Leadership Framework

The Leadership Framework was developed from a study of a number of highly effective leaders within Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC). While it may be used for leader development purposes, it is a leadership framework, combining the requirements of both spiritual and strategic leadership in light of our calling. This framework identifies what is critical for leaders in Cru/CCC.

If you are not involved with Cru/CCC, you can also grow and improve as a leader by applying the roles and responsibilities of the framework to your context. Feel free to adapt or adjust the resources so they are helpful to you.

Relationships
Your personal character, and both your relationship with God and with others, form the base from which you lead.
Roles
There are four roles that describe how you think and what you do as a leader: Direction Setter, Change Agent, Coach and Spokesperson.
Responsibilities
For each role, there are four responsibilities: vision casting, strategy formulation, aligning, and motivating.

We must develop leaders. That is part of our stewardship of the people God has entrusted to us – to help them become the best they can be. Likewise, our mission demands an increasing base of leadership to go beyond the current reality. Our desire is each team member, disciple, or participant in our mission grows into Christ-like maturity and increasing ability to minister and multiply.

This resource outlines a number of different aspects of leadership:

  1. Heart – Our relationship with God
  2. Relationships – character and quality of our relationships
  3. Roles – how you think and what you do
  4. Responsibilities – or influence skills, needed in each role
  5. Results/Stewardship – the categories for evaluating our effectiveness

Each element of the Framework has:

  1. an Overview that explains the purpose (outcomes) of the session, the key resonating ideas, and slides of the PowerPoint presentation, some preparation tips, and a review of the additional resources for the session. It will be helpful if you read this page first for each session.
  2. a PowerPoint presentation that you can use or adapt to meet your needs. There are ample notes included in each presentation and interactive activities to facilitate learning.
  3. an Article (or a few) to read about the topic, and
  4. Additional Materials and resources for deeper study and understanding.

Leadership Framework Introduction PowerPoint

Overview: Leadership Framework Introduction (helpful session guide)

Article: Introduction to the Leadership Framework

You and the Leadership Framework article by Andrea Buczynski

The Heart of the Leader

Your relationship with God is central to your life and leadership. “For apart from Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

In the Bible, the core essence of the person is summed up in the word “heart.” We use the phrase, “heart of a leader,” to capture our relationship to God and the essential character and personal qualities essential to leadership.

 

The Heart of the Leader from LDHR (CCC/Cru) 

Heart of the Leader PowerPoint                                                                   

Overview: Heart of the Leader (helpful session guide)

Article: Heart of the Leader

Article: Leaders at Risk by Marc Rutter

Article: Growth Model by Marc Rutter

Relationships of a Leader is the foundational category of our framework and flows from the “Heart” of the leader. Your personal character and qualities and your relationships with others form the base from which you lead.

The Relationships of a Leader from LDHR (CCC/Cru)

The Relationships of a Leader PowerPoint

Overview: The Relationships of the Leader (helpful session guide)

Article: The Relationships of a Leader

50 Communication Activities, IceBreakers, and Exercises

Roles describe how you think and what you do as a leader.

There are four Roles in the Leadership Framework: Direction Setter, Change Agent, Coach, and Spokesperson.

The Direction Setter
The Direction Setter continually thinks about the future of the organization and thinks about what needs to happen to accomplish the mission—to win, build, send, and multiply Christ-centered disciples who launch spiritual movements.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article (Strategic Planning Process)
CCCI Global Direction 2014
Local Movement Indicators
Movement 360 Evaluation
Direction Setter Bible Study

The Change Agent
The Change Agent is responsible for leading the team in identifying and removing obstacles that might keep them from achieving the mission. This person looks ahead to new trends and opportunities and takes the time to lead the team in doing the evaluation, research, and testing that is required to keep the team on the cutting edge of accomplishing the mission. With creativity and attention to changes in the environment of the audience they are trying to reach, the Change Agent leads the adaptation to changing conditions in pursuit of mission and vision.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article (PReFACE)
Vision-led Change article
The OU Case Study
Leading Change: The Eight Step Process Summary

The Coach
In the Coach Role, the leader builds the team, ensures that the right person is doing the right job, creates an environment for growth, and coaches individual team members for growth and effectiveness for the mission, using coaching skills and processes. 

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article: Team Member Types
Article: Team Member Types Chart
Effective Coaching

The Spokesperson
The Spokesperson is responsible for communicating and representing the mission to those outside the organization or outside of your team. As Spokesperson, the leader takes the initiative to build a network and manages the various, crucial relationships that are essential to the mission.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Paul Eshelman talk on Spokesperson Role

No matter which role you are operating from, there are four Responsibilities, or influence skills, needed in each role.

For example, a leader in the Coach role will need to cast vision, have a strategy, align, and motivate people to be encouraged and equipped to live out the mission.

These four Responsibilities are: aligning, motivating, vision casting, and strategy formulation.

Aligning
Aligning is inviting others to join in through involvement or direct invitation; it is the ability to bring all of your people and structures together, pulling in the same direction, in order to carry out the strategies and accomplish the vision.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Additional Resources

Motivating
Motivating is helping others push onward to reach the mission, even when it is difficult; it is shaping the morale of the team so there is positive energy for each person to maximize their contribution to the mission.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Additional Resources

Vision Casting
Vision Casting is communicating to others a picture of the preferred future in an emotionally compelling way. What will it look like when the vision is achieved?

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article: Catching, Cultivating, and Casting Vision
The Leader as Painter
Vision-led Charge

Strategy Formulation
Strategy Formulation is collaborating with team members, empowering and igniting them to develop the significant actions or tactics for a plan to accomplish the mission; it is helping people know how to get there.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article: Strategic vs Tactical Planning
Strategic Formulation Focus

Results establish the categories for evaluating our effectiveness. Our vision is “Movements Everywhere” and the Local Movement Indicators represent essential faith actions and fruit that we are looking for to measure our progress toward our vision. At other levels of the organization, there are different measures according to the stewardship of that level of the organization.

Results PowerPoint Presentation
Overview: Results (helpful session guide)
Article: Leading and Results
Why Measure?
Results Categories to Address
The University of Oklahoma Case Study
Three Critical Reasons Why We Measure Ministry? video by Steve Douglass

Wise stewardship (Matthew 25) implies both good management and capacity growth for the future. Our under-girding assumption is that we, as organizational leaders, are stewards of all that is entrusted to us: our calling and direction, people, finances, technology, property, time, and talents.


Overview: Stewardship (helpful session guide)
Stewardship PowerPoint Presentation
Articles: The Leader as Steward
The Steward Leader – Tim Keller

We must develop leaders. That is part of our stewardship of the people God has entrusted to us – to help them become the best they can be. Likewise, our mission demands an increasing base of leadership to go beyond the current reality. Our desire is each team member, disciple, or participant in our mission grows into Christ-like maturity and increasing ability to minister and multiply.

This resource outlines a number of different aspects of leadership:

  1. Heart – Our relationship with God
  2. Relationships – character and quality of our relationships
  3. Roles – how you think and what you do
  4. Responsibilities – or influence skills, needed in each role
  5. Results/Stewardship – the categories for evaluating our effectiveness

Each element of the Framework has:

  1. an Overview that explains the purpose (outcomes) of the session, the key resonating ideas, and slides of the PowerPoint presentation, some preparation tips, and a review of the additional resources for the session. It will be helpful if you read this page first for each session.
  2. a PowerPoint presentation that you can use or adapt to meet your needs. There are ample notes included in each presentation and interactive activities to facilitate learning.
  3. an Article (or a few) to read about the topic, and
  4. Additional Materials and resources for deeper study and understanding.

Leadership Framework Introduction PowerPoint

Overview: Leadership Framework Introduction (helpful session guide)

Article: Introduction to the Leadership Framework

You and the Leadership Framework article by Andrea Buczynski

The Heart of the Leader

Your relationship with God is central to your life and leadership. “For apart from Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

In the Bible, the core essence of the person is summed up in the word “heart.” We use the phrase, “heart of a leader,” to capture our relationship to God and the essential character and personal qualities essential to leadership.

 

The Heart of the Leader from LDHR (CCC/Cru) 

Heart of the Leader PowerPoint                                                                   

Overview: Heart of the Leader (helpful session guide)

Article: Heart of the Leader

Article: Leaders at Risk by Marc Rutter

Article: Growth Model by Marc Rutter

Relationships of a Leader is the foundational category of our framework and flows from the “Heart” of the leader. Your personal character and qualities and your relationships with others form the base from which you lead.

The Relationships of a Leader from LDHR (CCC/Cru)

The Relationships of a Leader PowerPoint

Overview: The Relationships of the Leader (helpful session guide)

Article: The Relationships of a Leader

50 Communication Activities, IceBreakers, and Exercises

Roles describe how you think and what you do as a leader.

There are four Roles in the Leadership Framework: Direction Setter, Change Agent, Coach, and Spokesperson.

The Direction Setter
The Direction Setter continually thinks about the future of the organization and thinks about what needs to happen to accomplish the mission—to win, build, send, and multiply Christ-centered disciples who launch spiritual movements.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article (Strategic Planning Process)
CCCI Global Direction 2014
Local Movement Indicators
Movement 360 Evaluation
Direction Setter Bible Study

The Change Agent
The Change Agent is responsible for leading the team in identifying and removing obstacles that might keep them from achieving the mission. This person looks ahead to new trends and opportunities and takes the time to lead the team in doing the evaluation, research, and testing that is required to keep the team on the cutting edge of accomplishing the mission. With creativity and attention to changes in the environment of the audience they are trying to reach, the Change Agent leads the adaptation to changing conditions in pursuit of mission and vision.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article (PReFACE)
Vision-led Change article
The OU Case Study
Leading Change: The Eight Step Process Summary

The Coach
In the Coach Role, the leader builds the team, ensures that the right person is doing the right job, creates an environment for growth, and coaches individual team members for growth and effectiveness for the mission, using coaching skills and processes. 

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article: Team Member Types
Article: Team Member Types Chart
Effective Coaching

The Spokesperson
The Spokesperson is responsible for communicating and representing the mission to those outside the organization or outside of your team. As Spokesperson, the leader takes the initiative to build a network and manages the various, crucial relationships that are essential to the mission.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Paul Eshelman talk on Spokesperson Role

No matter which role you are operating from, there are four Responsibilities, or influence skills, needed in each role.

For example, a leader in the Coach role will need to cast vision, have a strategy, align, and motivate people to be encouraged and equipped to live out the mission.

These four Responsibilities are: aligning, motivating, vision casting, and strategy formulation.

Aligning
Aligning is inviting others to join in through involvement or direct invitation; it is the ability to bring all of your people and structures together, pulling in the same direction, in order to carry out the strategies and accomplish the vision.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Additional Resources

Motivating
Motivating is helping others push onward to reach the mission, even when it is difficult; it is shaping the morale of the team so there is positive energy for each person to maximize their contribution to the mission.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Additional Resources

Vision Casting
Vision Casting is communicating to others a picture of the preferred future in an emotionally compelling way. What will it look like when the vision is achieved?

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article: Catching, Cultivating, and Casting Vision
The Leader as Painter
Vision-led Charge

Strategy Formulation
Strategy Formulation is collaborating with team members, empowering and igniting them to develop the significant actions or tactics for a plan to accomplish the mission; it is helping people know how to get there.

Overview
PowerPoint Presentation
Article: Strategic vs Tactical Planning
Strategic Formulation Focus

Results establish the categories for evaluating our effectiveness. Our vision is “Movements Everywhere” and the Local Movement Indicators represent essential faith actions and fruit that we are looking for to measure our progress toward our vision. At other levels of the organization, there are different measures according to the stewardship of that level of the organization.

Results PowerPoint Presentation
Overview: Results (helpful session guide)
Article: Leading and Results
Why Measure?
Results Categories to Address
The University of Oklahoma Case Study
Three Critical Reasons Why We Measure Ministry? video by Steve Douglass

Wise stewardship (Matthew 25) implies both good management and capacity growth for the future. Our under-girding assumption is that we, as organizational leaders, are stewards of all that is entrusted to us: our calling and direction, people, finances, technology, property, time, and talents.


Overview: Stewardship (helpful session guide)
Stewardship PowerPoint Presentation
Articles: The Leader as Steward
The Steward Leader – Tim Keller

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