What does it mean to lead out of your Sabbath? In this month’s Emotionally Healthy Leader Podcast, Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas share their thoughts on Sabbath and its impact on their lives and leadership. Pete and Rich discuss Sabbath as a counter cultural concept and core spiritual formation discipline which has direct impact on how we lead. You can read more in depth on Sabbath and leadership in The Emotionally Healthy Leader book. Watch the conversation by clicking the image below. We encourage you to share with others.
To quit overfunctioning is foundational to our leadership. In fact, unless we take up this biblical challenge, it will be nearly impossible to raise up healthy, biblical communities that effectively engage the world with the gospel and deeply transform lives. Overfunctioning can be defined as: doing for others what they can and should do for themselves. This is a key task for every leader that requires discernment, courage, and at times, wise counsel from others. The following four realities motivate us to make this a regular topic for prayerful discernment: Overfunctioning perpetuates immaturity. In Exodus 18, Moses mistakenly believed his self-sacrifice was serving the people. Moses became the largest obstacle, the bottleneck to the people’s growth and maturity. In Numbers 11, the Israelites demanded a rescue from their pain. Moses accepted the role. In doing so, he ensured their continued immature behavior. Overfunctioning prevents us from focusing on God’s unique call for our own. Read more.
We are so excited about The Emotionally Healthy Leader that releases on June 30th! It is the fruit of 8 years of thinking, and 18 months of writing. (I am glad it is over!) Zondervan, along with Amazon, have worked out a special offer we want to share with you. If you go to http://EHLeader.com and pre-order a copy of The Emotionally Healthy Leader you will also receive a FREE eBook version of the book along with free bonus content. We hope you will take advantage of this special offer as well as share it with others. Below is a link to pre-order the book along with a tweet or social media post for you to let others know about this offer. Thanks so much! – Pete (and the EHS Team) Pre-order @petescazzero‘s new book The Emotionally Healthy Leader by going to http://EHLeader.com & get a FREE eBook version also #EHLeader