9 Gauges To Assess Your Leadership Health

“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” 1 Timothy 4:16

Much like piloting an airplane, pastoring requires an ability to accurately assess our situation against what is true. Talent, experience, and understanding profit nothing if we are being led by our subjective feelings. When we fail at this, we not only harm ourselves, but those placed in our care as well.

In the book Defying Gravity, Daniel Henderson writes about nine leadership gauges by which we can objectively monitor our spiritual and leadership health to avoid any crash landings. These 9 gauges are:

  • Applied Truth
  • Personal Integrity
  • Spiritual Intimacy
  • Biblical Identity
  • Genuine Accountability
  • Eternal Significance
  • Healthy Family Life
  • Indispensable Pain
  • Captivating Call

In this clip, Daniel Henderson addresses two of these vital gauges and offers us some clear reminders of what the consequences are if we neglect these vital practices. Find out more in Daniel’s book, Defying Gravity: How To Survive The Storms of Pastoral Ministry.