Myles Munroe Notes

This morning, Dr. Munroe met with our staff and spent about 2 1/2 hours teaching us about leadership. Here are my notes – I have not checked them for spelling or clarity (I was typing pretty fast).

03.31.08 Myles Munroe Staff Leadership Mtg – Teamwork
*No one can climb beyond the limitations he has placed on him or herself. Success is never final; failure is never fatal. Have courage!
*Failure is only an incident – there is more than just failure – there is success behind the failure. Don’t be paralyzed by your failure.
*What you have done is not all you are capable of doing.
Session 1 Leadership –
•    Flocks of sheep never have a leader – they change their pattern of movement based on whoever is in front of them at the moment. This is why sheep need a shepherd. No other animal in the animal kingdom needs a human.
•    God gave us LEADERSHIP instructions – “Have dominion” – to govern, to rule, to manage, to control, to lead – to initiate progress – He did not create us to be sheep.
•    Compassion is hatred against evil – against hurt – compassion moves a person to help someone
•    Matthew 9
•    Human condition is based on the absence or presence of leadership
•    An army of sheep led by a lion will always defeat an arm of lions led by a sheep
•    What makes the lion the leader? Attitude… He understands the concept of leadership – you attitude can promote you faster than your degrees – can make you more money than hard work
•    Attitude separates followers from leaders
•    The source of attitude is belief
•    You cannot live beyond your convictions – whatever you believe controls your attitude
•    Whatever you see with your eyes is not interpreted by your eyes but by your belief system
•    Leadership is b/w your ears
•    We were all born with the leadership spirit but we can’t lead unless we have a spirit of leadership.
•    The lion is the leader b/c he BELIEVES he is.
•    God designed us to need people
•    No great accomplishment has ever been done by one individual – no matter who gets the trophy, it is b/c of a team.
•    Mankind is designed to need another
•    Everyone was created to fulfill a need
•    Every THING was created to fulfill a need
•    Each human being is a solution to a problem
•    Divine defects guarantee the need for teams – Exodus 4
•    Whatever God calls for He provides for
•    God’s commands are equal to your ability – He wouldn’t demand what He did not already give you
•    Your defect will be someone else’s assignment
•    When you delegate, you give people value – you help them find their assignment – their sense of worth.
•    The less you do, the greater you make other people. The ultimate test of your leadership is your absence
•    The first act of a leader in a new assignment is to look for their replacement
•    Teamwork is the result of everyone having a defect
•    Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration generated by a passion ignited by a purpose
•    The principle leaders’ job is definition and inspiration – others can do the management
•    If you can’t inspire, you have to manipulate – causing you to be a dictator
•    Leaders are simply people who dare to be themselves and are able to express themselves fully

Session 2 – Leadership – The Principles of Teamwork

•    Partnership is God’s idea – Gen 2.18 – it is not good for man to be alone
•    Teamwork is necessary for fulfillment of purpose – Gen 1.26-28 – “let them”
•    Domain – territory
•    Lead in your own area of gifting
•    Teamwork is God’s plan for leadership Exodus 4.13-17
•    Teamwork is emphasized by Jesus Matthew 4.18-22
•    Paul understood the need for partnership – Philippians 4.21; Titus 3.15
•    Teamwork give opportunity for participation – when people participate you give them value
•    Teamwork provides the environment for others talents and gifts to be released
•    Allow people to fail gracefully – allow them the room to make a mistake
•    A great leader knows that when others succeed, he will ultimately get the credit
•    Teamwork gives personal and corporate satisfaction
•    If you want to live long, build a team
•    Teamwork gives value to each part and member – to the individual and the organization
•    What makes a business successful is added value.
•    Teamwork recognizes the value to each part/person
•    Teamwork is the appreciation/respect of the diversity of gifts – God is smart enough not to give you everything
•    Romans 12.3-5 – Teamwork develops self-leadership (“Let him…” allow them to function)

Principles of Team Work

•    Start with Team Goals
•    Select the right people
•    Define everyone’s role – be clear about responsibilities so that everyone can know what to expect/demand from one another
•    Empower the team (Power of Decision)
•    Open your talent bank
•    Appreciate differing styles – not everyone is like you!
•    Establish ground rules
•    Create a relaxed atmosphere – people won’t follow you if they don’t like you
•    Prepare a work plan – prepare the work plan and then let them work out the details
•    Get the Word Done!
•    Hold effective meetings – establish what you want to accomplish, create guidelines for the meeting and then go home!
•    Build external networks
•    Resolve conflicts effectively –diversity is opportunity for conflict – if you can not resolve the conflict the team will dissolve
•    Own the moment! Take responsibility – let your team take responsibility for what is happening in that moment.
•    Build a climate of trust
•    Communicate and communicate and communicate…. meetings are the secret to success
•    Get everyone committed to the team
•    Make decisions by consensus (not referring to the vision, but to operations)
•    Reward team results
•    Assess team performance – you MUST measure peoples success
•    Celebrate team accomplishments

Your vision defines your market –


5 Responses to “Myles Munroe Notes”

  1. 1 the Tim
    April 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Pastor Abbye for taking those notes. After reading this, it is definitely going to help me with the way I do things with the band at NHHS. Go God!!

  2. April 1, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your notes! It was an honor to be an intercessor for these meetings with Dr. Munroe. Love you!

  3. 3 Sarah Smith
    April 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Now, I can’t wait to order my tapes on Sunday.

  4. 4 Fezi Mauncho
    May 23, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks for posting these notes. They are extremely helpful.

  5. 5 Morgan Maqaga
    May 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I am extremely thankful for this information it has really stretched my scope of understanding God and people and co exist thereby .

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