Leadership Training Doesn’t Work | Inner Revolution

Geoff Surratt blogged this keen insight —

Last week I had this theory confirmed from two directions. On Thursday I participated in an online gathering around the topic of campus pastor development. I shared the fantastic campus pastor class we created at Seacoast that didn’t develop a single campus pastor. The other consultant in the meeting shared the exact same experience. Her church had, simultaneously to Seacoast, developed a brilliant educational program for potential campus pastors. Their success rate was also zero. Two programs developed separately by two successful multi-site churches with a net outcome of zero.

The second confirmation came from Marcus Buckingham at the Chick-fil-a Leadercast. I wasn’t able to attend, but my wife shared that Buckingham’s research shows that leaders aren’t developed through leadership training classes. Concepts are shared, but leaders aren’t created.

via Leadership Training Doesn’t Work | Inner Revolution.

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