Podcast Episode #229
Discussion about recent post on relational IQ and leadership and the importance of relational skills to effectiveness in ministry.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Relational IQ begins with a foundation of a vibrant prayer life.
- If you have a healthy relationship with God, you’ll likely have a healthy relationship with others.
- There’s nothing wrong with talking about yourself, as long as it’s not to the exclusion of everything else.
- Relationships are commanded by Scripture.
- A healthy sense of humor is one where you are able to laugh at itself.
- The first reaction we should have to criticism or anything negative should not be defensiveness.
- Just like you can always learn more cognitively, you can always learn more relationally.
The seven characteristics of relationally intelligent leaders are:
- They have a vibrant prayer life.
- They ask about others.
- They rarely speak about themselves.
- They are intentional about relationships.
- They have a healthy sense of humor.
- They are not usually defensive.
- They constantly seek input.
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