A leadership ceiling is your maximum capacity to lead. For all practical purposes let’s say we rate your ability to lead on a scale from 1 to 10. Let us say one is the lowest point of your leadership and ten is the highest, meaning you are an exceptional leader. I would say, if you are a level 6 when it comes to leadership, your organization would be a level 5 or less.
As John Maxwell so eloquently puts’ it, “Everything rise and fall on leadership.”
With twenty plus years in the African American church, I’ve noticed how senior leadership fail to seek outside help to raise their leadership ceiling. Therefore, I frequently find senior pastors over worked, under compensated and so often frustrated with the leaders under their leadership.
1. Value experience with reflection
2. Invest in Training
3. Reflect on who's been a ceiling lifter in your life and what characteristics make them a ceiling lifter?
4. Make a “stop doing” list.