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What 2nd Chair Leaders are Looking For

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a room full of Second Chair Leaders and have a conversation with them about what they’re looking for from the leaders they’re serving under. This is what they had to say.

1. I need clarity

I want to support you, that’s why God put me in the role I’m in. I’m not pushing back, I’m just chasing after understanding. I just need you to give me a clear picture of the future so I can help us get there.

2. Say you’re sorry

When you make a wrong call, just own it. You don’t need to impress me. I’m leading close enough to you to already know you’re not perfect.

3. Give me clear Boundaries

I love implementing but I want to honor you at the same time. Be clear with me about how far I can go with implementation before checking in to make sure the results are what you were hoping for.

4. Bring me in the loop sooner rather than later

I want to help you make the vision God’s given you become real. But if you bring me in on the ground floor of an idea I can help you build a great foundation and map a great game plan for the future.

If you’re a 1st Chair Leader this list can provide you with some incredible insight to the heart of your team. I hope you take advantage of this list and it’s helpful to you. If you’re a 2nd Chair Leader, what would you add to the list? Leave a comment.


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