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Leading Volunteers
Some Background

SAFECO Leadership development
Focused on non-managers.
Public Speaking
Time Management
Leading a Team
Qualities of a Leader
Peer Mentoring
Presentation Skills

Our application today

TRAC Leadership development
Focused on leading volunteers
No positional authority
Lead through relationship and respect
Its about behaviors

7 essential behaviors of a volunteer leader

Choose a positive attitude
We cannot always control what happens to us
in life, but it is our choice how we respond.
Viktor Frankl an Austrian neurologist and
psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor
said, The last of our human freedoms is to
choose our attitude in any given
Remember the people around you will mirror
your attitude.

Be others focused
For even the Son of Man came not to be served
but to serve others and to give his life as a
ransom for many. Mark 10:45
So he got up from the table, took off his robe,
wrapped a towel around his waist,

and poured
water into a basin. Then he began to wash the
disciples feet, drying them with the towel. John
The best way to create an environment where
people willingly follow your leadership is to let
them know that your #1 priority is to help them. -
Tony Dungy
Pray for your team before, during and after

Be encouraging
To encourage means to express enthusiastic
confidence in another's ability to accomplish
something or prevail under difficult
Exceptional Leaders know that how and what
they communicate impacts others either
positively or negatively. Choose positive!
Do you declare the possibilities for others,
envisioning a successful future for them?
Be intentional and authentic with your
Look for opportunities to speak life into others.
Listen more, talk less
There are two reasons for listening, to connect
with people and to learn something.
Everyone has a story and they want you to hear
When you listen, pay attention to both the factual
and emotional content of what is being said.
Wisdom is the reward you get from a lifetime of
listening when youd rather have talked.- Doug
I have to admit, Ive never learned anything
when I was talking. Paul Emmett
Practice and improve communication
If a leader cant get a message across clearly
and motivate others to act on it, having a
message doesnt even matter.
Credibility precedes good communications.
First, believe what you say.
Second, live what you say.
Three keys to improving communication skills
Be a good follower
Biblical examples:
Joshua followed Moses for more than forty years
before he led the children of Israel into the
promised land.
Elisha served Elijah for ten years before he took up
his masters mantle and went on to perform even
more miracles.
The Apostle Peter followed Jesus for three years
and made a lot of mistakesbefore he and his
fellow-disciples turned the world upside down.
Jesus - O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup
pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as
You will. Matthew 26:39 NKJV
So what does a great follower look
They understand their role - Great followers
not only accept this fact but embrace it.
They are obedient - No one should be allowed
to give orders who cant obey orders.
They are servants - Great followers are
observant. They notice what needs to be done,
then they do it joyfully.
They are humble - Great followers dont make
it about them. They shine the light on their
They are loyal - Great followers never speak ill
of their leader in public.
Be a continual learner
Continuous learners
Have a beginners mindset
Make connections
Are flexible and adaptable
Are always learning something
Are continuously curious
Learn in multiple ways
Teach others
LeadershipIts about YOUR
You have to do your own growing, no matter
how tall your grandfather was. Old Irish