24 Words that Define a Leader’s Job

24 Words that Define a Leader’s Job

In this short post, I’d like to suggest 24 words that define a leader’s job.


  • Vision casting
  • Problem solving
  • Giving feedback
  • Encouraging others
  • Influencing others
  • Recruiting leaders
  • Developing people
  • Serving people
  • Communicating well
  • Listening well
  • Relationship building
  • Establishing priorities


What’s your strongest area?

What needs more attention?

Where can you allow God to mold your leadership?

Where can you allow God to mold your leadership?

Let’s pray and ask God to guide us as we seek to lead like Jesus in the role He’s placed us:

Father, thank you for the opportunity and influence You’ve given me. Guide me as I seek to be more like Jesus in every way, especially when it comes to my leadership. Help me to look to Jesus as the perfect role model. Thank you for the example of Your Son. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Help me to look to Jesus as the perfect role model



Charles Stone

Both my wife Sherryl and I have a heart for pastors and pastors’ wives. We’ve taught hundreds of pastors and their wives in the United States, Canada, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Mexico.

I earned an engineering degree from Georgia Tech, a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I’m completing another masters degree in neuroleadership. I’m also an avid Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fan.

I’ve been professionally trained in these areas by these organizations:

Life Coaching through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute
Strategic Planning through Ministry Advantage (certified)
Vision Clarity through the Church Unique Process (certified)
Conflict Management through Peacemakers
I’m the author of 4 books – Daughters Gone Wild – Dads Gone Crazy (Thomas Nelson, 2007), 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them (Bethany House Publishers, 2010), People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding Pitfalls of Approval Motivated Leadership (Inter-Varsity Press, January 2014), and my brand new book, Brain-Savvy Leadership: the Science of Significant Ministry (Abingdon, 2015).