Creating the Tools that You Need
Getting the job done right means having the right the right tools. I have started many projects without the proper gear only to visit the local hardware store over and over again. But what do you do when there is no hardware store? Sometimes it is impossible to get build without a hammer. You have two major choices: you can quit or you can create. When was the last time you made a tool? We are expert consumers of building materials but are not used to crafting the materials ourselves. Think beyond hammers and drills; what about the other tools that you use to get things done? Ideas, strategies and innovations are all items in your leadership arsenel. You can load up on books to sample the best that the world has to offer. You can adopt models, buy curriculum and enrol in programs. But sometimes we error and substitue the right too for the convenient one.
Think about the leadership tools that you currently employ. How well are they serving you? Have you adopted the wrong tool for the job in any area of your leadership? This may be due to the fact that the correct tool dosent exist. Your leadership is a custom job and popular leadership products may not meet your needs. Local pastor Steve Schofstoll reminded me that, "sometimes you have to create that which you need to be a part of." Sometimes you are the leadership network, the vision castor and the strategist. Sometimes it is up to you to create solutions instead of presenting the solutions of others. Be open to the idea that you may need to create a tool every once in a while.