Tonight the topic of our weekly CCMP (City Changers Ministry Programme) class was 360° Leadership – by John Maxwell.
In a nutshell, it’s leading from the position that you are in NOW – upwards, sideways and downwards. When we covered principles to apply when you lead downwards, the one that struck me between the eyes immediately, was “Walk slowly through the halls”.
I think the reason it hit me, was because I practiced that exact same principle just a few hours before, when I took my daughter out for the afternoon. (I believe that being a parent counts for leading downwards…)
Instead of me spending her last day of the school holiday working in the office as usual, I decided to take Anika (only her) out for the afternoon. Without rushing, answering the phone, replying to emails or worrying about work-stuff in between.