Our new book, Improv Leadership: How to Lead Well in Every Moment, releases June 9th! To celebrate, we are launching a mini-season we’re we talk with leaders about each of the 5 competencies of Improv Leadership.
Jared Wilkins joins David in a conversation around Metaphor Cementing. Metaphor Cementing is using concrete illustrations or metaphors to strengthen teachable points of view.
Jared is the Lead Pastor at Parkcrest Christian Church in Long Beach, CA.
A bit more about Improv Leadership:Anyone can read a few books and apply the lessons, but great leaders can bring out the best in any person, in any situation. “There’s no script for effective leadership,” say authors Stan Endicott and David Miller. “But you don’t need one.” You can learn to improvise.
Improvisational leaders understand the key principles of connecting, coaching, and communicating and use these ideas to build strong teams. In Improv Leadership, Endicott and Miller offer a toolbox of five leadership competencies that can help every person motivate teams to greater commitment, more passion, and better performance.
- Story Mining–uncovering a person’s story and letting it shape the way you lead them
- Precision Praising–crafting praise to inspire, motivate, and even course- correct your team
- Metaphor Cementing–using concrete illustrations to “cement” an idea in someone’s mind
- Lobbing Forward–challenging people to look beyond today to what might be in the future
- Going North–using indirect influence to redirect a person’s perspective
Improv Leadership applies these skills to initiate powerful conversations, create memorable moments, and craft personal coaching strategies that help people grow. Highly flexible and easily adapted to different contexts, the proven ideas in this book stimulate leadership growth with “evergreen” principles that can be successfully introduced into any situation.
Links for episode:
Improv Leadership Book: https://improvleadershipbook.com/