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Humility Is The Bridge To Leadership Confidence

By Doug Franklin February 20, 2014

If you lack leadership confidence in yourself, can you develop your students as leaders? Yes you can! Leadership can be learned and if your students can learn to lead than surely you can too. The must important tool you need is humility. Most youth workers who lack leadership confidence usually just act like leadership is not part of youth ministry. This allows them to avoid the leadership topic for the moment. Avoiding never works. Soon, you will be faced with your own leadership crisis because, at the end of the day, our effectiveness in ministry is tied to our leadership ability.

So go on an adventure in leadership with your students, share with them that you are learning. Authenticity will do more for your leadership and grow you more than you can imagine. It will be a bridge for you, from your current situation to confidence in yourself and in your leadership.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More