DCL 3.4 Instruction | Understand, Practice and Complete the Leadership Loop

Video Presentation: Todd Mullins, Lead Pastor, Christ Fellowship, Florida

Take a look at the following graphic, which will give you an idea of what the leadership loop looks like:

Here are the steps:

1.  Caring – Take an interest in people

2.  Learning – Get to know people

3.  Appreciating – Respect people

4.  Contributing – Add value to people

5.  Verbalising – Affirm and encourage

6.  Leading – Influence people

7.  Succeeding – Win with people

“Great leaders don’t use people so that they can win.  They lead people so that they all can win together.”   John C. Maxwell


Biblical Case Study: Joshua (Joshua 24:29-31)

In every phase of his life, Joshua was faithful in the assignment given to him. While today we consider Joshua an exceptional leader, nowhere does Scripture describe him as a man of extraordinary might, intel­lect or talent. But he became an outstanding leader because he gained influence as he faithfully served and added value to those above him, beside him and below him. He was on a lifelong journey of growth as a leader. Under his leadership, the people of Israel entered the land of promise. The Bible records that “Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua.” Joshua 24:31. He practiced the leadership loop.



  • Do you express and show your appreciation and respect for your co-workers? Explain.


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