I’m watching the online conference Preach Better Sermons today and wanted to share some of the learnings I picked up. One of the speakers is Brad Lomenick. Brad is lead visionary and president of Catalyst, one of America’s largest movements of young Christian leaders. Brad is also author of the newly released book, The Catalyst Leader: Eight Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker, from Thomas Nelson. Prior to running Catalyst, Brad spent five years involved in the growth of the nationally acclaimed Life@Work magazine and was a management consultant with Cornerstone Group, where he worked with a variety of companies, organizations, and nonprofit enterprises.
Here are some things that jumped out from his segment:
- A great communicator moves people and inspire people.
- If you are moving someone, then you are inspiring someone.
- A great communicator understands their audience.
- 20-something’s want to feel like they are part of something bigger. They aren’t attracted to personalities as much as visions.
- Younger leaders need opportunities to achieve earlier in their career. The church planting movement is a testament to that.
- If you can’t give younger leaders responsibility, they’ll leave the organization.