Leader VLOG #13!

Welcome to Episode 13 of our Leadership VLOG series. In this episode, Saundra discusses feeling and its value in connecting with those you lead.

Today I want to talk about feeling.

Now, I’m guessing some of you are dismissing me already! Many people don’t know how to feel, have not seen feeling exampled to them well, don’t think it is important, and simply don’t want to invest in it.

Common excuses I’ve heard for dismissing feeling and emotion include:

  • It’s not important
  • You should just suck it up and do what needs to be done
  • I don’t have the time and energy for it

Allow me to point out just how important feeling is, not only to you, but to your leadership. Why does feeling matter?

Romans 12:15 (NIV)

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”

If you’re a leader, you need to be able to connect with people, and emotion is a necessary connection point.

Romans 12:9-21 (NIV) identifies the marks of a true Christian:

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Begin to connect with your heart, emotions, and feelings that you may be able to connect with the heart and feelings of those you are leading. In doing so, you will be a better leader.

Q: Where have you placed feeling on your priority list? How can you better feel in order to connect more with those you lead?

This is the 13th ‘In Motion Ministries Leader VLOG’ (Video Blog), where we discuss feeling and its value in connecting with those you lead.

Scroll down to the bottom to leave a comment about how this has or can make a difference in your life and leadership!

Table of Contents – Other Episodes of the In Motion Mission Trip Leadership Blog

Introduction to Leader Vlog

  1. Asking the Right Questions – Saundra Dunn
  2. Staying focused with Team Members – Saundra Dunn
  3. Confidence; not too much or too little – Saundra Dunn
  4. Building Confidence in your Leadership: Admitting Mistakes – Saundra Dunn
  5. Why You Shouldn’t Fix Every Situation – Saundra Dunn
  6. Balance in Leadership – Chris and Kenzie Morris
  7. Fear or Grace – Seth Dunn
  8. A New Perspective – Seth Dunn
  9. Discipleship – Seth Dunn
  10. Our Recipe for Strength – Seth Dunn
  11. Connecting with Love – Saundra Dunn
  12. Mixing Compassion and Truth – Saundra Dunn
  13. The Essential Point of Connection: Feeling >> You’re Here!
  14. To be released – Are you good on camera and have some leadership acumen you want to share? See the email below and ask Kenzie to set this up at the next IMLT or sometime you’re in the Greeley area.

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You will also notice some blog articles dispersed throughout the leadership VLOG page. If you’d like to contribute to this, email kenzie@inmotionministries.org We would love to have your knowledge available to others here.

In Motion has trained leaders for years in how to lead short-term mission trips in various countries. If you are curious about leading trips yourself or becoming a better leader wherever you lead, visit our leadership page.

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