Sometimes, things come out of nowhere. The perfect storm hits, and you have to place a leader into an unfilled position. Normally, I would never suggest practicing leadership placement, only practice leadership development. But sometimes these things happen, and you have to fill a spot. Here’s a framework of four judgments to help you do so.
Using these four judgments will allow you to make a good decision on who to put in leadership in an emergency situation. Think about the person and the position they currently hold and how they have displayed the four judgments over the past year.
Did the person have good judgment and make good decisions when it came to your church or organization’s values? Did this person’s decisions reflect your strategy? How did this person handle themselves in crisis when it arose? Did they handle it well, or did they fall apart?
All these things are important, but people judgment is most important. Does this person have good judgment about people? Do they lead other people well? Do they put those people into good positions? If so, congratulations. I think you’ve found the person to fill your gap.
Now the four judgments should only be used in an emergency situation. Normally we would say practice leadership development, not leadership placement. But when you’re in that tough spot, this four judgments framework will help you.
What are you going to do about it?
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