How to Maintain Personal Growth as a Leader

how to maintain personal growth as a leader blog postOftentimes, it can be difficult to keep growing as leader. We go through difficult times just like everyone else. So, how can a lead maintain consistent personal growth  in their lives? Here are a few quick easy ideas:

  • Have a strategic plan for growth– Look, the reason we struggle growing consistently is that we probably do not have a plan for growth. If we do have a plan, it is because we failed to work that plan. Have a plan. What do you think growth looks like? How do you think you can grow? Have a plan and work that plan.
  • Don’t stop reading– In leadership, there are times where you lose time to read, but never cease to read. Sure, one day I may read for 2 hours, another day, I am may read for 15 minutes. Always be reading!
  •  Surround yourself with growing people– Surround yourself with the type of people who will sharpen your personal development. Be around people who are growing so that can burn something in you.
  • Take risks– One of the things that grow me the most is when I try something crazy for God. Now, make sure He is on board, but do not be afraid to take risk, or you will plateau early in your leadership.
  • Schedule your day– I have a schedule. I used to have no schedule, but now I finally am scheduling my life a bit better. Smart phones have created the means to do this in such a helpful way. Schedule your day and be organized about it. When I do not have a schedule, I always tend to get less done.

Published by Josh Evans

Josh is the connections pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students for 10 years. Josh is passionate about empowering church leaders to make a difference. Josh and his wife Abby have two children. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at

One thought on “How to Maintain Personal Growth as a Leader

  1. Some time you can be aleader like here in africa by the lack of possivbility and support you will fail enstead of growing as a leader.and the lack of training. We are not equiped. Exemple ,iopened a church and awomens group ,iam teaching theme THE HUMEN’S RIGHT,WITHOUT DOCUMENT.ANY MEAN ,HANGRY……TALL ME WHAT TO DO

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