Five Musts Leading into 2019


Tim Foot

Fri Dec 14 2018

A new calendar year provides an opportunistic and important time to lead splendiferously. The following are three powerful questions to ask yourself, followed by five ways to lead well into 2019.

  • What would make 2019 a successful year?
  • How will 2019 results be different than years prior?
  • What personal rhythms will help you be the person you want to be?


1. Maximize the Holidays

  • Extravagant experiences: create “wow” environments
  • Calls to action: provide easy and clear next steps for people to take
  • Spoil your team: appreciate and care for people over-the-top


2. Spiritual Vibrancy

  • Rest: do what you need to do to be your best
  • Centering: be awake to truth and spiritual awareness
  • Remembrance: be steadfastly mindful of what matters most


3. Strategic Planning

  • Immediate: a review with your team to ensure you’re prepared
  • Short-term: be intentional and specific with leadership action steps and calendaring
  • Long-term: take the time to set goals with accountable action steps


4. Masterful Communications

  • Digital: have a presence and be up-to-date
  • Personal: prepare how and what needs to be said
  • Communal: give your people purpose-driven talking points


5. Stewardship Savvy

  • Giving: give people amazing opportunities to give
  • Investing: use resources where huge impacts will be had
  • Budgeting: craft a strategic budget and consider moving to a July-June fiscal year


I’d love to hear your ideas and action steps as well. Feel free to comment and share!


Tim Foot

With nearly 30 years of experience as a leader, pastor, coach, speaker, musician, and presenter in Australia and North America, Tim brings a diverse background in church, nonprofit, and for-profit environments to his role as CEO/President of Slingshot Group. Throughout his time at Slingshot, Tim and the teams he’s led have staffed and coached well over a thousand churches, organizations, and leaders. For Tim, this work provides a perfect combination of strategic leadership and relational connection, allowing him to invest in teams in tandem with serving leaders. Tim believes, “When the mission of the leader and the mission of the organization line up, that’s when the magic happens! Alignment is everything, and the best investment you’ll ever make is in your leaders.” Tim lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Mandy, and their two sons.