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Leadership Summit 2016: Jossy Chacko

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Jossy Chacko gave a fantastic (and witty) talk at the Global Leadership Summit about Expanding your Leadership. Jossy serves as the Founder and President of Empart Inc.

  • You have been trusted with something, how are you proving that you can be trusted with more
  • Faithfulness is not just sitting on what you’ve been given. It’s multiplying.
  • Keeping things safe and steady, playing it safe, and maintaining is not God’s mission.
  • Your legacy will be determined by what you do with what you’ve been entrusted with

The 3 E’s in Expanding your Leadership

#1 Enlarge your Vision

  • What are the conversations like on your Board and Sr. Leadership Team?
  • Is it about maintenance or multiplication?
  • When people hear the vision it should inspire them to do big things for God and challenge their view of what God is like
  • Don’t let popularity determine your vision but instead lean on what the Creator has put inside of you
  • Enlarging your vision means staying focused and allowing your horizon to get bigger at the same time
  • Start with the opportunities that are around you
  • People don’t sacrifice their lives for a statement on a wall

#2 Empower your People

  • Give people the resources they need to do their job and then leave, and let them figure out solutions
  • Take wise chances and give people opportunities, regardless of your personal past hurts
  • Don’t be duped by the package that leaders come in (what they look like)
  • Leaders are all around you, you just need to find them
  • Empowerment allows you to do things and go places you could never do or go on your own
  • Your leadership reach will be determined by your ability to empower others
  • Test it: take a long vacation and see what happens
  • Focus on building their character before you empower them
  • Empowerment happens through the context of relationship
  • Agree upon the outcomes and measure results along the way

“Empowerment is not about control or the lack of control but changing what you control. Outcomes not people.”

#3 Embrace Risk

  • Without taking risks it is impossible to please God
  • Western society is all about eliminating risk
  • Eliminating risk moves organizations towards preservation and protection
    • Learn to see risk as your friend to love not your enemy to be feared
    • Learn to see comfort and safety as your enemy
    • Learn to increase your pain threshold: your leadership capacity is directly connected to your pain threshold
  • Don’t let earthly practicalities overshadow heavenly possibilities
  • Don’t take your dreams with you to heaven when you die, heaven doesn’t need it. It was put in you for now.
  • Make a list of all the dreams and visions that you have not taken action on
  • Put a time-frame next to them
  • Write the name of the person who is going to hold you accountable

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One Response to “Leadership Summit 2016: Jossy Chacko”

  1. Mark Swenson September 9, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    Thanks for posting Paul …I had the CR summit conflict so couldn’t attend. I plan to incorporate some of these notes in CR volunteer and leaders development sessions of that’s okay?

    Mark

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