command Chaplain (Air Force), Randolph AFB, TX