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CREATING ENCOURAGEMENT

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HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CHEERLEADER?

FACT: Negativity leads to an atmosphere of labels, stereotypes, and prejudices

FACT: Encouragement leads to an atmosphere of faith, excitement, and anticipation

FACT: Negativity leads to defeated, divisive, and destructive leaders

FACT: Encouragement leads to big-spirited, big-hearted, and big-vision leaders

Matthew 12:34 NLT
You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.
Proverbs 10:11 NLT
The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
Matthew 12:34 ESV
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

WHAT IS AN ENCOURAGING LEADER?

1. Encouraging leaders open doors for others

RESULT: God promotes the lives of those who promote the lives of others

2. Encouraging leaders build platforms for others

RESULT: A leaders highest calling is the development of people

3. Encouraging leaders break ceilings for others

RESULT: Your ceiling is another person’s floor

4. Encouraging leaders inspire greatness in others

RESULT: You see in somebody what they can’t see in themselves

5. Encouraging leaders develop potential in others

RESULT: You lift spirits, ease fears, and speak hope

APPLICATION

Practical ways to create an encouraging culture:

FRONT ROW CULTURE: Receive, React, and Respond

CELEBRATION CULTURE: Cheer, Party, Reward

THANK YOU CULTURE: Intentional, Regular, and Public

Whatever gets rewarded gets repeated

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