Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I bring life to those I lead?” If so, or if you’ve ever wondered how to become a leader who brings life to those around you, today’s episode is for you! Tyler Reagin is the President of Catalyst, a leadership development organization that exists to unify and equip leaders who love the Church through resources and experiential events. Tyler is passionate about helping others find life and give life in every aspect of leadership.
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Takeaways from the Episode
1. Character vs. Competence
Tyler lays out this idea that competency is important for leadership, but character is just as, if not more, important. Although great character can’t be built in a day, it is something that can be built regardless of position. Hard work and heavy lifting do not require any specific title. Having a strong character will help you turn into a life giving leader. And as Tyler stated, “when life flows from you, influence grows.”
2. Personal Devotion
It’s a simple concept – you can’t give something you don’t have. If Jesus isn’t coming in, how is He going to go out from you? There is life and hope in Jesus and the only way for you to be able to spread that life and hope is by knowing Jesus yourself. People tend to follow the real over the right. If you say something great on a Sunday and are a jerk on the Monday, do you think people are going to remember Sunday? Even the best leaders need to be poured into, whether that be through a friend or reading the Bible, it needs to happen.
3. Be Your Truest Self
When stress hits, learned behavior goes out the window. With this in mind, leaders need to be self-aware, self-accepting, and confident. Being self-aware means knowing yourself and knowing what to do in certain situations. Self-accepting means understanding God created you uniquely to be you, not someone else. Lastly, confidence is important, and humility actually stems from being confident.
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