Leading as a Disciple

Ways of Doing

Helping others recognise their gifts and providing opportunities for expression, sharing and growth.

Process for Engagement

“In the game of contribution you wake up each day and bask in the notion that you are a gift to others.” (Ben Zander, 2000, The Art of Possibility)

In order to help others recognize their gifts the leader must first get to know and understand others, their gifts, feelings and aspirations.

A leader recognizes potential and finds ways to invite individuals to share their gifts with and for the community.

A leader does not view potential as something finite.

By providing the environment to identify the diversity of gifts and opportunities to nurture and nourish gifts (through relevant learning and formation experience) individuals are provided with opportunities to discover their best self.

Quotes from Consultation

“Being able to call forth the giftedness of others requires a generosity of spirit” (School Principals Leadership Consultation)

“We need to remember that people want to make a contribution, it’s our role as leaders to help them to find a way to do it” (School Principals Leadership Consultation)

As leaders we need to ask “how do I work with the wisdom that God has shared with you?” (Agency Leaders Consultation)


“Professional Supervision means that we can walk beside people. We can recognise the giftedness and value of each person. We have a “culture of supervision” – we walk beside, we create a safe space, encourage vulnerability. Supervision is about honesty, saying what’s really going on, and honesty helps people to grow. This allows you to walk with someone and help that person to make good independent decisions – leading to trust and participation”. (Agency Leaders Consultation)

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Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
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