Prevail Model of Leadership with Dr. Noah Manyika (Part 2) – LM0222

In Part 2, Dr. Noah Manyika and Scott continue to discuss the Prevail Model of Leadership and the first few letters of the PREVAIL acronym.

“The fulfillment of your call is critically dependent on you being present.” — Dr. Noah Manyika

In Christian discussions today, we talk a lot about how we are fighting a cultural war. It is important to acknowledge that as we fight this war, it is both external (outside our homes) and internal (within our own homes). Christians need to reconcile that we are to live not in two dualities. We are not to have one set of rules for “sacred things or circumstances” and another for “secular things or circumstances”.

Duplicity in perception is a deception. In order to fulfill the Great Commission, we are called to shape the culture, not to simply react to it. Without impacting the culture for the Kingdom, we are irrelevant.

With this in mind, all believers are called to a Prevail Model of Leadership, whether leading outside our homes or within. Within this model lies the PREVAIL acronym that enlivens each aspect and brings it from concept into practical understanding and modern application.

What You’ll Learn

  • Defining acts of worship more broadly
  • The acronym of PREVAIL (the first 3)
  • Measuring the effectiveness of nonprofits and, especially faith-based organizations, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission

About Dr. Noah Manyika

Dr. Noah Manyika is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. He has served as an advisor to the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity led by John Nkomo, former Vice President of Zimbabwe. He also served as an adviser to ministry organizations in the Charlotte area on developing their urban and global missions work.

Read Noah’s story at noahmanyika.com/my-story.

Contact Noah: 

Watch for Dr. Noah’s upcoming book, Prevail: Reclaiming the Divinity of Our Humanity.

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.

Prevail Model of Leadership with Dr. Noah Manyika (Part 1) – LM0221

Dr. Noah Manyika and Scott discuss the basis for the Prevail Model of Leadership.

This truth must be restored to the Church: that the Word of God actually applies in every aspect of life. Since this concept has been somewhat lost, the social applicability of God’s Word has been split away. But the expression of one’s work should follow the truth that God has created us in His image, for His divine purposes. And that divine purpose includes both speaking into and helping shape society and culture.

“If you don’t understand God’s creative purpose, the very original creative purpose that’s contained in the book of Genesis, then our influence in the world is going to diminish.”

Dr. Noah Manyika

What You’ll Learn

  • • The “Prevail” acronym
  • • Sustainable model of social innovation
  • • The biblical mandate and God’s blessing to lead
  • • The split of social applicability
  • • Answers to the deception by the enemy
“We were made by Him in His image…”

About Dr. Noah Manyika

Dr. Noah Manyika is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. He has served as an advisor to the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity led by John Nkomo, former Vice President of Zimbabwe. He also served as an adviser to ministry organizations in the Charlotte area on developing their urban and global missions work.

Read Noah’s story at noahmanyika.com/my-story.

Contact Noah: 

Get Noah’s book, The Challenge of Leadership: Is There Not a Cause?  

Watch for Noah’s upcoming book, Prevail: Reclaiming the Divinity of Our Humanity.

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.

What They’re Not Telling You About Becoming a Leader – LM0220

Leadership can be hard. It can wear us out.

We all want to do the right thing, but sometimes it's hard to know what that is. There are so many opportunities to serve that those of us who truly have a heart to serve have to be careful, or we can do more harm than good.

If we're not careful, we could be walking in the PRESUMPTION that God will equip and empower us, without knowing for sure that we're actually CALLED.

If we're doing the wrong thing (or the right thing at the wrong time or with the wrong people) we might be walking in the PRESUMPTION that God will equip us, without knowing for sure that we're actually CALLED.

Let's be careful to always walk fully in God's calling and serve well as leaders.

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Leadership Lessons From a Broken Ice Cream Machine – LM0219

Leadership is leadership, no matter the situation.

Bryan Entzminger and Scott McClelland continue their conversation about what leadership lessons we can learn from a broken ice cream machine.

They talk about commander's intent, the dangers of institutionalization, and the importance of truly supporting people–because sometimes what works for one person at one place and time will not work for another.

Leadership is Leadership, No Matter the Situation

There are many leadership qualities that one learns in the workplace or on battlefields. Being aware of commanding officers around you will help you understand how to lead people in a way that will benefit them best as an individual, not just as a part of a collective whole.

We Can't Assume the Same Things Will Work For Everyone, Everywhere

It's important to remember that effective leadership strategies that work for one person in one situation don't always translate to other people. What does and doesn't work in leadership is very context-dependent.

You have to be able to adapt leadership styles when necessary, which can often mean tinkering with leadership strategies until you find something that will fit the person you're trying to lead.

We Have to Support Each Other

At the end of the day leadership is about effective people-leading and not strategies. When leaders have their priorities straight, they can identify what those around them need most and give them whatever support they require in order to succeed.

It's important for leaders to work together with other members of leadership who are also working towards

There's Danger in Organizational Growth

As our businesses and organizations grow, there's always the danger that they might either become stuck in the past or drift from their purpose.

It's important for leadership to be vigilant about such problems – and to actively guide the organization towards its future. This means not trying to force change on leadership but rather working with them towards a vision of what leadership can look like as those who were once appointed leadership roles have retired and new leadership needs to take charge.

It means honoring the past while looking to the future. And that's why Commander's Intent is so important.

Commander's Intent

A Commander's Intent is a leadership principle. In military doctrine, it is an instruction that informs soldiers on the commander's desired end-state. It inspires unity, assigns tasks, and establishes how they will know when they have succeeded in accomplishing their mission.

We can think of it as the direction set by the leadership for the team to be more effective and accomplish the mission. The people in leadership can see where the team needs to go and what they need to do in order to be successful.

It can be applied to many leadership scenarios. For example, if a restaurant manager wants her employees to provide excellent customer service, she may give them this goal with the following plan: “The servers should wait at least two minutes before seating guests to ensure that all tables are available”.

Allowing your staff time to achieve success not only helps them feel valued, but also reinforces good habits for the next time there is a change or new task handed down from leadership.

Leadership Isn't Just About Leading

Leadership isn’t just about leading people. It's also about supporting them and making sure they feel valued while they do their job well so as not to encourage burnout and resentment among employees.

It's important for leaders of all levels- from business owners, managers, supervisors on up-to learn what kind of support works best in a given situation before attempting any changes without first talking through potential problems with those who are.

Have you ever had a leadership lesson from a broken ice cream machine?

Tune in to hear this discussion on leadership lessons that are applicable no matter where you are or what situation you find yourself in!

About Bryan Entzminger

Bryan Entzminger is a former McDonald’s manager, who now edits and produces podcasts. He previously hosted the Engaging Missions Show and now cohosts the Podcast Editors Mastermind. You can find him at Top Tier Audio.

He loves to edit audio because it provides a creative outlet and technical challenge for him, as well as being intellectually stimulating. Bryan is a saxophonist with a degree in Music Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO.

When he's not recording or editing podcasts, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Katherine, and their two children, as well as being involved in his local church.

Other Places You Can Find Bryan

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