Brian Houston Leadership Podcast

Brian Houston Leadership Podcast

10 Cultural Responsibilities I Will Embrace Part 1

30 June 2016
You don’t build culture, you have to be the culture.
What does it mean to be the culture. It means you can’t watch from afar, you must be in it.
I am a Can Do Person.
I am part of the answer and not part of the problem.
This is not my job, this is my life.
We are saved for a purpose, we are called for a purpose we are graced for purpose; it’s all about God’s purpose. When we live called, what we do is a calling, not just a job. Jesus talked about the spirit of hirelings in John 10:11, 13. He said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” He goes on to say that he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and they are out of there. That’s the spirit of a hireling; they are just there to do a job, make some money, get on to the next thing.
3. I Will Serve the Lord with Gladness.
“When you’re ruled my minimums you get mediocrity.” 
Busy weekends at church are never an issue because I made a choice as a teenager that this is ‘my life’. 
4. Empowerment Starts with Me.

We often think of empowerment ‘downwards’. My experience is that empowerment works in every direction. Sometimes if you want to be empowered, you need to learn how to empower upwards. If you understand empowerment starts with you, then you live your life in a way where you are committed to empowering your leader or boss upwards.

What does that look like?

If you are complicated, over sensitive, have to sit and talk through your latest sensitivities every day, then to me, you are complicated; and that complication pulls the person you answer to into your complication, and your world.

Understand that empowerment starts with you and do whatever you can to live with the kind of initiative that enables your leaders to lift their head higher and get their eyes looking further down the road to set the pace and vision.


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