Hey. Steve Garcia here – Pastor, Coach, People-lover.
I’ll help you assess where you are, clarify where you want to be, and chart a course to get there, even if you’re feeling at a loss right now.
I know something about loss.
My family has suffered profound losses, as many of you have. During my teen years, confusion and pain had me down for the count. My Savior entered my life and it was a game-changer. Anyone who knew me back then knows how true this is.
I went from the outhouse to the White House. In my youthful zeal, I soon felt the call to pastoral work and was off to Bible college and seminary.
But I learned quickly that it would take more than zeal to lead people effectively. Charm and personality only go so far. I would need to work hard to learn the lessons of leadership. I would need to earn the right to be heard.
It did not come easy.
Many leadership skills do come naturally to me. I find planning, casting vision, gathering people together, detail work, follow-through, and of course, punctuality, really elusive.
So I have devoted my entire life to learning the art and science of leadership.
QUESTION: How do you become a great leader?
ANSWER: By making good decisions.
QUESTION: How do you make good decisions?
QUESTION: How do you gain wisdom?
Answer: Bad decisions.
I’ve made a fool of myself plenty of times in my efforts to become a leader. If there’s a bonehead move, I’ve made it. If you find it leadership a challenge, I feel your pain. I can help you lead more effectively.
Whether your arena is the arts, business, education, or government; whether your dreams are to play in a band, to run for office, or to start a non-profit — life impacts leadership.
Along with public leadership, we must deal with the stuff of life. Things like:
- Making friends
- Finishing school
- Launching your career
- Finding your soul mate
- Starting a family
- Raising kids
- Caring for parents
- Making marriage work
- Recovering from divorce
- Maintaining a car, a home, or a business
- Getting in shape
- Personal issues