VLI: Leader's Self Understanding & Spiritual Formation Lecture 2

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  1. Recognize the Learning Agenda (Discovery #4) and its Four Planning Styles. (Sect.
    Following the Holy Spirit of change...

    • What does the person want to change?
    • Effective change takes a person closer to their Ideal Self
    • NOT a Performance Plan
    • Approach for developing a plan for change (the Learning Agenda)
    • Using the 360 ESCI (or informal assessment), select a few competencies that you want to improve first
    • Go after “low hanging fruit” first
    • Change is a process
    • Use Strengths to address Gaps
    • Competency Development Worksheet (included only in the formal Hay Group ESCI assessment)

    • Tools for Change
    • Planning Styles:
    • Domain & Directive
    • Goal-Centered
    • Action-Planning: check list
    • Existential Planning
  2. Recognize the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and its two continuums. (Sect.
    • How we TAKE IN info
    • How we USE info

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  3. Recognize the aspects of Experimentation (Sect. 10.3.1–10.3.3) and Practice (Sect. 10.4.1–10.4.2).
    • No plan (learning agenda) is useful UNLESS you start doing something different
    • -Experimentation is TRYING something different to see if it works
    • Feedback is critical
    • -Trusting and Supporting Relationships consist of people who can be trusted to give upfront and frank feedback
    • -Successful leaders are relentless in seeking feedback
    • -Not threatened by criticism – live by “TELL ME MORE” without blame
    • -Don’t forget your own reflections

    • There is value in experimenting in a “safe” environment
    • -Consider different context (home, etc.) to avoid default mode traps
    • -AAR’s (After-Action Reviews) – Military approach to learning and adjustments

    • Practice
    • Once you find something that works (through experimentation), do it over and over again until it becomes routine

    • “Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it
    • wrong.”
  4. Recognize the four stages of reaching “professional” competency. (Sect. 10.4.3)
    Unconscious Incompetence

    Conscious Incompetence

    Conscious Competence

    Unconscious Competence = Mastery
  5. Summarize (in 5 paragraphs) the EI Intentional Change Process (Sect. 5 diagram) and its each of its Discoveries #1-5 (Sect. 6-10).
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  6. Recognize the two reasons why leaders experience Power Stress (Sect. 11.2.2) and the result of such stress. (Sect. 11.2.3)
    Daily complex decisions that affect people’s lives and are made in an environment of uncertainty

    General isolation of pastors and leaders

    Result – Pastors and leaders are constantly sacrificing themselves – it is a FACT
  7. Recognize the consequences of Power Stress. (Sect.11.3)
    • Core values erode
    • Increasingly operate “in the moment” – everything is a crisis or a threat
    • Burnout & depression
    • Physical deterioration- Ulcers, high blood pressure, risk of stroke or heart attack, suppressed immune system and increased frequencies of sickness all statistically correlated to power stress
    • Loss of resilience and an inability to recover resulting in a downward spiral (like the loss of air out of a balloon)
    • Loss of Emotional Intelligence
    • Slide into Dissonance
    • Tired, restless, brittle, can’t “hear”, focus narrowed, unrealistic view of reality
  8. Recognize the solution to Power Stress and the components of the Cycle of Sacrifice and Renewal. (Sect.11.4, including diagram)
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  9. Recognize the three components of Renewal. (Sect. 11.5)
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  10. Recognize the description of Mindfulness (Sect. 11.6.2-11.6.4) and which four inter-related areas must be addressed to be “mindful” from a Biblical viewpoint (Sect. 11.6.5).
    • Mindfulness is intentional and conscious awareness:
    • Of God
    • Of Self
    • Of Others

    The Bible views man in a holistic way – everything is related

    • Mind—thinking, intellect
    • Body— physical health: eating right, exercise, etc.
    • Heart—emotional health and social relationships
    • Spirit—intimacy with Jesus, devotional life and worship
  11. Recognize how the EI notion of Hope is related to the Christian concept of Faith. (Sect. 11.9)
    Definition of Hope

    “Hope enables us to believe that the future we envision is attainable and to move forward toward our vision and goals.”

    Sound like Faith?

    • Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do
    • not see.”
  12. Recognize the EI definition of Compassion and its three components. Recognize what Christian compassion looks like. (Sect. 11.12)
    EI Definition of Compassion – Empathy or caring in action

    • Understanding and empathy for others
    • Caring about others
    • Willingness to act on those feelings

    • “Compassion is pity for suffering with a desire to help or spare; like pity, compassion is exercised only with respect to the suffering of the unfortunate, but
    • combines the tenderness of pity with the dignity of sympathy and the active quality of mercy.”
    • - Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary
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VLI: Leader's Self Understanding & Spiritual Formation Lecture 2
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