Leadership and Stewardship: Developing Habits to Sharpen Your Impact

June 29, 2016

C12 Group |

iStock_18254553_SMALL.jpgLeadership and stewardship go hand-in-hand. Business success alone is meaningless — it’s how you use that success to make a positive impact on people and advance God’s kingdom that truly matters.

Too often, Christian business owners and CEOs try to separate their business leadership from their Christian ministry, assuming they can do well in both without integrating them together.

This downplays your impact and diminishes your ability to use your company as a mission field.

Leaders must recognize this critical correlation between leadership and stewardship to maximize their effectiveness in both areas.



Getting Started

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Give yourself time to assess where you currently stand and plan actions that can improve your leadership and stewardship. Considering your current habits is a great way to get started. The C12 Group has identified seven strong habit areas that make a tangible difference in leadership, regardless of the business industry. These include:

  1. Being Proactive
    A reactive leadership style is dangerous in many ways. How are you making decisions to improve in all areas of your life?
  2. Beginning With the End in Mind
    Long-term goals are vital to keeping your vision alive. Have you laid out strategic objectives that reflect your core principles?
  3. Putting First Things First
    Leaders wear a lot of hats. How do your relationships with God and family stand up against your business responsibilities?

These are just a few of the habits that can help you assess your effectiveness as a leader and a steward of God’s ministry. Download the full assessment worksheet to see four others and jot down ideas for your personal improvement.


Keep Improving

The C12 Group exists to help Christian business owners and CEOs continually invest in their leadership, their businesses, and their ministries. If you’d like to learn more about how our peer advisory groups and monthly resources could benefit you, contact us today.