If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that leading through a pandemic is HARD!
Most of us started 2020 with all the hope and promise of a new year. We had confidence in our plans and confidence in our ability to lead our churches, businesses, and organizations to accomplish those plans. Then COVID-19 hit and everything changed. Churches and businesses had to close their doors. Uncertainty, crisis, setbacks, and challenges caused us to second guess every decision. All of the doubt and unknown led to our confidence as leaders being spread thin.
In times of crisis, confidence as a leader is crucial. Not a false confidence based on an inflated belief in one’s knowledge, competence, and ability to control. No, I’m talking about an unshakable confidence forged in a deep trust and reliance on God. A true confidence based on the character of a leader that embraces humility, gratitude, generosity, security, and courage.
“A lack of competence can slow you down, but a lack of character can take you out.” – Dan Reiland
And that’s where Dan Reiland’s book, The Confident Leader, comes to the rescue. This book provides a practical, workable, and transformational process that will help you grow your confidence the right way. It will help you strengthen your confidence by building it on:
- Deep Foundational Decisions
- Deliberate Character Development
- Daily Practical Disciplines
The three sections of this book work together to increase your confidence as a leader. You will begin with a deep foundation of who God’s created you to be. Next you will learn deliberate character traits necessary to lead with confidence. Finally, Dan will walk you through daily practices to grow your confidence, multiply your influence, and lead in the midst of life’s uncertainties.
As we close out 2020, do yourself a favor and give those you lead one final Christmas gift. Pick up a copy of The Confident Leader and start 2021 with the hope that you and your organization needs.